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Climate Imprints

Climate Imprints
June 22 – October 19, 2024
Opening Reception Saturday, June 22, 2024, 4-7 p.m.

Gallery Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday – Friday, Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

From lithographs to embroidered screenprints to woodcuts, The Current presents Climate Imprints, curated by three master printmakers of the highly acclaimed EFA Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, Chakaia Booker, Tara Sabharwal, and Justin Sanz. Witnessing the increasingly evident signs of the destruction of our livable environment weighs heavy on the minds of many artists and printmaking has historically served as a medium to consider and reflect on pressing current events. In this exhibition, artists utilize various printmaking techniques including lithographs, etchings, monotypes, digital prints, collagraphs, woodcuts, chine collé, and screenprints to examine their responses to the climate crisis and the interconnectedness of humans and nature.

To complement the exhibition, the East Gallery and Art Lounge feature an educational installation on the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, the oldest and longest-running community print shop in the United States. The installation includes coveted works by Faith Ringgold, Romare Bearden, and Robert Blackburn.

Started by Robert Blackburn in 1947, EFA RBPMW has always been a co-operative printmaking workspace that provides professional-quality printmaking facilities to artists and printmakers of every skill level and is committed to inspiring and fostering its diverse artistic community. Today, there are over 4,000 artists with over 20,000 prints in the archives. Over 60 countries are represented in The Print Archives. Blackburn’s workshop has been called the “Little United Nations,” because of its continual support of artists from various ethnicities and backgrounds.

Artists: John Andrews, Chakaia Booker, Edward Fausty, Anna Flacco, Rie Hasegawa, Essye Klempner, Shervone Neckles, Mohammed Omar Khalil, Tara Sabharwal, Justin Sanz, Sara Sears, Yasuyo Tanaka, and Ethan Tate.

Public Programs:

  • Thursday, July 11, 5-6:30 p.m.: Performance: Julian Barnett and Jocelyn Tobias
  • Thursday, July 25, 5-6:30 p.m.: Currently Speaking: How to start a Collection, presented by London curator, Carrie Scott.
  • Thursday, August 15, 5-6:30 p.m.: Currently Speaking:: Overlooked Women in Art/Gender imbalance in the art world, presented by London curator, Carrie Scott.
  • Thursday, September 12, 5-6:30 p.m.: Currently Speaking: Poetry readings, read by Bianca Stone, 2024 Vermont poet laureate
  • Thursday, October 17, 5-6:30 p.m.: Currently Speaking: In conversation, exhibiting artists Chakaia Booker, and Justin Sanz.

Climate Imprints is curated by Chakaia Booker, Tara Sabharwal, and Justin Sanz. For more information on these exhibitions, related events, and travel inquiries, contact Kelly Holt: Gallery Manager, gallery@thecurrentnow.org | (802) 253 8358.


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Stowe, VT 05672 United States
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