Manhattan Graphics Center (MGC) is a New York-based organization providing an accessible environment for the learning and practice of fine art printmaking. Founded by a group of artists displaced by the closing of the Pratt Studios in 1986, MGC has operated for 29 years as a volunteer-driven, not-for-profit arts collective, offering workspace, studio time, classes, and exhibition opportunities to members. The Center provides equipment, supplies, and classes in the following printmaking disciplines: intaglio, silkscreen, lithography, woodblock, monotype, and collograph. MGC also offers workshops in many less traditional media, including encaustic collograph, paper lithography, solar etching, silk aquatint and chemigrams. Its facilities include three etching presses, three lithography presses, a silkscreen area, and a complete darkroom. MGC’s 200 members include independent artists from the NYC metro area, many of whom are on faculty at local colleges and universities, as well as visiting international artists, and recent graduates who are just starting their careers.

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