"James Grashow: The Prince of Prints" at The Center for Contemporary Printmaking

© James Grashow
"James Grashow: The Prince of Prints" will be on display at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking from September 10 through December 10, 2016 with an opening reception on Saturday, September 17, from 3 pm to 5 pm. The exhibition showcases the woodcuts of Grashow, a long-time resident of Redding, Connecticut.

From the press release:
Grashow received his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees at Pratt Institute, in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York and received a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Florence after graduation. Grashow has created album covers for rock artists including Jethro Tull, The Yardbirds, Ramsey Lewis and Deep Purple. His work has been exhibited at The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, The DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Peabody-Essex Museum among others. Grashow said, “I'm thrilled to have a retrospective print show at CCP. I've been doing woodcuts since the early sixties. It's incredible to be able to review your history through your work. Thinking about each piece and how it's a breadcrumb on the trail of your life. Having the show so close to home makes the experience even richer. I moved from NYC to Redding over forty years ago and can see how this area has woven itself into my work. Working on wood and living among the trees and gardens has been a perfect fit. Redding has not only been my home it's been my teacher. I look forward to sharing my work with my friends and community.”

Prior to the Opening Reception for James Grashow: The Prince of Prints, and in conjunction with Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play, CCP has partnered with the Stepping Stone Museum for Kids and the Maritime Aquarium of Norwalk to create a Fish Parade, on September 17 from 1pm to 3 pm. The Fish Parade will feature vibrantly painted, large-scale cardboard fish created by Grashow and decorated by area children.

Weather permitting, the parade starts at CCP and wends its way through Mathews Park, as the colorful school of fish make their way to their final destination at the Maritime Aquarium. All activities surrounding Worldwide Day of Play and the Fish Parade are free.