Marc Blumthal (MFA '10) and Mark Pease (MFA '03) in Philagrafika Exhibit Opening Weds, Jan 27, 5:00 - 7:00pm

Marc Blumthal (MFA '10) and Mark Pease (MFA '03) have work at Drexel University in an exhibit titled IPCNY New Prints 2009/ Autumn. This exhibit is part of Philagrafika.

Philagrafika 2010 is an international festival that celebrates the role of print as a vital force in contemporary art, running from January 29 through April 11, 2010 throughout the city of Philadelphia. Set to be one of the largest arts events in the United States, Philagrafika 2010 will showcase the work of more than 300 artists and will unite 88 Philadelphia area art institutions in the inaugural presentation of what will become a recurring event, anticipated to repeat every three years. Curated by Artistic Director José Roca, Philagrafika 2010 will offer regional, national, and international audiences the opportunity to see contemporary art that references printmaking in dynamic, unexpected ways and to experience Philadelphia’s rich cultural life in the process.

The festival was initiated by the Philagrafika organization, formerly known as the Philadelphia Print Collaborative. Philagrafika builds upon the region's rich printmaking history and abundant artistic resources to enhance Philadelphia’s presence as an international center for innovative printmaking. Philagrafika 2010 is the result of more than five years of planning, culminating in a citywide collective effort, which appropriately reflects the collaborative nature of printmaking itself. The festival is divided into three components: a core curated exhibition titled The Graphic Unconscious, Out of Print, and Independent Projects.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, January 27, 5:00 - 7:00pm
Exhibition Dates: January 11 - February 13, 2010

Leonard Pearlstein Gallery
Drexel University
Nesbitt Hall
33rd & Market Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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To see more of Marc Blumthal's work, visit http://marcedmundblumthal.blogspot.com/

To see more of Mark Pease's work, visit www.markpease.com

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Pearlstein Gallery said...

New Prints 2009/ Autumn at Drexel Universities Pearlstein Gallery has been extended until March 12th 2010! Stop by and check it out!