The Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture will feature prints by members of Hyde Park's full tilt print studio
May 12, 2015
Mayor Martin J. Walsh's Office of Arts & Culture will display the prints by members of the Full Tilt Print Studio from May 18th to June 26, in Scollay Square of the 3rd floor gallery, in City Hall.
"These works of arts enable us to activate spaces that otherwise were underutilized," said Mayor Walsh. "When City Hall employees and visitors can walk past that space and take a moment to appreciate the creations of local, talented, artists, I feel as though we are truly making a difference with these showcases."
Full Tilt Print Studio has 26 members who benefit by being part of a community of experienced printmakers. Members share technical expertise in a quiet, collegial workplace. As Boston’s only nonprofit cooperative printmaking studio, Full Tilt offers an open space that encourages free thinking.
Since its beginning, the studio has attracted strong, innovative printmakers. It began in 1970 as Experimental Etching Studio (EES), founded by Deborah Cornell, Jeannette Silverio, and Gretchen Ewert. By 1983, it had evolved into a cooperative, operating under the name EES Arts, which two decades later became a nonprofit. As members began exploring printmaking techniques beyond etching, the organization sought a name change. Thus, in 2013, Full Tilt Print Studio was born—a name that reflects not only the group’s creativity, but its drive and energy.
The Galleries at Boston City Hall are open the public at no charge and are handicapped accessible. Boston City Hall is accessible by the MBTA via State Street (Orange and Blue lines) and Haymarket (Green and Orange lines). For more information call 617-635-3245 or visit www.cityofboston.gov/arts.