Christopher Brown, 'Arrival' 2009

When I write these posts I try to show my readers something that I think I would like to do, not whatever is just around and free. It has to be great, fun and exciting. That’s why, even though I haven’t been to the Center for Contemporary Printmaking (YET!), I want to talk about it because a venue like this is exciting to me and I can’t wait to know more about it and visit it for myself.

The CCP is located in Norwalk, CT and is open to the public for free 9am-5pm Monday through Saturday and 12pm-5pm on Sundays. They have noted on their site that they have extended hours for their studios on Wednesdays, but that you have to call ahead to confirm. I like that they’re open earlier than most galleries and museums because I can make a visit before going into work or on a weekend.

Recently, the CCP has opened their current exhibit, “Printed by Master Printers”, with over 60 prints on displays and it features work from such greats like Chuck Close and Jasper Johns. But the really cool thing is that this exhibition is a collaboration of 35 different workshops that are located all across the U.S and nearly every one has leant at least two prints for this exhibit.

“It is rare to see such a comprehensive collection of contemporary prints by internationally known artists in one place,” said Anthony Kirk, artistic director and masterprinter at CCP. “It is a first for CCP, and perhaps for Connecticut” Mr. Kirk and Susan Rubin curated the exhibition.

This is an exhibition that I can get excited over and I hope you can, too. And of course, as always, it’s free!