Sarah Smith: Olfactory Gleanings: An Exploration in Absurdity and the Letterpress Process
Beverly, MA - Endicott College is pleased to announce the solo exhibit of letterpress artist Sarah Smith in the Heftler Visiting Artist Gallery at the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts, 376 Hale Street, Beverly from now – September 25, 2012. Gallery Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The reception for this exhibit will be held on Thursday, September 13 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.
Sarah Smith creates a world where inanimate objects have emotions and family reunions, and where humans have absurd interactions. This solo exhibit will include letterpress, handmade letterpress printed books, woodblocks, and process materials.
Sarah Smith has been teaching letterpress printing, bookbinding and printmaking for ten years at Montserrat College of Art, where she helped to create a letterpress printing studio and BFA concentration in Book Arts. She is a founding member of Imposition Press, and occasionally teaches letterpress at Mass Art and book arts workshops for Simmons Graduate Studies in Library Science. While teaching, Sarah worked for 15 years as a rare book conservator at the Northeast Document Conservation Center, in Andover, MA and before that at the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts in Philadelphia, PA. Previous to teaching at Montserrat, Sarah taught book arts at Maryland Institute College of Art. Sarah earned her B.A. in Studio Art, Art History, Latin Language and Literature at the University of Massachusetts and her M.F.A. in Book Arts and Printmaking at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA.
Her work can be found in collections and with booksellers such as Museum of Modern Art, Queens; Vamp and Tramp Booksellers in Alabama; Printed Matter in NYC; The Banff Centre in Canada; The Kohler Art Library, University of Wisconsin; Boston Public Library; The Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University; The Bancroft Library at U.C., Berkeley; Clapp Library, Wellesley College; Fine Arts Library at Indiana University and others.
Please join us on for the reception on Thursday, September 13, from 5 – 7 p.m. as we celebrate Sarah Smith’s solo exhibit Olfactory Gleanings: An Exploration in Absurdity and the Letterpress Process. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public, and has been made possible with support from the Lion’s Pride Foundation and the van Otterloo Family Foundation.
If you have any questions regarding Sarah Smith: Olfactory Gleanings, or any of the programming related to this exhibition, please contact Kathleen Moore at 978-232-2655 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Our website is: www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts for further information on future exhibits and lecture opportunities.