Porge Buck is a longtime resident of the River Arts District, iso it is suitable for the Flood Gallery Fine Art Center in the Phil Mechanic Building to host a retrospective exhibition of her work. The Asheville artist and former resident of Washington, D.C., has been an active printmaker since moving to the area in the ‘70s. Between owning her own printing press and operating one of RAD’s first group studio spaces with her husband, Lewis (in the space currently occupied by Riverlink), Buck melds the lines separating art from life. The exhibition will feature intaglios, aquatints and more recent mezzotint prints spanning almost 60 years of printmaking. Buck maintains that printmaking is not a career, but her skills, which local artist and arts writer Connie Bostic calls “impeccably brilliant,” have been carefully cultivated and perfected after a lifetime’s work. Porge Buck: A Retrospective opens at Flood, 109 Roberts St. on Oct. 1, 7-10 p.m. http://www.philmechanicstudios.com
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