Pippin and Natasha outside of the GRN GalleryThis past Saturday we held a gallery opening with printmaker Pippin Frisbie-Calder in celebration of Art for Art’s Sake. Visitors, art lovers, and friends of GRN filled our office to view Pippin’s incredible collection of woodcut prints and screenprints that are inspired by the beauty and diversity of the Gulf Coast environment. We’ve been delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate with Pippin, who is a Louisiana native and New Orleans resident.On the night of the gallery opening, our guests were eager to hear about Pippin’s artistic process. She told us about the inspiration for a woodcut print that portrays a group of Cypress trees. Pippin found the image in the Tulane Archives and was disheartened by the logger who was posing in front of the trees. She decided to exclude the logger from her print, carving out a more hopeful future for the Gulf through her art. This message comes through in all of Pippin’s work and resonates with GRN’s vision for the restoration of the Gulf Coast.To make an appointment to view Pippin’s work at GRN, please contact Natasha Noordhoff at email@example.com.Sarah Holtz is GRN’s Development Associate.