Saturday, February 26, 2011

(In)Habit Talk-Join us!

IN(HABIT) Residency 2010
The transformation of a bathroom into a multi-purpose space

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center

In December artists Richard Lyew and Deborah Carroll Anzinger completed the In(Habit) residency at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center where they transformed a bathroom into a space that functions as an artist studio, exhibition space and sleeping quarters. Please join us for a talk they will be giving about the process.

After the talk an opening reception will be hosted in the In(Habit) space, during which the prints that Deborah completed at Pyramid will be shown.

Come and celebrate the completion of the project with us!

Thursday March 3
6 - 8 PM
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
8230 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD

301 608 9101

Friday, February 25, 2011

The 3 Best Things About Working At Pyramid

The 3 best things about working at Pyramid:
1. Everyday is a new day
2. The people, they are so committed
3. The art, always makes me stop and say "wow"

I thought that I would share some pictures with you that I took yesterday at Pyramid.

This is Amdy. He comes & paints everyday.

This is Alan and Elizabeth in the screenprint studio.

Beth busy in the Letterpress Area

Patty getting ready for a class

Jeremiah is stamping envelopes

Amelia (Artist in Residence) leads a tour of students

Two of my favorite prints from the Washington Printmakers exhibit upstairs in the gallery

(Below) Amelia leads an Artist Talk

Jill (Artist in Residence) in her studio

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Getting to Know Artist in Residence Amelia Hankin

This winter, Pyramid Atlantic welcomed two new Artists in Residence, Amelia Hankin and Jill Parisi. Both artists have been working tirelessly in the studio, expanding their portfolios of work.
This week, Amelia will be giving a lecture discussing her artistic process and development. You will have the opportunity not only to hear about what she's been working on, but to view some of her most recent prints and other works created during her residency at Pyramid Atlantic thus far. Please join us!

Date: Thursday, February 24th
Time: 6-7pm
Location: Pyramid Atlantic-8230 Georgia Avenue

Here are some images of Amelia's work. You can see more at her website.

see what our intens have been up to!

For the past few weeks, our winter studio interns, Melissa Salazar and Anna Spelman, have been working on thank you notes to send out to all the wonderful people who support Pyramid Atlantic.

The project started in the paper studio, where Anna and Melissa, with the help of Maria, an intern from Swarthmore College, made paper from cotton rag. White cotton with a bit of black mixed in created a gray-blue paper the interns used for one of the thank you cards:

The girls also used white cotton rag to create a lovely thick white paper used in the rest of the cards. Different moulds and deckles created several different paper sizes, allowing for a good deal of variety in the shape and feel of the cards. After cutting the paper down to size, the interns started the letterpress process, setting type for 4 different cards.

After a long day of printing the interns had 4 styles of cards, which they went on to embellish with stitching and vellum accents.

We are very excited about how everything turned out. Keep an eye out in your just might be getting one of them!