New Project: An Exhibit on Printmaking at the Cambridge Center

Vinicius de Aguiar Sanchez, A Blackhole, 2015 (1)
Vinicius Sanchez, “A Black Hole, 2015” Image Courtesy of the Artist

Months before I left my position at The Cambridge Center for Adult Education, I agreed to organize a small show of works by the Center’s printmaking faculty. The show, Push/Pull: Recent Work from Printmaking Faculty will be on view January 11 – March 11, 2016 at 42 Brattle Street in Harvard Square. The exhibit features six artists who live and work in the Greater Boston-area and teach printmaking at the Center. The exhibit will highlight recent work made by artists Jason Asselin, Selma Bromberg, Janet Campbell, Susan Paladino, Susan Rice and Vinicius Sanchez.

The Center’s faculty has been exploring many printmaking techniques not only through their teaching at the Center, but also through their own personal practice. On view will be the faculty’s most recent work which include drawings, silkscreens, woodcuts, encaustic collagraphs, monotypes and etchings.

An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday January 28, from 5:30-7:30pm and an artist talk is scheduled for Wednesday February 03, at 11:00AM.

As you’ve seen, I have conducted interviews for The Evolving Critic with all participating artists, in an effort to document the exhibition and bring attention to the excellent work CCAE’s printmaking faculty has been making.

About the Artists:

Jason Asselin:
Jason Asselin holds a BFA in printmaking from Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA and a MFA in Print Media from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI. His works has been exhibited at many venues, including Chandler Gallery in Cambridge, Seven Gates Gallery, Traina Center for the Arts at Clark University, artSpace in New Haven, CT and most recently at the Wifinsky Gallery at Salem State University. “You Are Here” Asselin’s public art work can be seen in the mezzanine of the World Trade Center Silver Line stop of the MBTA. Jason teaches at Salem State University and has taught silkscreen for beginners class since 2014. For more information, please see Anulfo’s interview with Jason Asselin here:

Selma Bromberg:
Selma Bromberg has been teaching printmaking at the Cambridge Center since 1969. Selma attended Smith College and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Bromberg’s work is found in many collections, including the Harvard Art Museums (Fogg Museum), Worcester Art Museum, Boston Public Library, Smith College Library and in other numerous public and private art collections throughout the country. Selma has exhibited both nationally and internationally including at the Boston Public Library, Bromfield Gallery, the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Danforth Museum, Fuller Art Museum, the New York Society of Etchers. For more information, please see Anulfo’s interview with Selma Bromberg here:

 Janet Burns Campbell:
Janet Burns Campbell holds a bachelor’s degree in History and Literature from Reed College in Portland, Oregon and a master’s degree in English Literature from Tufts University. Janet has exhibited her work at many venues, including the Somerville Public Library, The Hills School in Belmont, MA, the Cambridge Art Association and at Somerville Open Studios. Janet teaches the gelatin monotype class at the Cambridge Center. For more information, please see Anulfo’s interview with Janet Campbell here:

Susan Paladino:
Susan Paladino studied at the Art Students League of New York, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. Susan has exhibited her work nationally at many venues including at the Fitchburg Art Museum, Provincetown Art Association, the Drawing Room in Portland, Maine and the Cambridge Art Association. Susan teaches encaustic collagraph and experimental monoprint and monotype at the Cambridge Center. For more information, please see Anulfo’s interview with Susan Paladino here:

Susan Rice:
Susan Rice is an illustrator and printmaker and holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has served on the board of the Somerville Arts Council and oversaw Somerville Art Beat—an outdoor arts festival in Davis Square as well as the Windows Art Project, one of the largest public art projects in the Boston-area. Susan has exhibited her work at many venues, including the Somerville Arts Council, Arlington Center for the Arts and the Nave Gallery. For more information, please see Anulfo’s interview with Susan Rice here:

Vinicius Sanchez:
Vinicius Sanchez is a 2011 graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. His work has been exhibited in many venues and most recently showed his short film “After Kepler” in the SciEx: Extreme Science Film Festival at the MIT Museum in Cambridge. Vinicius Sanchez teaches the silkscreen as well as woodblock classes at the Center. For more information, please see Anulfo’s interview with Vinicius Sanchez here:


A nonprofit organization founded as the Cambridge Social Union in 1870—then in 1938—the organization officially became the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. The Cambridge Center has consistently offered the most diverse menu of courses to adults in Cambridge and surrounding areas. Nestled in two historic buildings – the William Brattle House (1727) and the Blacksmith House (1808), both houses are being preserved by the Center as living museums and are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. For more information, visit:

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