Transformation and Metamorphosis in Etching, 11am-12pm

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Pyramid Atlantic Associate Printmaker Jake Muirhead will discuss the ways in which he develops and transforms his imagery. Jake’s etchings tend to change direction as they take shape. He likes to respond to directions and possibilities suggested by the emerging image. Participants will learn how to use scraping and burnishing as effective tools for drastic alterations in the printed image.

Jake Muirhead earned his MFA in Printmaking from George Mason University and is currently Associate Printmaker at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Silver Spring, Maryland. He also teaches drawing at Montgomery College. He has exhibited his etchings in numerous national and international print shows such as The Taller Xalubinia Printmaking Workshop International Exhibition in Spain, The Guanlan International Prints Biennale in China, The Pacific Rim International Print Exhibition in New Zealand, The Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Connecticut, The Washington Printmakers Gallery National Small Works Show in DC, and The Printmaking Council of New Jersey.  He recently won awards at Purdue University’s Annual “60 Square Inches” International Print Exhibition, Artlink’s 26th National Print Exhibition, The Parkside National Small Print Exhibition in Wisconsin and The StoneMetal Press International Hand-Pulled Print Biennial in Texas. He lives in Takoma Park with his wife Ginna, and their son Andrew.