"Consummate printmaking"---WASH POST; Bissett exhibit extended thru AUG 1

Annie Bissett's delicate and beautifully carved woodblock prints belie the controversial social and political issues they explore---immigration, racism, gay rights, hypocrisy, prejudice and intolerance---and the strong messages they convey.

Yet there's nothing didactic or depressing about her art---nor any doubt about her talent. In fact, her prints are featured on the cover and inside the current issue of Printmaking Today, the prestigious journal of Britain's Royal Society of Painters and Print makers. Also, there's an excellent review of the exhibit in this week's EAST CITY ART by Eric Hope: http://goo.gl/CsyxEts

PAST! PRESENT! NOW! has been extended through August 1.

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What is "The Art of Social and Political Change?"

The Art of Social and Political Change is the name I've given to the genre of fine art that seeks to influence, or is influenced by, the great social and political issues of its time. Annie Bissett's woodblock prints (see above) are one excellent example. So is the art of Michele Colburn, whose work I showed last year and who was in Cleveland last weekend and will be in Philadelphia this coming weekend protesting 15 years of US military involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq.Her message: Isn't 15 years long enough?

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