|Just a few of the Santa Fe etchers|
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Back in Santa Fe
I have been back in Santa Fe now for just over a week. It's good to be back of course and now jet lag has gone, I can enjoy being here. I did manage to stay awake long enough to go etching last Thursday though. I couldn't possibly miss that! Thursdays with the etching group was one of the things I missed the most about not being in Santa Fe (besides my husband of course!). Not only do we get to use the facilities and materials for $10 per session, we also get dinner cooked by Eric's fair hands!
The Santa Fe Etching Club first began meeting in 1980, in Eli Levin's studio. Formed by Levin and artist Sarah McCarty, with the patronage of print collector Dr. Robert Bell, the club promotes traditional intaglio printmaking. Eric Thomson, the Director of Argos Gallery which exhibits many of the prints created at the club, also organises the wonderful exhibitions of prints from the amazing personal collection of Dr. Bell. This last month we have been lucky enough to be surrounded by some of Goya's incredible prints and if you are in Santa Fe it is well worth a visit. There is something quite special about creating your own prints at a table with a Goya by your side. Here is a pdf for you download of an article on the Goya exhibit.