Local printmaker Deborah Kozak will have a collection of her linocut prints on display at Rising Tide Community Market in Damariscotta from Sunday, Oct. 1 through Saturday, Oct. 28. These original limited-edition prints — primarily made by the reduction process in which a single block is repeatedly carved — reflect the beauty of Midcoast Maine and include several seascapes and floral works.
“Having painted on and off for many years, I came to printmaking later in life and immediately fell in love with the process,” said Kozak. “Blocks, inks, and paper offer an exciting means for interpreting what I see around me. There’s a wonderful tension between the contemplative action of carving and the excitement of seeing an image come to life on the press.”
Other works by Kozak, who studies with renowned New Jersey printmaker Dorothy Cochran, have been displayed at the Kefauver Studio & Gallery, River Arts, the First National Bank in Damariscotta, and the Walpole Barn in Walpole. More work can be viewed at deborahkozakprints.com.
An opening reception and beer-tasting will be held in the cafe of Rising Tide Community Market, located at 323 Main St. in Damariscotta, on Friday, Oct. 6 from 4-6 p.m.