This exhibition includes the Folium Darwinii exchange portfolio, as well as banners from Print Big! 2012 which feature the themes of reading, books and literature.
Artist Rich Gere will give an artist talk on the history of printmaking during the exhibition reception on August 18. The history of Printmaking is the history of communication as well as a fine art medium. The invention of paper in 105 AD and the printing press and movable type in the 15th century were as important and revolutionary as we consider the invention of the computer and digital technology today.
This fascinating and entertaining talk will discuss the development of printmaking as an art form and the differences between relief, etching, lithography, screenprint and other printmaking techniques will be revealed.
Rich Gere is a professor at Savannah College of Art and Design-Atlanta and serves on the board of directors of Atlanta Printmakers Studio. A noted artist, curator and administrator, Gere’s work has appeared in over 150 juried, solo and group exhibitions across the United States, Europe, Mexico and Asia.
The Central Library of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
One Margaret Mitchell Square
Atlanta, Georgia 30303