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    July 20, 2018
    Fourth annual Donn Russell Print Collaborative
    AAN hosts the free Donn Russell Print Collaborative,
    on Saturday, August 25 at the Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive.
    Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) is pleased to announce the fourth annual Donn Russell Print Collaborative to be held at the Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive, on Saturday, August 25. This free event will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Donn Russell is a longtime AAN artist member, and an accomplished printmaker, painter, sculptor, along with being an actor, writer and musician. “In the 1970s, Donn started working in graphic arts and printmaking, especially silkscreens or serigraphs, which he has continued for the rest of his artistic career,” said AAN Interim Executive Director Robert Frazier. “He began exhibiting his works in local galleries, and eventually set up his own print gallery on Old South Wharf.”
    “Donn is a legend in the Nantucket art world and especially known for his printmaking. Sadly, he can’t be here with us this year but we are thrilled to host this exciting print collaborative in his honor. His talent and expertise is extremely important to AAN and we very much appreciate his support of our print-making studio and program,” said AAN education program director Lori Garrabrant.
    The highlight of this years event is that three AAN artist members will be demonstrating and leading visitors in printmaking projects. “We are delighted that Michael Rich, David Lazarus and Mary Emery Lacoursiere will be joining us for demonstrations of medium and technique,” said Frazier. Michael will focus on woodcut, Mary on solar plate etching and David on drypoint etching. In addition, an accompanying exhibition at the Visual Arts Center will feature historical artwork, student works, and contemporary prints available for purchase.
    Garrabrant added that this year, “AAN will also host a Children’s Hands-On Printmaking Workshop on-going from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.” Children under 6 need to be accompanied by a caregiver.     
    The fourth annual Donn Russell Print Collaborative begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 25. AAN invites any and all interested community members to participate, free of charge, in a wide variety of printing activities, running through 12 p.m. RSVP is required by calling 508-228-0722. Space is limited. Refreshments will be available.
    This free event is courtesy of Donn Russell and our friends at Surfing Hydrangea Nursery, Wicked Island Bakery and Nantucket Energy.
    For further information about the Donn Russell Print Collaborative please visit the AAN website at www.nantucketarts.org. To learn more about the AAN’s Visual Arts Center and the schedule of classes and public programs, please visit www.nantucketarts.org.
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    Liz Hunt O'Brien, Director of Public Programs
    508 228 0722