Addison Updates Archive

A celebration of printmaking in the Merrimack Valley this spring

The Addison is pleased to join Essex Art Center (EAC) in Lawrence this spring in presenting exhibitions and programming related to printmaking.


At the Addison, Frank Stella Prints: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation details the artist’s remarkable career as a printmaker, presenting more than 100 prints that make apparent how his highly experimental endeavors have redefined the traditional print. The exhibition is Stella's first major print retrospective since 1982.
April 22–July 30, 2017  

Firenze Rocks: Prints, Drawings, and Painting by Marc Mannheimer, on view in EAC’s Elizabeth A. Beland Gallery, is part of a body of work that began in 2007. Having always been enamored of Florence (Firenze) and the Renaissance,  Marc Mannheimer began to spend weeks each year there and became intrigued by the massive stones used to make the Palazzi and various walls. For the past decade, he has been drawing rocks in earnest, going out early in the morning, finding a rock that interests him, and drawing for hours. Melding ancient and cutting-edge processes, Mannheimer has used a laser etcher to create a series of woodcuts based on these rock drawings.
May 5–June 16, 2017

The artists featured in Three Printmakers: Helen Tory, Sissy Emmons Buck, and Mary Arthur Pollak, on view in EAC’s Chester F. Sidell Gallery, work in monotype, pulling their unique prints from a traditional press. Helen Tory's unique painterly prints capture moments in nature; Sissy Buck's artist books incorporate abstractions of personal notes, paper lithography, and tracings of drawings to reflect past and present conversations; and Mary Pollak creates carborundum prints that are abstract expressions of her coastal surroundings.
May 5–June 16, 2017

Image: left, Marc Mannheimer, Firenze Rock #167: Viale Giuseppi Poggi, woodcut, ink on Hahnemühle Copperplate, 2016; right, Helen Tory, Herdy ram and ewe, monotype, 2017


All opening events are free and open to the public.

At the Addison:
Opening Reception
Friday, April 21, 6:00–8:00 pm

Panel Discussion
Artist Frank Stella, collector Jordan D. Schnitzer, exhibition curator Richard H. Axsom, and master printmaker Kenneth Tyler will share their unique viewpoints on the art and exhibition. Addison Director Judith F. Dolkart will moderate the discussion. The event will take place in Kemper Auditorium adjacent to the Addison. Seating is limited; please register online or call 978.749.4216 to reserve your space.
Saturday, April 22, 4:00 pm

At Essex Art Center:
Artist Talk with Marc Mannheimer
Friday, May 12, 5:00 pm

Opening Reception
Friday, May 12, 5:00–7:00 pm


Explore, Print & Sculpt
A seven-week workshop for ages 8–12. Includes a visit to the Addison Gallery to view Frank Stella Prints; $115.
Thursdays, April 27–June 8, 4:00–5:45 pm

A full-day workshop taught by Marc Mannheimer for ages 16+; $65.
Saturday, May 13, 9:00 am–3: 00 pm

The Addison Gallery, A Backyard Gem
Art educator David Meehan will lead participants (ages 16+) on a tour of the Addison (meet at EAC). Tours are offered on two separate days. $30.
Wednesday, May 17, 10:00 am–12:30 pm
Wednesday, May 24, 6:30–9:00 pm

Exploring the Monotype
Workshops taught by Helen Tory; one session for ages 6–16 and another for ages 16+; $25 and $40.
Sunday, May 21, 1:00–3:00 pm (ages 6–16)
Thursday, May 25, 10:00 am–1:00 pm (ages 16+)

From Gallery Visit to Studio Creations
A full-day workshop for ages 6–16, including a visit to the Addison Gallery to view Frank Stella Prints and time in the studio at EAC creating work inspired by the exhibition. $55.
Tuesday, July 11, 9:00 am–3:00 pm