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For centuries\, printmaking has been considered the most dem ocratic art form. The invention of the Gutenberg press during the Renaissan ce allowed information to be disseminated to the masses so everyone could b e literate\, not just officials of the church and the wealthy. Being issued in multiples also allows prints to be more affordable than one-of-a-kind w orks\; thus more people can have art in their homes. Artists have used prin ts to spread their ideas\, political\, personal and social\, to broader aud iences.

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Weiss has included artists for this exhibition who demonstr ate a commitment to social activism through their art\, teaching\, communit y organizing\, and collaborations. Some of these artists work on environmen tal issues\, some with the disenfranchised and homeless\; others work to pr otect animal rights. Each artist is also highly accomplished and well regar ded. Weiss feels that the temporary location of PVAC in the old Border Book s space with large galleries and classrooms is the perfect environment to e ncourage discourse on the meaning of art in our lives.

DTEND:20130317 DTSTAMP:20141121T022230 DTSTART:20130118 GEO:33.772808;-118.3724556 LOCATION:Palos Verdes Art Center\,550 Deep Valley Drive Suite 261\nRolling Hills Estates \, CA 90275 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:PRINT: DEMOCRACY IN ART AND LIFE\, Mary Sherwood Brock\, Robbie Con al\, Los de Abajo Printmaking Collective\, Karen Fiorito\, Mark Steven Gree nfield\, Nancy Jo Haselbacher\, Holly Jerger\, AMY BLOUNT LAY\, Linda Lyke\ , Poli Maricha\, Sarah Pavsner\, Juan Rosillo\, Alison Saar\, Ruth Weisberg UID:257836 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20130118T200000 DTSTAMP:20141121T022230 DTSTART:20130118T180000 GEO:33.772808;-118.3724556 LOCATION:Palos Verdes Art Center\,550 Deep Valley Drive Suite 261\nRolling Hills Estates \, CA 90275 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:PRINT: DEMOCRACY IN ART AND LIFE\, Mary Sherwood Brock\, Robbie Con al\, Los de Abajo Printmaking Collective\, Karen Fiorito\, Mark Steven Gree nfield\, Nancy Jo Haselbacher\, Holly Jerger\, AMY BLOUNT LAY\, Linda Lyke\ , Poli Maricha\, Sarah Pavsner\, Juan Rosillo\, Alison Saar\, Ruth Weisberg UID:257837 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR