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In s3e9 of Platemark, host Ann Shafer talks with James Siena and Katia Santibañez. Both artists, who are married to each other, are painters and printmakers who split their time between New York City and Otis, MA. In the past few years they have collaborated on four reduction woodcuts with Shore Pu…

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In s3e8, Platemark host Ann Shafer talks with Dave Cloutier who recently opened Center Arts and Studios (CAS) in the Mill Centre, Baltimore. CAS offers classes, equipment, critiques, guidance, and studio spaces to second-career artists. A passion project for Dave, it has long been his goal to encou…

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In s3e7 of Platemark series three, Ann Shafer and Tru Ludwig sit down with Elizabeth Wyckoff, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Saint Louis Art Museum, to talk about the exhibition Catching the Moment: Contemporary Art from the Ted L. and Maryanne Ellison Simmons Collection, which is open until…

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In s3e6, Platemark host Ann Shafer talks with Bill Hall, master printer (retired) at Pace Prints for nearly thirty years. His earliest years in New York were spent working at the legendary Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop. After his arrival at Pace Prints, his intaglio skills were honed under …

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In s3e5, Platemark host Ann Shafer talks with fellow podcaster and print evangelist Miranda Metcalf, whose show, Hello, Print Friend, is the internet's most popular podcast about prints and printmaking. Both Shafer and Metcalf are self-described print evangelists and have much to discuss. Listen in…

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In s3e4, Platemark hosts Ann Shafer and Ben Levy sit down with Tom Hück, whose large-scale, multi-panel woodcuts skewer rural life in the American Midwest in all its unabashed weirdness and glory. They talk about Motörhead, Iron Maiden, Albrecht Dürer’s Rhinoceros, and the rest of Hück’s heroes. An…

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Have you wondered about the meaning in Rembrandt's etchings? Or how he made them? What is the printing process? In s2e20, Platemark hosts Ann Shafer and Tru Ludwig conclude their discussion of Rembrandt van Rijn, the man who made etching was it is today. In this third of three episodes on Rembrandt…

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Have you wondered what is the role of the curator? What is it curators do? How much education is required? In s3e3, Platemark hosts Ann Shafer and Ben Levy talk with James Wehn, Van Vleck Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Chazen Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin, Madiso…

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In s3e2 of Platemark, Ann Shafer and Ben Levy sit down with the three master printers at Tandem Press, Joe Freye, Jason Ruhl, and Patrick Smyczek. These three are not only great printers individually, but together they are a dream team. Tandem Press, which is affiliated with the University of Wisco…

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In this first episode of series 3 of Platemark (interviews with luminaries of the print ecosystem), Ann Shafer and Ben Levy sit down with Paula Panczenko, executive director of Tandem Press, and Russell Panczenko, retired director of the Chazen Museum of Art. Both entities are affiliated with the U…

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