The 2014 MONOTHON Benefit Auction and Party is almost here, taking place on Saturday November 8, from 6-9pm at the Lillian August Flagship Store in Norwalk. We are excited to present the Live Auction Catalogue online.
A 19th century etching by Francisco Goya is available in the Live Auction, as well as works of art by contemporary artists including Richard Meier, Robert Andrew Parker, Stuart Shils, Alicia Candiani, Sarah Amos and numerous other selections by renowned artists. The catalog has something for everyone to bid on. Funds raised from this event benefit all programs at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking.
The Benefit Auction and Party is open to the public; tickets are $50/person in advance and $60 at the door. To have tickets waiting for you at the door, contact CCPat 203.899.7999.
Norwalk's Mayor Rilling Prints for MONOTHON
On Thursday, October 23, 2014, Harry W. Rilling, Mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut, visited the Center for Contemporary Printmaking to create a monotype for the Center's 16th Annual MONOTHON Benefit Auction & Party. Mayor Rilling decided that the subject matter for his first monotype would be the American flag, a patriotic gesture from the past Chief of the Norwalk Police Department who is now in his first term as Mayor.
Staff Master Printer Christopher Shore mentioned that Mayor Rilling enjoyed working with the inherent possibilities of the ghosting, glazing, and inking and re-inking of the plates. Rilling was struck by the tonal effects that he could create as he rolled his inks onto the plexi plate. He was able to modulate the tones of reds and blues. He cut out stencils for the stars that he also inked onto the plate. Rilling was surprised and pleased as he watched Shore pull the paper away from the inked plate immediately after the plate was run through the printing press. The Mayor was able to pull six impressions during this printing session. One of the works will hang in his office at City Hall.
Mayor Rilling stated that it was easier working as Chief of the Norwalk Police Department than it is creating a work of art. Grand Old Flag, as Mayor Rilling titled his piece, will be a silent auction item at the MONOTHON.
Left to Right: Christopher Shore, CCP Staff Master Printer; Ruth Ungerer, CCP Board Member; Norwalk Mayor Harry W. Rilling; Laura G. Einstein, CCP Executive Director; Nomi Silverman, CCP Board Member
Encaustic paint is a very versatile medium. It acts as a colored paint, an adhesive, and a preservative. In this two-day workshop beginners will learn the basics of working with heated, beeswax-based paint and more experienced painters and printmakers can expand their working knowledge of the material.