DAVID WOLFE @ Center for Maine Craft | Sept 7 – Oct 31, 2020
This fall the Center for Maine Craft will be home to a collection of prints by master printmaker David Wolfe of Portland, Maine. The exhibition will be on view in the Center gallery from September 7 through October 31, 2020 [EXTENDED]
In 2018 the Maine Crafts Association named David Wolfe a recipient of the Master Craft Artist Award, alongside fellow recipients Steve Cayard of Wellington, Maine and Patricia Daunis-Dunning of Portland, Maine. In 2019, David was paired as master printmaker with apprentice David Connor, a fellow Portland resident, as participants of the Craft Apprentice Program, a production of the Maine Crafts Association in partnership with the Maine Arts Commission.
Master printer David Wolfe founded Wolfe Editions, a letterpress and fine art printing studio with educational programming in Portland, Maine in 1997. Since it’s opening, the shop has hosted scores of workshops, printed dozens of published works, and produced innumerable fine print editions. The shop has always had an open door policy to encourage discussion, education, and collaboration. Prior to opening his own studio, David worked for several well known printing establishments, including Stinehour Press in Lunenberg, Vermont and Anthoensen Press in Portland. Wolfe’s woodcuts, prints, and handmade books are in the collections of Bates College Museum of Art, Bowdoin College Museum of Art Special Collections and the Portland Museum of Art, as well as numerous private collections. He has led many workshops at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and was Lead Printmaker in Residence at Penland School of Crafts in 2009. Wolfe studied printmaking at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
ABOUT THE CENTER FOR MAINE CRAFT
Located in West Gardiner, Maine, the Center for Maine Craft is a retail store and gallery selling and exhibiting the work of over 300 Maine craft artists. The Center is the hub of the Maine Crafts Association and central location for craft sales, education, and activities in our state. All work for sale at the Center is handcrafted by Maine craft artists or produced by small Maine companies.
The Center is located at the West Gardiner Travel Plaza; Rt 126 (AKA Lewiston Road), off Exit 103 from 95 Southbound; Exit 102 from 95 Northbound; Exit 51 from I-295.