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RECEPTION & GRAND OPENING IN NEW LOCATION
STILL POINT GALLERY PRESENTS

CHRISTINE MAUERSBERGER

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH
(2:00 PM - 6:00 PM)

Dyed & Inked

BOTANICAL MONOTYPE & TRANSFER PRINTS

 


As Still Point Gallery enters its sixth year of operation at the end of the month, we invite you to visit our new gallery space in Suite 108 of Little Italy's Old School House (2026 Murray Hill Rd.).  

To commemorate the occasion, we have the distinct honor of presenting Christine Mauersberger's exhibit, Dyed & Inked (February 28th thru April 18th).  This is an extraordinary collection of botanical monotype and transfer prints created through a process that combines traditional, learned and improvised techniques.  These are all new works, each original and unique - in part purposeful design, in part, serendipitous happenstance.   

ARTIST
Christine is one of this region's most valued art "assets", not only for her creative talent but for her diversity of experience and her ongoing involvement with so many local institutions.  Included among her awards and wide recognition are a CPAC Creative Workforce Fellowship and the Ohio Arts Council Award of Individual Excellence.  As a lecturer and speaker, she has presented before the Cleveland Museum of Art, Henry Ford Hospital and has appeared on televised and film broadcasts for WVIZ. She is the former assistant curator for University Hospitals and the Program Director for the Textile Art Alliance of the Cleveland Museum of Art.  

IN HER OWN WORDS

"I am interested in the concept of time and in making beautiful artwork. Time is both a real and abstract concept. We follow time, yet we cannot see it. My botanical prints are the result of thinking about what I could make to illustrate the passing of time.  I saw the Catalpa leaves growing over my back fence. They started small and began to grow quite large over the course of several weeks. To me, their growth signified a change in time. I use the same leaves over and over again until they begin to deteriorate under the pressure of the printmaking press. The signs of decay in the images I’ve produced signify the passage of time.
 
There are two processes I use to make the prints. One is botanical transfer printing which is a slow process. The colors develop with heat, pressure, and time. Fresh leaves are wrapped within archival paper, bound with string and cooked in a large pot of water over an open fire. Sometimes I toss black walnuts from local trees into the pot producing a lovely brown color on the paper. In other cases, I dip the paper into a vat of natural indigo dye to produce a blue color.
 
The second process is called Monotype printing. In this technique, I’ve rolled a very fine layer of etching ink on a real leaf and transferred the leaf image to paper by passing it through a printmaking press.
 
My botanical prints were made using Catalpa, Weeping Love Grass, Ferns and other natural materials. Each print is unique which is different from etchings or screen prints where multiple prints of the same image can be made.
 

My earnest hope is that these images, in some small way, capture not only the reality of time passing but also the transient beauty of decay." 

EXHIBIT EXAMPLES
"Double Catalpa" 19"x24", Botanical Transfer Print
"Untitled" 7"x 5" Botanical Transfer with Inked Leaf
"Silver Catalpa.2" 15"x11" Monotype
"Collection Weeping Love Grass Prints" 4"x6" and 5"x7"  Monotypes
CIGFY CHOCOLATES
CELEBRATES STILL POINT'S GRAND OPENING IN A NEW SPACE
 
Debbie Moskowitz, owner of Cigfy chocolates in Shaker Heights, has created a special late winter cacao confection for Still Point Gallery's new space. With winter's foreseeable end, and maple sap rising, Debbie has conjured a maple and chocolate ambrosia, handcrafted in small batches, blending local maple syrup, crushed raw nuts, exotic raw cacao beans, vanilla beans and sea salt.
JOIN US SATURDAY, FEB. 28
 
We can't think of a more auspicious way to celebrate the launch of our new space and commemorate our 6th year, than to feature the exhibit, Dyed & inked by Christine Mauersberger, one of this region's most talented artists.  The afternoon reception begins at 2:00 p.m. and extends to 6:00 - or later when the food and "beverages" run dry.  We're adding new items to the gallery each day so if you haven't been in recently, you'll find new jewelry, original prints, fine art photography, textiles and more. In light of mounting requests and the enormous popularity for the glass art of Shayna Roth Pentacost, Drew Cobb and Rolf Matzen, we are increasing our stocks of their original works.

Many, many thanks to you, our customers, neighbors and friends who have encouraged and supported us into our sixth year.  We look forward to seeing you at the opening and exhibit and in the days ahead.

Best,

Kate and Geoff
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Still Point Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

    Evening, Still Point Gallery

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RECEPTION FEBRUARY 28
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

REGULAR HOURS 
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday
By Chance: Sundays and Mondays


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