Summer Solstice Benefit for Philagrafika

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We mentioned this a month ago, so I deem it time for a reminder–
We’ll be MC-ing the Summer Solstice Benefit for Philagrafika tonight, 5:30 to 9, at Bahdee Bahdu‘s new location near the Crane in Kensington at 1522 N. American St. Who will be there besides us and a lot of the artists who donated work? Why Hizzoner the Mayor and City Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sánchez. The festivities mark the kick off for Philagrafika 2010: The Graphic Unconscious an international contemporary art festival slated for January-April, 2010.

The fundraising event is an opportunity to snarf up some of the 150 prints and photographs that will be on display. Some of the artists are nationally known and many are certainly well known to artblog.

If you’re a print wonk, you might like to know that some of the printing processes used for the works include woodcut, linocut, etching, digital, lithography, photo lithography, silkscreen, papermaking and chine-collé.

It ain’t cheap but a print’s included in the price, so it ends up being a great deal–$400 per couple for admission, which also includes some light food and drink. Proceeds from the event go directly toward producing and presenting the inaugural international event, Philagrafika 2010: The Graphic Unconscious.

Details of how the event works are here.

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