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Buttonwood Tree Features Exhibit by Artist Robin Price

Submitted by Amy Albert

(May 31, 2023) — On Saturday, June 10, 2023, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., The Buttonwood Tree at 605 Main Street in Middletown will host an opening art reception for mixed-media artist Robin Price, best known for her decades of creating limited-edition artist books.

From June 10 to June 30, 2023, we will feature an exhibition of experimental mixed-media cyanotypes and other vibrantly colored works on paper by Robin Price, displayed amid a wrap-around “rainbow river” wall installation in celebration of Pride Month. Cyanotype printing is an early photochemical process from the 19th century. Coated paper is exposed to sunlight over time, revealing shades of deep blue once it is developed in water. The artist creates contours of exposure with her body and seashells. 

This experience is a ritual of connection to the ocean, inspired by the transformative experience of being immersed within her ancient rhythms. Along with the characteristic deep blues of cyanotypes, these works resonate with other rich colors layered in with colored pencil, letterpress printing, gouache paint, and collage.

The exhibition can be viewed on the following dates:Mondays: June 12th, June 19th and June 26th from 4-6 pmWednesday, June 14th from 4-6 pmSaturdays: June 17th from noon-5 pm; June 24th from 3-6 pmTuesday, June 27th from 4 -7 pmFriday, June 30th from noon to 3pm

Viewing by appointment may also be arranged by calling Lisa St. Laurent at 860-347-4957.

About the artist:  Robin Price is an artist, editor, designer, letterpress printer & publisher, and creating artist; books since 1984. Her limited-edition press books, prints, and unique work are collected and exhibited internationally. Robin established her press in the Los Angeles area in 1984; since 1995, the press has been located in a historic textile mill in Middletown, producing work with a team of assistants, apprentices, and interns.

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