I ask you to invest in the future of printmaking with a gift to the Manhattan Graphics Center this year. Over the past several weeks in my new position as executive director, I have come to know the vibrant group of artists who work here. They are passionate about printmaking and its role in the community and the art world at large. They believe in art as a voice for change, such as climate action, and its ability to bring people together. They celebrate the traditions of printmaking and look to its future. They care about and uplift one another.
The scholarship program is one way that MGC ensures that a younger generation will embrace printmaking as a primary medium. This charming image of a rice candy box by Sophie Imamura, one of our 2019 Fall term students, demonstrates the outstanding work that is created within our walls.
MGC also needs your support for our Visiting Printmaking Workshop for public high school students, in which staff and members introduce printmaking to young citizens of NYC by traveling to schools to conduct on-site workshops. Open Workshop, our signature program, remains one of the most affordable and accessible in the area—please help us keep it that way.
Exhibitions, talks, and receptions—all free and open to the public—also require your support. We hope we can count on you this year to give generously, and don’t forget about potential matching programs through your employer. We are happy to assist with paperwork: contact us here.
Thank you for supporting printmakers!
Sarah Kirk Hanley