The Belfast Print Workshop, originally known as the Endhouse Print Workshop, began in the 1970s as a space where artists could share skills, materials, ideas, and tools. Over the past 35 years, the facility has thrived as the largest of its kind in Northern Ireland, exhibiting work from the group both locally and internationally. This weekend, the Highpoint Center for Printmaking will be displaying a retrospective of prints from the workshop. Participants of the program both past and present have approached the practice from a variety of viewpoints and styles, and the results range from abstract to illustrative, sharply political to politely humorous. This show will be a great chance to see a large volume of works, spanning decades, from across the pond. There will be a public reception from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, August 26.
Aug. 26-Sept. 4; Sept. 6-Oct. 24, 2011