Thursday, August 4, 2016

FAMILY FUN-FILLED PRINTMAKING FESTIVAL FEATURES BRANCHBURG EATERIES

 Printmaking Festival

Inks you can eat, a chance to make art from marshmallows, good food and a hands-on celebration of printmaking are among the fun activities to be offered at the Printmaking Center of New Jersey’s first-ever printmaking and food festival, set for Saturday, Aug. 6, from 12-4 pm. 

A variety of foods will be provided by Branchburg-based vendors at PCNJ’s inaugural fundraising festival, on the PCNJ grounds at 440 River Road.  There will be a wide variety of art stations, many of which will be using food, with opportunities for both children and adults to create their own works of art. 

This event represents a pivotal decision made by Printmaking Center of NJ to become more involved in the local community while it continues to raise awareness of the fine art of printmaking in diverse ways.  

“We are having such fun developing edible inks and creative ways to make a print using fun foods like marshmallows and hot dogs,” commented Sandra Fernandez, Director of PCNJ. 

Adrian Chin, local printmaker, will share his secret of printing on cotton candy - it’s not all gooey and sticky!  

Other local printmakers, Rachel Heberling, Michelle Lee, Judy Nylen and Len Lesko will work along with festival-goers who are curious to try their hand at printmaking using the sophisticated printing presses in the PCNJ studios.  Branchburg residents will finally know what goes on inside that gray building on River Road between the rickety bridge and the train station.

Did I Print That?” a pop-up art exhibit of print works on paper from area campers and students, will be on display in the PCNJ galleries. Tours of the PCNJ studios will be given throughout the day by studio docents.  

The rain date for the festival is Sunday, Aug. 7.

About Printmaking Center of New Jersey (PCNJ):
PCNJ is a 43-year-old non-profit, internationally recognized art organization that provides equipment, supplies, education and professional technical assistance necessary for all printmaking techniques.  It also houses a growing collection of fine art prints and two galleries, and serves as home base for traveling art programs serving veterans and children throughout New Jersey.