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30 Years of Printmaking
James Stroud and Center Street Studio

October 30 – December 11, 2014

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James Stroud established the Center Street Studio in 1984 with the idea of creating a collaborative environment for artists to make prints. Over the years Center Street Studio has earned an outstanding reputation as a world-class printmaking workshop and Stroud has worked with many established and emerging artists. Under his direction, the success of the studio derives in part from creating a richly supportive and vibrant atmosphere for artists to develop their ideas. He invites artists whose work he finds interesting, whose work he respects and knows that he can develop a project with. He is also recognized for his instinctive ability to discover artists whose work may not yet be well known. As both the creative and executive director, Stroud also works with those artists to publish, promote, distribute, and exhibit the works made under his direction.

Stroud is also an artist in his own right and his work is informed as much by the printmaking process, as it is by the relationships he has forged with the people he has collaborated with over the years. He has said of his own work, "it's about process and repetition. I am a linear thinker; what interests me as an artist is what is possible through linear means, conceptually and procedurally."

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