Sometimes we poke fun at ye olde printing and ink over here at SFist, but we josh because we love! That's why tonight we're recommending you head out to Arc Gallery and Studios for their show Altered States, a West Coast printmaking exhibition.

According to the gallery, Altered States "investigates the intersections between traditional and emerging printmaking technologies and how these tools are vehicles for creating meaningful and critical discourse around contemporary issues."

"No longer are printmakers expected to adhere strictly to traditional boundaries," Arc Gallery says. "More and more printmakers are adapting their practice to create prints that are cross-disciplinary in nature, employing collage, cut paper, mixed media and 3D to create one of a kind artworks."

The adaptive printmakers you'll see at Altered States, which opens tonight with a reception from 7-9 PM, include Jeffery Hantman, Ellen Heck, Jesse Houlding, Amanda Knowles, Eileen MacDonald, Nancy Mintz, Nora Pauwles, and Barbara Robertson.

What: "Altered States" West Coast Printmaking Exhibition
When: Opening reception is 7-9 PM, show runs until April 26 (Gallery hours: Wednesdays and Thursdays 1-6 PM, Saturdays 12-3 PM)
Where: Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom Street between 8th and 9th Streets.
Cost: Free