Printmaking meets origami in this unique exhibition

Paper Boats Portfolio

July 9 – August 15, 2021
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 8, 7 pm – 9 pm

Museum of Art Fort Collins
201 S. College Ave. Fort Collins, CO 80524

The Paper Boats Portfolio  is a unique print portfolio that asked 20 artists to explore the symbolic theme of water to be presented as 3D folded paper boats. Water historically has presented an exciting subject for printmaking artists to interpret, as a symbol of resourcefulness, creativity and resilience.

Florence Alfano McEwen
The fragility of the folded paper boats creates another interpretation of the subject, as a symbol of resourcefulness, creativity and resilience.
“Paper Boats” is a unique collaborative project presented here as both a portfolio of flat verso/recto prints and a portfolio of the resulting folded “boats”. The 20 artists selected for the portfolio come from all over the United States and include one artist living on the island of Guam and an artist living in China.
The Paper Boats Portfolio was sponsored by Los Angeles Printmaking as part of the 2020 SGCI conference that has now been re-scheduled for the 2023 SGCI in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with a stop visiting the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy in May, 2022.

All LA Printmaking members, both students and artist members, may join the Paper Boat Flotilla going to Venice in 2022

Gesine Janzen
Martyna Matusiak
April Flanders

Artists in the Paper Boats Portfolio:
Florence Alfano McEwin, Mary Sherwood Brock, Lise R Drost, Aunna Escobedo, Beth Fein, April Flanders, Sherry Jankiewicz, Gesine Janzen, Irena Keckes, Catherine Kernan, Carolyn Liesy, Hilary Lorenz, Martyna Matusiak, Kerry McAleer-Keeler, Stephanie Mercado, Bill Pangburn, Jennifer Anderson Printz, Mumu Wang, Cathy Weiss and the artists of Mono Grafico Colectivo, including Marianne Sadowski, Kay Brown, Nguyen Ly, Don Newton, Beth Peterson, and Victor Rosas.


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