“Philip McMartin, Rediscovered” at the Academy Art Museum – opens Thursday April 5th

An exhibit of the large-format woodcut prints of Philip McMartin will be shown at the Academy Art Museum from April 5th – June 3rd. McMartin, the late father of local furniture maker Jim McMartin, of McMartin and Beggins Furniture Makers in Wittman, created 19 distinct woodcut blocks from the late 1960s into the 1970s.

Master Printer Kevin Garber has collaborated with the younger McMartin, and has hand-printed the entire series in his Bozman studio.

The black and white woodcuts depict local iconic Chesapeake imagery – a vanishing way of life. From Annapolis City Dock scenes to oyster tongers, fish seiners and sailing craft, McMartin’s images are graphic, stylized and beautiful.

Garber will speak about the prints at the show’s opening, at 6pm on Thursday, April 5th, at the Academy Art Museum. All prints will be available for sale; a price list will be held behind the Museum’s front desk.

Here is a link to a story published last week in the Talbot Spy about Kevin Garber – http://talbotspy.com/eastern-shore-artist-kevin-garber-is-a-master-of-printmaking-that-is/

~ by kbosin on April 4, 2012.

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