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Mexican-American Artistic Exchange show opens at BluSeed

BluSeed Studio artists and artists from Mazatlan, Mexico to hold “Paper Migration” show at BluSeed on Aug. 2.

BluSeed Studio artists and artists from Mazatlan, Mexico to hold “Paper Migration” show at BluSeed on Aug. 2.

— The exhibit will be an exchange of the professional print making created by the Mazatlan visiting artists hanging alongside the art of the North Country artists with works inspired by their trip.

During the May visit to Mexico, the artists participated in paper making and printmaking workshops with Mexican artists, gallery talks, group exhibition, demonstrations and plein-air painting.

“On our last trip three years ago we focused our attention on print-making, these artists are very mature in their talents with printmaking and people will see that at the show,” said Davidson. “We focused primarily on paper making this time as it is a craft that is not being exercised there or in any studio around there.”

The artists immersed themselves in the culture of the area, living side-by-side with the artists.

“We didn’t experience Mazatlan as a tourist might, we were living as our hosts did,” said Poole. “We were in a different culture and different setting, it was so enriching.”

Of the artists who traveled to Mexico, several veteran adventurers took the trip as well as new travelers, Poole, Davidson, and Kretzer.

Vossler, said the experience will come out through the various art work.

“When we were down there we didn’t have to be stuck in the norm of printmaking, we expanded to teach the art form to another culture,” said Vossler. “Paper making is such a basic process for all artists, we’ve really been trying to promote our paper making so we brought something different from us to them.”

For more information about the show or to participate in a class at BluSeed call the studio at 891-3799 or go to Bluseedstudio.org.

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