Friday, January 25, 2019
I spent the morning looking at prints to bring back for exhibitions at the Augusta Savage Gallery at UMass, Amherst and Zea Mays Printmaking. I want to share the incredible work and stories of the people who make up Artist Proof studio: the students who found their voice in printmaking and are using it to lift themselves up and make profound changes in their lives; the teachers who have dedicated themselves to giving them the tools to do so (many of whom are former students); the staff who keep this place running with the spirit of Ubuntu.
Here is a little preview of some of the work I’ll be bringing back with me to exhibit (and hopefully sell for these artists) and the voices of the artists telling me about it in their own words.
Methembe Hlelo Molepe