Green technology meets printmaking
MANCHESTER - On view at Southern Vermont Art Center from Saturday, September 17, through Sunday, November 6 is “Conversations,” a solo exhibition featuring art by Barbara Ackerman, a fine artist and graphic designer living in Bennington. Meet the artist at an opening reception on Saturday, September 17, from 2 to 4 pm. This opening reception is free and open to the public.
Ackerman has spent the last several years exploring printmaking with a focus on green technology. Exploration in the photo-emulsion print process led to an invitation in 2019 to participate in Solar Impressions International, an exhibition at Southampton Art Center on Long Island, NY. She garnered special recognition from jurist Eric Fischl, internationally acclaimed American painter and sculptor. She continues to explore printmaking and mark-making techniques. Her recent work on view at the Southern Vermont Art Center includes collagraph explorations in color, layer, and textures.
Ackerman received a BS in Art Education from the University of Vermont where she studied painting with Frank Hewitt and completed the MFA program at Northern Vermont University/Vermont Studio Center in Johnson. Most recently she has completed artists residencies at Vermont Studio Center and the Artists Association of Nantucket, MA. Over the past two decades, she has explored various techniques at the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill and American Graphics Institute in Boston, among others. She is a founding member of the Burlington Artists Guild. Learn more about the artist and her work by visiting barbaraackermanstudio.com
SVAC’s solo exhibition features the work of artists who have been handpicked to exhibit their art in one of the center’s Yester House Galleries. Southern Vermont Art Center is located at SVAC Drive/West Road.