From the masterful hands of Renaissance greats to today's contemporary artisans, the time-honored process of printmaking is still vibrant and proliferating in fine art form. Using the same tried-and-true methods, along with more modern techniques, local artists get a chance to display their own representations during this month's 1st Thursdays event at the Orlando Museum of Art.
"Impressions: The Printmaker's Art," will take place at the museum from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7.
Larry Camp Trio will perform a treasury of jazz expressions from classic to American Songbook, while Vital Flair provides food. Stepping up to the mike for poetic interpretations is Logan Anderson and a selection of poets who have left their mark.
Experience firsthand the craft behind printmaking with a demonstration by Whitney Broadaway. And be sure to view selected print works by André Smith, founder of The Research Studio, now Maitland Art Center. Discover what's happening with the arts movement around Central Florida by visiting with representatives from Florida Artists Registry and Red Chair Project.
Café offerings, handcrafted beers, wine, soft drinks and water will be available for purchase throughout the evening.
Admission to 1st Thursdays is $10, always free for museum members, and includes admission to OMA's featured exhibition, "Contemporary Glass Sculpture: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Studio Glass." Parking is free at Orlando Loch Haven Park; overflow parking is available at the Orlando Science Center parking garage.
Orlando Museum of Art is at 2416 N. Mills Ave., Orlando.
For more information, call 407-896-4231, Ext. 260, or go to http://www.OMArt.org.