On exhibit at AS220’s Main Gallery on Empire Street through September, 200 prints and works on paper hang in a massive, exuberant, salon-style showcase of work from a exceptionally diverse spectrum of artists. 200 tickets are available for the chance to draw a number at random and take home the correlating piece from 200 works on display. This is the second of the Shop’s biennial fundraiser; the first Print Lottery in 2008 was highly successful, attracting donations from artists and printmakers from all over the country and drawing over three hundred people to Empire Street for the culminating lottery event.
A $100 donation to AS220’s Printshop is rewarded with a lottery ticket putting supporters in the running for a number of valuable works of original art, including pieces by Providence print pioneers Brian Chippendale, Xander Marro, Dan Wood, Meredith Stern, Jung Il Hong and Pippi Zornoza or one of the two sold out limited edition Shepard Fairey Providence Industrial prints . . . As you might expect from this always unjuried organization, creations from well-known artists hang side by side with contributions from local students and members of AS220’s own Youth Studio. In the same egalitarian spirit, all of the 200 artworks are sold by way of a lottery drawing.
(You could go home with this beguiling piece by Pippin Frisbie-Calder. Go here for slideshow.)
7pm to 10pm, Saturday, Print Lottery, AS220, 115 Empire Street