Monotype Guild of New England Members' Summer Exhibit

ON DISPLAY THROUGH JULY AT UMASS MEDICAL SCHOOL

WORCESTER, Mass ...The Monotype Guild of New England Members' Summer Exhibit, an exhibition featuring the unique fine prints of 41 monotype artists who reflect a diversity of moods, styles and subjects in their artwork, will be on display beginning May 30 in the Medical School lobby.

The terms monotype and monoprint refer to a form of printmaking where an original inked or painted image is transferred from a plate onto paper by means of pressure. Unlike edition printing, the final printed image cannot be repeated. A monotype is made from a perfectly smooth plate, whereas a monoprint may be made from a plate with an existing matrix (etching, silkscreen, lithograph, etc.). Unique art prints are sometimes enhanced by the artist with collage materials or direct drawing or painting on the print surface.

Founded in 1985, the Monotype Guild of New England is a non-profit organization dedicated to the art of the unique print and committed to fostering an understanding of monotypes and monoprints. Created by Beverley Edwards and a group of artists working with her at the Fuller Museum in Brockton, the guild sponsors exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations and other special programs for its members and the public. The guild currently has over 160 members representing every New England state and has exhibited at museums and art galleries and at schools and universities throughout the region. The UMMS show will feature 41 artists representing six New England states. For more information on the Guild, visit their website at www.mgne.org This link goes to another web server.

Monotype Guild of New England Members' Summer Exhibit will be on display through July 29 and is open for viewing 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, June 9 from 3 - 5 p.m.

Two additional exhibits on display through June 30 include: "On the Sea," cut paper collage by Randall A. Walker in Level I of the Benedict Building; and "Coastal Light," photographs by Herman Meisner and Cacky Hodgson in Levels II and III of Two Biotech. These exhibits are open for viewing during regular business hours.

"What's on View at UMMS Galleries" is sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Medical School Committee for Arts & Humanities. Exhibits featured in the Benedict Building, Clinic II and Biotech II are also made possible in collaboration with ARTSWorcester.