Open Reception December 16, 2017 5 to 8 pm.
Come join us and meet the Artists, Gloria Smith Carney and Alan Larkin!
131 Tyler Street, (West Wing), Elkhart, IN 46516
Gloria Smith Carney received her degrees and education from Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Mass and graduated from Cambridge JR College. Additionally, she was a Special Student Graduate of the School of Arts and Science at Harvard University. Education also included the Courauld Institute of Art in London, University of London, and West Dean College in England and printmaking in Santa Reparata in Florence, Italy.
Gloria was a co-founder with Beverly Edwards of Monotype guild of New England and Co-founder with Alan Larkin of the Mid-American printmaking council. Both are nation wide organizations.
Gloria lives on Cape Cod part time and Elkhart with her husband Peter Carney.
All through my life I have enjoyed learning, creating and traveling. I have stories to tell.
“I never want to stop learning.”
My exhibit will contain monotypes, engravings and silver point. Most of these will be for sale and all monies will be donated to The Elkhart Art League.
I will have some pieces of art that I’ve completed over the years that will not be for sale. One such piece is a silver point drawing of King Abdullah from when we lived in Saudi Arabia.
Alan Larkin received his BA in art from Carleton College in Northfield Minnesota in 1975 and his MFA in printmaking from the Pennsylvania State University in 1977. Though recently retired, he taught drawing and printmaking for almost forty years at Indiana University South Bend. He has won many prizes in regional, national and international competitions for his artwork, including the prestigious Founder’s Award in the 2016 Pastel 100 Competition sponsored by the Pastel Journal and the Best of Show Award at the 75th and 91st Annual Hoosier Salon Exhibition in Indianapolis. His works are in numerous private collections including the corporate collections of Pillsbury, NIPSCO, and Lincoln Life Insurance Companies.
Art should engage people’s interest both immediately and over time. When we stand in front of something it is often because it calls to us from across the room, but when we return to it we should discover something new. Objects that can have this power are not accidents. They are made by thinking people who learn how to connect their intellect with their emotions. While it is not really a science, it’s not a turn-off-the-brain-and-let’s-go type of activity either. It can be discussed and understood in a number of different ways: as a design in terms of its color, balance and movement, as a craft, in terms of its mastery, or even as a story, in terms of its emotional impact or its capacity to give us insight. Though future generations will undoubtedly find our contemporary parlance quaint, it is neither wholly “right-brained” nor “left-brained”. It is, rather, whole-brained, made by complete people for complete people.
The Mid America Print Council is an educational and community-based organization that focuses on all print related arts. Embracing both time-honored and innovative approaches, we promote awareness and appreciation of traditional and contemporary forms of printmaking. We are an inclusive association for individuals and institutions, administering the sharing of technical and critical information regarding print. Honoring our predecessors, we aim to bring new and sustained interest to this unique medium. Active on multiple platforms, MAPC is an organization that provides members with access to a network of printmakers, resources, opportunities, newsletters, and a biennial conference that features speakers, workshops, panels, shows, and exchanges. Through calls for participation, we organize members’ exhibitions and publish The Mid America Print Council Journal. Our goal is to recognize, advocate, and continue research in historical, current, and future print technologies. Alan Larkin and Gloria Smith Carney were both instrumental in establishing the Mid America Print Council.