MAYFLOWER 400


Plymouth, MA- Inky Hands Print Studio and Gallery of Plymouth, MA presents Mayflower 400, a project recognizing the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower crossing.Developed in conjunction with Red Hot Press in Southampton, UK, Mayflower 400 brings together artists from Plymouth and artists from Southampton for an international, cross-cultural exhibition of contemporary printmaking.

In 2020, the exhibition of Mayflower 400 will be on display in both Plymouth, MA and Southampton, UK, coinciding with events in both locations. The collection of prints will be on display at Inky Hands Gallery in September, alongside works by Southampton’s Red Hot Press’ artists prints, following display at God’s House Tower in Southampton over the summer. This collaborative exhibition will provide visual interpretations of the Mayflower’s journey by about 35 artists in print.

Master Printer Kat LiBretto selected 15 local artists to participate in the Mayflower 400 project. Responding to the significant event, their artwork has been inspired by the themes of Journey, Spiritual Freedom, Arrival, and The Sea. These artists work in diverse genres including painting, photography, graphic design, poetry, illustration and printmaking. The resulting prints showcase a variety of technical skills as well as the versatility of the screen printing process, examining the journey, settlement and cultural impact of the Mayflower crossing in contemporary art.

Inky Hands is a contemporary print studio, publisher and gallery dedicated fully to silk screen as a fine art process. Inky Hands aims to promote a greater understanding and appreciation for printmaking as a creative process and encourages artists to explore their artwork through the use of silk screen printing. The studio provides a collaborative approach to producing limited edition prints with emerging and established artists, as well as offers the community a place to learn through workshops. Inky Hands was founded in Dallas in 2014 and relocated to Plymouth in 2018.

For more information please visit: www.inkyhandsprintstudio.com

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