Porge Buck exhibit at Flood Gallery opens July 28

Porge Buck, photo by Rimas Zailskas

Press release from Flood Gallery:

Master printmaker Porge Buck will be exhibiting examples of her collage and printmaking art, opening at the Flood Gallery Fine Art Center at 850 Blue Ridge Road, in Black Mountain, NC on Saturday July 28th from 6pm to 9pm.

The opening event will feature dozens of Buck’s remarkable prints and collages, original music, and hors d’oeuvres provided by the Flood Gallery.

Porge Buck has contributed to the printmaking field for many years. In 1978 she founded the Intaglio Relief Society, working out of her professional studio in New England before moving to Asheville in 1984 where she operated a printmaking studio for several years. She now lives and works in her studio at her home in Black Mountain.

Porge and her husband, Lewis, each had their own studios in Black Mountain. Lewis passed away in 2012, but his paintings live on, adorning the walls of their home. Porge still makes prints (“to a point,” she says), albeit on a smaller scale than some of her earlier works. More recently, she’s begun creating small collages from historic postcards and other materials. At 87, she’s still in her studio every day, because, she says simply, “it’s what I do.”

She once explained why she didn’t participate in “open studio” tours: “My studio is my work space. I treasure its privacy … if someone wants to see my prints, they can make an appointment.”

Now, for the first time in Black Mountain, people can also come and see her prints at the Flood Gallery Fine Arts Center from July 28th through September 3rd. Don’t miss it! This exhibit is free and open to the public.

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