Thursday July 15- September 11, 2010

Featured Artists:

Nancy Brossard, John La Falce, Katherine Levin-Lau, Carol Marie Vossler,
Larry Poole, Gia Alexander, Saranac Lake Artists with host Glenn Rogers
Mark Jay, Glen Rogers, Lucila Santiago, Rafael Avila Tirado

Five artists, Nancy Brossard, John La Falce, Katherine Levin-Lau, Carol Marie Vossler, and Larry Poole, all affiliated with BluSeed Studios in Saranac Lake, NY, recently returned home from Mazatlan, Mexico where they participated in the first phase of a cultural exchange. The second part of the exchange will take place in Saranac Lake from July 13th through July 21st when five artists, Gia Alexander, Mark Jay, Glen Rogers, Lucila Santiago, Rafael Avila Tirado, from Mazatlan will come to BluSeed Studios. During their visit they will work and exchange ideas with area artists at BluSeed Studios. At that time an exhibition of work of all 10 artists will be held in the gallery of BluSeed Studios. The opening is planned for July 15th as part of that month’s Saranac Lake Art Walk. The exhibit will run through September 11th.

The program entitled, *Intercambio Gráfica Printmaking Exchange: NY – Mazatlán *is an exciting exchange of art and ideas between three graphic studios and the10 artists. An exhibition of prints by the artists opened January 21 at the Rubio Gallery at the Angela Peralta Theatre in Mazatlan and runs through March 1. The work being exhibited includes etchings, monotypes, hand-made paper and linoleum block printing. The Cultura of Mazatlan, Glen Rogers Studio, and Bluseed Studios sponsor the project. The exchange is just another aspect of BluSeed Studios’ mission “to provide space where artists have the opportunity to experiment, diverge, exhibit, and perform; to move ideas and aesthetics forward; to share this diversity with the community.”

From January 18th through the 25th the artists affiliated with BluSeed Studios worked in the studio of Glen Rogers, held demonstrations, and exchanged ideas with the students and teachers of the Centro Municipal de Artes housed at the Angela Peralta Theatre. Professor/artist Lucila Santiago hosted the artists from New York in her classes to share their expertise in printmaking.

During their visit to Mazatlan, the artists from BluSeed studios were the guest of the Cultura who graciously arranged for their housing during the visit. The favor of hosting will be returned when the Mazatlan artists visit in July. The exchange was the developed by Katherine Levin-Lau, Glen Rogers, and Carol Marie Vossler. Levin-Lau and Rogers had shared studio space earlier in the careers. In addition to the activities at BluSeed Studios in July the group plans on visiting one or two other printmaking centers in the region. To help support or obtain more details about this exchange, call 518-891-3799 or email art@bluseedstudios.org.


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