For a decade now, local artist Amy Rice has been delighting her followers with whimsical works layered with poignant, nostalgic imagery that conjures simple truths for a complex world. Her printmaking tools, which include hand-cut stencils and a Gocco printer (a Japanese printing toy), give intriguing found materials like old maps, letters, and sheet music a new life that adds to (rather than detracts from) their authenticity. On Thursday, Rice's window installation at Mitrebox Framing Studio opens with a patio party celebrating her work, complete with cupcakes. Her repurposed globe, featured in the installation, exemplifies the color and joie de vivre that makes the world go 'round.
Thu., June 30, 5-8 p.m., 2011