Print Detail by Patty Kennedy-Zafred
The Pittsburgh Print Group (PPG) is a non-profit organization of artists who work in various approaches to fine art printmaking. Founded in 1972, PPG is dedicated to artistic excellence and the perpetuation of printmaking as an art form by providing its members with exhibition opportunities throughout the southwestern Pennsylvania region and tri-state area.
Exhibitions that have far reaching audiences combined with outreach and educational opportunities are PPG’s primary activities. Members develop proposals for exhibitions in private galleries, museums and other appropriate venues, and create educational events open to members and the public through demonstrations, artist talks and workshops.
Events & Exhibits
Under the Blankets - Printmakers Together is an exhibition of recent work by 29 Pittsburgh Print Group members and 29 invited printmakers from the tri-state region of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. Participating PPG members chose a printmaker from an extensive list of accomplished artists to exhibit alongside the group, providing an opportunity for members to connect with exceptional printmakers in neighboring rust belt states. This exhibit will forge a creative dialogue that expands artistic vision and strengthens the ties that bring printmakers, the broader artist community, and the public together.
This exhibition showcases a broad spectrum of printmaking techniques and approaches that include traditional silkscreen, intaglio, lithography, relief, letterpress, monoprint and monotype, as well as installation, artist books, zines, and experimental prints that combine video, animation, and sound. Many of the prints in the exhibition focus on contemporary issues and global concerns, while other works explore personal and spiritual themes.
A lecture and guided gallery talk by Imin Yeh, Exhibition Project Advisor, will be presented at our Opening Reception on Friday, May 4th, 7:00 – 8:00 PM at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Exhibiting artists as well as the public will have an opporunity to view the exhibit and to interact with some of the finest printmakers in the region.
Special Thanks to our sponsors
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts/Pittsburgh Filmmakers
The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
The Fine Foundation
Jack Buncher Foundation
EXHIBIT SNEAK PEEK
The Pittsburgh Print Group is an affiliated guild of Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (PF/PCA). This guild affiliation provides PPG with exhibition opportunities at PCA and use of the facilities at both PCA and PF.