The art of printmaking is on display through July 23 at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center.
Printmaking comes in many forms and can include woodcutting, lithographs, etchings and stencils. The Merced show marks its ninth annual run at the center, 645 W. Main St.
This show features work from Beth Fein and Melinda Whipplesmith Plank. Also showing are selected works from Print and Glory, Fresno State’s printmaking club.
Fein, who is from in Berkeley, is known to practice a blend of printmaking, installation, performance and interactive public art. “My work investigates the delineation of boundaries between life and art,” she states on her website.
She received her degree from the College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. She has worked in Montana and Vermont, as well as Spain, Argentina and Mexico. She also has art collections at both the San Francisco Art Commission and Oakland Museum of California, according to a press release.
Plank is a print artist from the mountains of Northern California. Landscapes and wildlife are common subjects of her work.
She’s a member of the California Society of Printmakers, and a lifelong educator. Her work has recently received widespread acclaim, according to a press release. Perhaps most notably was her inclusion in the 2014 “Birds in Art” show at the Leigh Yawkey Museum in Wisconsin.
Plank’s work can also be seen at www.whipplesplank.net.
Print and Glory, established in 2010, includes current and former students from the art department’s printmaking program, as well as nonstudents. The members exhibit their work regularly in downtown Fresno.
The printmaking show runs through July 23. Admission to the center is free. For gallery hours, go to www.artsmerced.org.