‘Adventures in Printmaking’ July 9 at Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery

 SANDWICH — What is the difference between a Monoprint and a Monotype, a Woodcut and a White Line Woodcut, an engraving and an etching? "Adventures in Printmaking" will guide you through the different printing techniques in a two part series.

The opening reception to meet the artists will be on July 9 from 5 to 7 p.m.

A "Conversation" about printing techniques with Sandwich artists, Margaret Barnaby and Margaret Merritt, Tamworth artist, Wendy Ketchum and Jackson artist, Anne Garland will be on Saturday morning, July 12 at 10 a.m. Bring your questions, learn what you are buying when you are thinking of a print and share your ideas. Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery is located at 69 Maple Street in Center Sandwich. For more information call the gallery at 284 7728 or visit our website www.patricialaddcarega.com.

Printmaking techniques are numerous, complex and require skill. Often, hand pulled prints are confused with reproductions that are made by a machine or these days by computer. This exhibit brings together the work of many local and regional artists. Among them Kate Higley from Wolfeboro, Clare Winslow from Washington, DC and Sandwich, and Sui Witherell, a one time NH resident who is now in Maine.

The walls and flat files will be full of work that represents both traditional and contemporary techniques. When creating a new print each artist must keep in mind which technique he or she will use to achieve the desired effect. Perhaps he or she will even combine two techniques to arrive at the best result. It is no wonder that print making techniques are a challenge and a bit of a mystery to understand. We look forward to seeing you at either or both of these events.

Gallery hours are from 10 to 5 Monday through Saturday and 12 to 5 on Sunday.