Annual Print Portfolio Exhibition 2012: Attention

February 3–March 30, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This spring, the Printmaking Department at the Corcoran College of Art + Design will debut its 27th annual Printmaking Portfolio at Caos on F Gallery. For more than a quarter century, the Corcoran’s print portfolio exhibition has showcased the artistic vision and printmaking skills of Corcoran’s faculty and students in the Master of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Continuing Education programs. This year, 25 students and faculty have been involved in every aspect of the production of the portfolio—from choosing a theme, editing the prints, designing and producing the title sheet, portfolio case and invitation, planning the reception, assisting the gallery with hanging the show, and manning the gallery for public viewing.

This year’s theme is Attention. “The theme was selected to encourage artistic responses to the social and political currents both positive and negative,” said Elizabeth Klimek, portfolio coordinator at the Corcoran College of Art + Design. Artists explore the theme through a wide range of traditional and experimental printmaking techniques, including screen printing, lithography, etching, letterpress, relief, and digital.

The exhibition will be on view at Caos on F from February 3 to March 30, 2012. The public is invited to attend an opening reception with the artists on February 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. and a literary reading by Corcoran faculty, students, on March 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. Both events take place at Caos on F, located at 923 F Street N.W.

Attention will be open to the public on Fridays, 3–7 p.m. and Saturdays, 12–6 p.m.

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