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UNH School of Law Hosts Annual Exhibit of Work by New Hampshire Printmakers Through March 30

The work of 50 New Hampshire printmakers is currently featured in Prints of the Year 2012: What’s New in New Hampshire Printmaking, an exhibition of over 90 prints currently on view at UNH School of Law, Two White St.

The exhibit is open daily to the public, free of charge, through Friday, March 30. The public is welcome to attend a special reception for the artists to be held on Thursday evening, February 23, from 5-8 PM.

According to the exhibit organizer, UNH School of Law alumnus Parker Potter of Contoocook, NH, Prints of the Year highlights new work by area artists.

“There are are several interesting trends this year,” says Potter. “First, the number of solar-plate etchings continues to rise. Solar etching is a technique that allows printmakers to avoid all the harsh chemicals associated with traditional etching. The technique also gives free reign to a printmaker's drawing ability and results in images that are much softer and more rounded than those achieved through traditional line etching."

"Second, there are more lithographs than usual," says Potter. "Some of them are very traditional – and beautifully executed. Others combine lithography with other printmaking techniques in innovative ways, with striking results. One of the most remarkable pieces in the show is Ann Eldridge's 'North Country Cedar Swamp.' On the day that every printmaker delivered their work for the show, many mentioned Ann's piece as a favorite from among all the work in the show. In ten years of organizing 'Prints of the Year,' I have never seen such a strong response to a single piece."

For exhibit information, please call UNH Law, (603) 228-1541. The exhibit is open during library hours, most weekdays from 8 AM – 9 PM, and on Saturday from 10 AM-5:30 PM. Please check library hours at library.law.unh.edu/CalendarAccess.