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Clarke to Host Traveling Printmaking Exhibition, Aug. 1-Sept. 15

posted on June 29, 2009

The Clarke College Art Department will present the 2009 Southern Graphics Council Traveling Printmaking Exhibition from August 1 through September 15 in Quigley Gallery on the Clarke campus.

A reception, gallery talk and studio demonstration will be held in conjunction with the exhibition on Sunday, August 30, from 2-4 p.m. in the gallery. Printmaker Louise Kames, MFA, chair professor of art at Clarke, will present new trends and media in the printmaking field at 3 p.m. Admission to the exhibition, reception and gallery talk are all free and the public is invited to attend.

The exhibition showcases 41 prints by members of the Southern Graphics Council, an international arts organization with 2,000 members that advances the professional standing of artists who make original prints, drawings, books, and hand-made paper. Kames currently serves on the Southern Graphics Council board.

Warrington Colescott, professor emeritus at the College of Wisconsin-Madison, served as the juror for the exhibition. The prints included represent a wide variety of printmaking processes and approaches, as well as diverse imagery and content. In the juror’s statement Colescott writes that the work deals “with complex ideas that go beyond both abstraction and figuration and at the same time open the profession to the current technology revolution but without losing the wealth of ancient tradition. It is an exciting balance.”

For more information, contact the Clarke College Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318.

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