DC -- American University -- Katzen Arts Center -- 2019D Early Fall Exhibit: (Alper) Prints & Artists: WD Printmaking Workshop 1970-Present:
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Description of Pictures: Prints & Artists: WD Printmaking Workshop 1970-Present
September 3-October 20, 2019
Curated by members of the WD Workshop
Presented by the Alper Initiative for Washington Art
This exhibition traces the evolution of the DC-based WD Printmaking workshop, which began with Percy and Alice Martin’s opening their Adams Morgan home as a collaborative artists’ studio fifty years ago. The aim was to create a place where all artists (not necessarily trained in printmaking) could come together to explore the printmaking craft and create original prints. Emphasis was placed on experimentation and innovation. The studio was open to the artists twenty-four hours a day.
The workshop moved with Martin and his family into the basement of their home on Lamont Street in Mount Pleasant. Alice Martin recalls the time when the WD Workshop ran classes, presented demonstrations, and held regularly scheduled critique sessions. Artists were coming and going during all hours of the day and night. Participating WD artists achieved successful printmaking careers working in diverse styles. Featuring historical and recent work by members of the workshop.
Featuring historical and recent work by members of the workshop: Cabada, Frank Carmelitano, Allen “Big Al” Carter, Noche Crist, Jarvis Grant, Bill Harris, Winston Kennedy, Alice Marshall Martin, Mark Montgomery, Christopher Martin, Percy Martin, Michael B. Platt and Carol A. Beane, Richard Powell, Gail Shaw-Clemons, George H. Smith-Shomari, Dwight Tyler, Kofi Tyus, Victoria Saenz Vogl, Joyce Wellman, Duane Winfield, and Falaka Armide Yimer.
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Specific picture descriptions: Photos above with "i" icons next to the bracketed sequence numbers (e.g. " ") are described as follows:
KATPRN_190907_01.JPG: Michael B. Platt and Carol A. Beane
KATPRN_190907_07.JPG: Gail Shaw-Clemons
This Mother's Daughter, 2009
KATPRN_190907_11.JPG: George H. Smith-Shomari
Three Hearts, 1982
KATPRN_190907_18.JPG: George H. Smith-Shomari
KATPRN_190907_23.JPG: George H. Smith-Shomari
Hat Man, n.d.
KATPRN_190907_29.JPG: George H. Smith-Shomari
Cosmic Force, 2019
KATPRN_190907_32.JPG: Joyce Wellman
A Spectrum, 1984
KATPRN_190907_36.JPG: Alice Marshall Martin
Capoeira Angola, n.d.
KATPRN_190907_40.JPG: Alice Marshall Martin
KATPRN_190907_45.JPG: Alice Marshall Martin
Sleeping Foxes, n.d.
KATPRN_190907_51.JPG: Prints & Artists: WD Printmaking Workshop 1970-Present
KATPRN_190907_54.JPG: Michael B. Platt
Camella Bell, n.d.
KATPRN_190907_56.JPG: Michael B. Platt
KATPRN_190907_59.JPG: Jarvis Grant
In Conversation, 2016
KATPRN_190907_65.JPG: Jarvis Grant
Lady of the Lake, 2016
KATPRN_190907_71.JPG: Dwight E. Tyler
Combing my Hair, n.d.
KATPRN_190907_73.JPG: Gail Shaw-Clemons
KATPRN_190907_79.JPG: Allen Carter
Fish Man Joe, n.d.
KATPRN_190907_85.JPG: Frank Carmelitano
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