Franklin Street Gallery will host Pamela Drix, on Friday, April 20 at 6 PM for an "Artist Talk" event, during which Pamela will discuss the process behind her woodcut printmaking method, as well as the content of her artwork. Pamela's "Red and Black" series of woodcuts is currently on display at Franklin Street Gallery. Pam is exhibiting a solo show as the Gallery's "Artist in Focus" for the month of April.
Visitors will see the artwork, as well as the actual wood blocks used to create the prints. Pamela wil also give those in attendance a sneak peek at some of her newest work. Pamela's body of work references not only the natural beauty of the Finger Lakes region, but also its geology, natural history, and history.
Pamela resides in Valois, NY. She earned her MFA from Lesley University College of Art and Design in Boston, MA, in 2014, and is a co-founder of Ithaca’s Ink Shop Printmaking Center. She is currently an art professor at Ithaca College where she teaches printmaking and introduction to drawing, as well as intermediate and advanced drawing. She has exhibited her work internationally, including New York City, Germany, Ireland, and Japan. About her solo show currently on display, Pamela writes:
"This Red and Black series explores both the beauty of orchids and cultural fragments. In the margins are fragments of local history - prints made from woodcuts of General Sullivan and President Washington. All the orchids are also woodcuts printed by hand."
Franklin Street Gallery and Gift Shop is a community arts center operated by The Arc of Schuyler, a nonprofit organization providing supports to people with developmental disabilities. For more information, visit Franklin Street Gallery at 209 N. Franklin Street in Watkins Glen or call 607.535.2571