BRATTLEBORO — In the latest installment of its “Hidden in the Hills” series, the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center offers a guided tour of Wingate Studio in Hinsdale, N.H., on Saturday, July 21, at 4 p.m.
The event is free but open to Museum members only. To register or to become a member of the museum, visit www.brattleboromuseum.org or call 802-257-0124, ext. 101.
Founded in 1985 by master printer Peter Pettengill, Wingate Studio produces and publishes printed editions, books, and special projects in collaboration with contemporary artists of international acclaim. The press specializes in intaglio etching, with an openness to exploration and innovation within and beyond the traditional process.
Located on a 55-acre farm in Hinsdale, N.H., Wingate Studio was built inside a classic New England barn. Artists invited to collaborate on projects are provided with a private apartment and freshly prepared meals and work with Wingate's master printmakers to produce original artworks in the form of prints and multiples.
The studio offers an apprenticeship program and gives educational lectures and workshops. Prints made at Wingate Studio are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Library of Congress, among many others.
“Wingate Studio is yet another example of an amazing art resource quietly tucked away in the hills surrounding Brattleboro,” BMAC Director Danny Lichtenfeld said in a news release. “Well known and greatly admired by many of today's finest contemporary artists, curators, gallerists, and collectors, Wingate Studio flies under the radar here at home. It's precisely the type of operation we try to showcase in our 'Hidden in the Hills' series.”