Six Contemporary American Printmakers

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535 Main Street Bethlehem, PA 610-814-0369 Six Contemporary American Printmakers, at eDavid Gallery. Opening reception Saturday, June 24, 2 to 6 p.m. Meet the artists Linda Adato, Michael Arike, Michael Di Cerbo, Joseph Essig, Sidney Hurwitz, and Art Werger. http://www.edavidgallery.com

Meet six Contemporary American Printmakers, at eDavid Gallery with an opening reception Saturday, June 24, 2 to 6 p.m.

Meet Linda Adato, Michael Arike, Michael Di Cerbo, Joseph Essig, Sidney Hurwitz, and Art Werger. http://www.edavidgallery.com 610-814-0369 535 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA, 18108

Press Contact: Tina Bradford

Linda Adato, a master of color intaglio studied at Hornsey College of Art, England, and later received her MA from UCLA. Her work is distinctive for its delicate synthesis of composition, subtle use of color, and personal interpretation of architecture from New York City chambers to ancient ruins in Spain, Italy, or Turkey. Adato has exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. She has received many awards including the National Academy of Design, the Society of American Graphic Artists, Boston Printmakers, Print Club of Albany, Audubon Artists, and Connecticut Graphics Arts Center.

Michael Arike studied at Oklahoma State University, Chicago Institute of Art, and with John Ross and Clare Romano. Arike has exhibited her prints throughout the United State and abroad. She is also a member of the Society of American Graphic Artists (SAGA), where she serves as council member. She has received many awards including New York Society of Etchers 2001, I. Friedman Award, Daniel Smith Award and Merit Award, Print Club of Albany 1995.

Michael Di Cerbo studied at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. He has drawn his inspiration from the concrete, steel, and glass of modern American city. He has had many one artist shows since 1975 and is listed in numerous artist’s directories include Who’s Who in American Art. Di Cerbo's prints have been exhibited extensively in the United States and abroad. He has received many awards including Presentation Print, Print Club of Albany, 2001; Beveled Edge Award, SAGA, 1998; Silver Medal Award, Audubon Artists 1994: Profile Award, Manhattan Arts Magazine, 1992.

Joseph Essig studied at the Philadelphia College of Art, Tyler School of Art and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He currently lives in Brooklyn and for two decades he was the master for his business, March Press. He is a member of the Society of American Graphic Artists (SAGA) where he serves as Treasurer, and he is a member of the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists. He has had several one artist shows and his work is in numerous public collections.

Sidney Hurwitz studied at the School of the Worchester Art Museum, Brandeis University, and Boston University. He continued his study in Germany with a Fulbright Fellowship. His earlier prints were woodcuts and his current work is primarily intaglios that are handcolored. His current work is industrial images including many dealing with the steel industry. He has had numerous one-artist exhibitions in Europe and America. His work is included in many public and private collections including the Museum of Modern Art, Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Boston Museum of Fine Art.

Art Werger received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in printmaking in 1978 and his MFA from the University of Wisconsin in 1982. Werger is a master printmaker working in etching, mezzotint and with some of his images printed in multi-plate color. His compositions are complex and full of intricate details that create a dream like detachment from the image. His work has been collected by numerous museums and he has received many grants throughout his career.

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