From the Asheville Area Arts Council:
Self taught painter, illustrator and print maker, Andy Herod has lived in Asheville for 8 years, is fueled by coffee, the love of dogs and the promise of great adventure, and was recently tasked with curating a show at the Asheville Area Arts Council.
This is a group exhibition of Asheville area artists that were asked to incorporate some kind of printmaking method into a collaboration or mixed media piece. And boy is it good.
Harrod along with 15 other local artists – Julie Armbruster, Eleanor Annand, Gabriel Aucott, Gus Cutty, Hannah Dansie, Chris Findley, Drew Findley, Anna Jensen, Jamie Karolich, Jason Krekel, Lucy Kruesel, Kreh Mellick, Noah Prinsen, Gabriel Shaffer, and Joshua Spiceland – come together in this "masterfully curated show" titled “MISPRINTS: A Group Exploration into Printmaking, Craft, and Design".
The show opened on June 19th and runs through July 25th, and there will be an opening reception in conjunction with the Downtown Asheville Art District First Friday Art Walk on July 3rd from 5-8pm.
The AAAC Gallery is located in Grove Arcade at 1 Page Ave #143a in downtown Asheville.
“MISPRINTS” is the first show in the 2015/2016 cycle the AAAC's “Point of View”, artist-curated exhibitions in the Gallery.
Andy says that, “the role of curator is unfamiliar territory to me so I chose a simple theme that I did know something about; the exploration of print making. Screen-printing is central to my process. But being self-taught, I tend to use it in unconventional ways. So I thought it would be fun to ask some of my favorite local artists and crafts people, and some of their favorite local artists, to collaborate or to explore any print making method they wanted. My expectations were blown away!”
Artists were encouraged not to restrict themselves to a particular traditional process, and to either collaborate with someone of a totally different discipline or combine print making into a mixed media process. The result is a thoughtful, vibrant and unique blend of local art that ranges from paper jewelry and lanterns to functional furniture and fine art.