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Opening reception. East/West: A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking

 - time/details may vary.
10/19/2012 7:00 PM - 10/19/2012 9:00 PM
University Gallery
The "East/West: A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking" reflects and celebrates the diversity of printmaking practice and education in the United States. Organizers asked 100 of the most prominent printmakers/educators to embrace their current image making techniques and conceptual concerns. The result is a portfolio of prints that are diverse in image. These artists embrace tradition as well as alternative in printmaking techniques found in lithography, intaglio, woodcut, silkscreen, archival pigment, hybrid, intaglio types, and photo-relief prints. The artists were chosen based on their distinguished careers as both artists and teachers. They practice the art of printmaking derived from the tradition of "the artist/teacher in residence" as developed by many major Midwest universities in the 1960's. This portfolio celebrates these artists as innovators, for their continued development of the printmaking medium and their own unique artistic visions. These printmakers have had and continue to have dramatic impacts on printmaking education, their institutions and printmaking workshops.