reThink INK: 25 Years at Mixit Print Studio
April 12 – September 1, 2012
Boston Public Library, Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street
The Boston Public Library, long a collector of the finest examples of Boston printmaking, continues to support and promote local artists as it showcases some of the area’s newest and most intriguing pieces in a substantial new exhibition, reThink INK: 25 Years at Mixit Print Studio. This exhibition was created in partnership with Mixit Print Studio, established in 1987 on the ground floor of the former Mixit soap factory in Somerville. Thousands of prints by talented area printmakers have rolled through the presses of Mixit Print Studio in the last quarter century.
The more than 150 pieces in the exhibition by Mixit artists are divided into four components: the Portfolio, a collaborative project of 66 prints created specifically for this exhibition; a juried exhibition of 44 works; thirteen multi-dimensional installations; and selections from the Boston Public Library’s exceptional permanent collection of works by Boston artists. Several of the artists were inspired by the Boston Public Library’s support of their work and have submitted pieces that draw from elements of the library and its collections.
reThink INK: 25 Years at Mixit Print Studio was on display in the Central Library in Copley Square in the Changing Exhibits Gallery, Johnson Lobby, and the Wiggin Gallery.