The Print Project, a benefit for the Arts Council, has been created at 5-year intervals bringing together a collection of prints from exceptional area artists. The prints range in form from monotypes to etchings, linocuts and woodcuts to digital images. The limited edition prints are produced by each artist and one of each is gathered into a handsome handmade portfolio which sells for $500. These are truly collectors’ items.
The project is the brainchild of local artist and business owner, Diana Ingalls Leyba, of L & I Arts. The first project, launched in 1999, was a huge success with funds generated for MRAC Youth Programs. The portfolio includes a wide variety of artist expressions, styles and methods and is a way for local art enthusiasts to collect a piece from many of their favorite Silver City artists all at once, and at the same time benefit the Mimbres Region Arts Council.
In addition, a special 2009 Print Project Portfolio coffee table book is also available for $40.
For more information, call MRAC at 538-2505 or stop by the MRAC Office/Gallery located inside the Wells Fargo Bank Building at 1201 Pope St. in Silver City.