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Art for Lunch with Frances Thomas from the Barrie PRNT Collective

February 22, 2019 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Art for Lunch with Frances Thomas from the Barrie PRNT Collective
Friday, February 22, 12:15 to 1:00 pm. Rotary Education Centre
Admission free

Join us February 22 for Art for Lunch with Frances Thomas, a regional artist and one of the founding members of the PRNT Collective, an artist collective in Barrie dedicated to fostering the printmaking arts. Frances will talk about how the PRNT Collective started and share highlights of some of their public projects. She will also answer questions like “What is an original print?” and “Why do artists continue to be passionate about printmaking in the 21st century?” Printmaking is more than a mechanical means of reproduction; it is a physically demanding and labour intensive artform with a history that dates back to the time paper was invented. No longer a peripheral activity, printmaking can be placed alongside sculpture and painting as a primary means of artistic expression.

For larger groups, please notify the Gallery one week in advance as seating is limited in the Education Centre. With larger groups, attendees may be hosted in an alternate gallery space, where food or drink is not permitted.

Frances Thomas was born in Parry Sound, Ontario and is a Barrie based artist.  She achieved both her BFA and MFA from York University, Toronto.  Thomas has participated in residencies in Canada and the US, and in 2016 completed a three-month self-directed residency in Berlin.  Her paintings were featured in a solo exhibition, “but wait”, with an accompanying catalogue, at the MacLaren Art Centre in 2009/10.  She is represented by Peter Robertson Gallery in Edmonton, Alberta, has exhibited in Edmonton, Barrie, Toronto and New York, and her work is in the permanent collections of the MacLaren Art Centre, BMO and York University.

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February 22, 2019
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
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