Holly Woolson’s print ‘Monarchs and Matilijas' features two black and orange butterflies on papery white flowers.
Holly Woolson’s print ‘Monarchs and Matilijas.’ Credit: Holly Woolson

Allan Hancock College’s Ann Foxworthy Gallery is exhibiting a collection of artworks created by artists from the Santa Barbara Printmakers Group.

Titled Resonance, the exhibit explores a variety of printmaking styles and techniques. The display runs Aug. 17-Sept. 28 at the gallery inside the Academic Resource Center, bldg. L on Hancock’s Santa Maria campus.

The featured prints were created using ancient and contemporary printmaking techniques, including but not limited to hand-printing and press-printing. Works include woodcuts, linoleum block prints, silkscreen prints, and combinations of other techniques.

The gallery will host a free reception for the exhibit, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 7.

“Regardless of which technique is used, the most magical aspect of printmaking is the moment when the print is slowly lifted from the inked surface and turned over,” said Laura-Susan Thomas, Foxworthy Gallery director.

“Each print becomes its own piece of original art. No two prints are the same,” she said.

The subject matter of the prints in the show ranges from curled-up coyotes to brilliant monarch butterflies, to vertiginous cityscapes.

The Santa Barbara Printmakers evolved from the Monotype Guild, founded in 1989. The small group of artists produced one-of-a-kind, hand-pulled prints. The group now has a larger membership representing artists from the Central Coast.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursdays.

For more about the exhibit, visit hancockcollege.edu/gallery, or call 805-922-6966 ext. 3465.