Shop Mix showcases lithographs created by student and guest artists in collaboration with printers who are currently in training at Tamarind Institute. The name Shop Mix refers to a type of lithographic ink as well as the mix of energy in the shop that feeds the work. The exhibition will be in Tamarind’s gallery May 4 through May 8, and works will be available for purchase. Tamarind invites the public to an opening reception on Friday, May 4 from 6-8 pm. Tamarind’s gallery is open to the public Tuesday - Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, and by appointment.
Shop Mix includes lithographs by UNM Master of Fine Arts candidates Erin Galvez, Monica Kennedy, Alivia Magana, Konstantinos Meramveliotakis, Nick Simko, Jessica Zeglin and Tamarind guest artists Sue McNally, Jami Porter Lara, Jessamyn Lovell, and Jennifer Nehrbass; done in collaboration with students in Tamarind's one-year intensive Printer Training Program Christine Adams, Amy Hutson, Jake Ingram, Lourdes Santandreu Planas, Ben Schoenburg, Shitong “S.T.” Chen, Klaire Smith and Mark Wallis. Also included for purchase will be a selection of artwork created by the Tamarind student printers.
Tamarind Institute, a division of the College of Fine Arts at UNM, is a nonprofit center for fine art lithography that trains master printers and houses a professional collaborative studio for artists. Students come from around the world to hone their technical skills in lithography and master the art of collaborative printmaking, a special partnership that brings together the expertise of a master printer and the creativity of an artist. Tamarind hosts the only educational program in the world that focuses specifically on training master printers, and many of its students have established print workshops around the world.