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Printmaking exhibit

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2012-2013 printmaking artist-in-residence
Patrick Vincent. Stigmergic

May 17 thru June 22
Reception May 17, 7-9 pm
INSIGHT Art Talk May 21, 7 pm

The carvings and books presented are the result of a project specific to Vincent's residency with the Lawrence Arts Center. He wanted a way of framing my experience and the people encountered throughout the residency while maintaining this interest in human/animal cultures. The project offered a free handmade print from a hand-carved relief image to anyone willing to participate. Participants submitted an image of their face and selected a bug (insect, arachnid, slug, snail…etc.) to be merged with their picture; the carvings were printed and sent to each person for free, as a form of gift and exchange. The group nature of this project has defined the look of the exhibition in a way suggested by the title “stigmergic” — a term first coined by French biologist Pierre-Paul Grass — to qualify the way termites' actions impact their environment, and how the collected efforts of a group create a cohesive presence. This exhibition is the outcropping of the collected efforts of 150 people who decided to engage with my project.

Event details:

  • Ongoing until Saturday, June 22, 2013
  • Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Mondays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Fridays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., Lawrence

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