LIMITED EDITION SILKSCREEN PRINTS Perry-Mansfield is excited to announce the release of limited edition silkscreen prints. This series of four hand-screened prints commemorates the incredible 100-year history of this amazing arts facility in anticipation of a vibrant future.
Featuring the art work of Charlotte Perry, one of the camp’s founders, and vintage photography from the theatre and dance programs, this series highlights the history and diversity of a creative spirit that is the hallmark of the camp. A group of Steamboat’s finest artists, headed up by artist and Perry-Mansfield board member, Pat Walsh, is producing this series entirely in Steamboat. Calling themselves the Copper Ridge Art Alliance, they are: Theo Dexter (Lone Oak Studio), Sue Oehme (Oehme Graphics), Susan Schiesser (Red Contemporary Gallery), Joel Schulman (PhotographicsArt), and Pat Walsh. The artists generously provided their services pro bono to support fund raising efforts for Perry-Mansfield’s 2013 Centennial Celebration.
The prints are 30” tall by 22” wide, printed in Nazdar oil-based silkscreen ink on Arches 88 cotton rag paper, and have hand torn deckled edges. The number of prints vary from 52 to 61 for each of the four editions.
Original by Charlotte Perry
Used as artwork on various program covers, the original piece was a woodcut by Charlotte Perry. “Imagine” evokes the magical and transformative Rocky Mountain setting chosen by Perry and Mansfield for their extraordinary mission. Designed and colorized by Copper Ridge Art Alliance artists, this piece involved four distinct screens, one for each color.
Original by Charlotte Perry
Found on program and catalogue covers from the 1930s, the original piece was a charcoal drawing by Charlotte Perry. The artwork embodies the pioneering spirit of the camp’s founders and its enduring connection to nature, horses, and jubilant, fearless human expression. The finished print is a combination of an etching made using a solar plate created by Sue Oehme of Oehme Graphics, and hand-pulled silkscreen printing.
Original photo from P-M Archives
Inspired by a black and white glossy photo from the Perry-Mansfield archives, this print spotlights the Art Deco influence on American arts in the 1930s, and Perry-Mansfield’s exuberant embrace of all things current. The artistic team transformed this image into a complex 5-color contemporaneous print.
Original photo from P-M archives
Much beloved dancer and teacher, Harriette Ann Gray, represents the spirit, grace and the joyful pursuit of artistic expression integral in the 100-year history of Perry-Mansfield. Ms. Gray taught at the camp from 1946 through 1979, and spent a portion of her career in Hollywood before retiring to her native Missouri. This photograph first appeared on programs in 1946 and has been an enduring symbol of the heart and soul of Perry-Mansfield ever since. Channeling Andy Warhol, the Copper Ridge artists transformed the photo into a 5-color silkscreen print.
PURCHASE A PIECE OF HISTORY
The prints are available for purchase for $450 each, or $1,600 for the suite of four. If you are interested in purchasing prints please call us at (970) 879-7125 or email Janie Moore at email@example.com.
We can ship prints within the continental U.S. Packing and shipping costs will range between $50-$60 depending on your location. This charge will be charged directly by the shipper.