The Ohio University Printmaking Area hosted a week-long, creative, collaborative event with the University of Tennessee - Knoxville (UTK) Printmaking Department graduate students and faculty, October 25 – 29, 2011. The combined group worked together to create prints, objects, costumes, masks, other transformative attire and printed sculptures. The artists worked with visiting artists, Patty Mitchell and Robert Lockheed, to explore the possibilities of "inflatables" in conjunction with printed materials. The final creations were presented on Saturday, October 29th on Court Street in Athens, Ohio as part of the annual Halloween celebration.
An additional component of the project is an exchange portfolio between OU/UTK, titled "Ghost Prints". Over thirty original prints are being created prior to the event and will be on display in late October. The project was supported by Arts for Ohio through Ohio University and the Betsy Worden Printmaking Endowment through UTK.
Artifacts from the experience are on display on the outer wall of the sculpture tray in the Art + Architecture Building.
Fantasmagoric Printaloon Transformathon
Ohio University celebrates 'HallOUween' with Court Street block party
Toxic-themed balloon animals to grace Court Street tomorrow
Halloween becomes high performance art
Los Angeles artist and curator Henry Klein presents his collection of Central European prints in the UTK Print Workshop on March 22nd, 2010.
Click here to see images from the Polish Printmakers at Gallery 1010
An exhibtion by four printmaking students from from the Academy of Fine Art in Wroclaw, Poland and as the Academy of Fine Art in Poznan, Poland. A public reception was held for artist, Monika Lukowska, Malgorzata Sprawka, Sylwek Piasecki, and Damian Suuzdak on Friday September 10th in Gallery 1010 at 113 South Gay Street.
UT Printmaking Graduate Students Jessie Van der Laan and Daniel Maw discuss an exhibition of their work at the Academy of Fine Art in Poznan, Poland in May 2008.
Click here to see images from the collaboration.
In 2009 and 2010 graduate students in printmaking from the University of Tennessee and the University of Georgia spent three days together to collaborate on a set of multi-authored, multi-technique variable prints. As "printmaking cousins," the projects provided an opportunity for students to share their technical and artistic approaches to a group of their peers. The prints that resulted from the collaborations are exhibited in both Knoxville and Athens. This project has been supported through the Betsy Worden Endowment in Printmaking at UTK and the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia.
Each fall since 2003 the UT School of Art hostes two printmaking students from the Academy of Fine Art in Poznan, Poland. During the fall 2006 we will host Aleksandra Zurczak and Michal Rybinsk from September 20 to October 20. During their visit the students work in the print shop as guest artists, producing and exhibiting their work. In September 2003 we also hosted Professors Mirek Pawlowski and Krzysztof Molenda from the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan for 10 days. Pawlowski and Molenda worked on prints in the studio and gave two public lectures. Their visit was sponsored by a generous grant from the Haines Morris Endowment through the College of Arts and Sciences.
This week-long workshop and mini-conference brought together eight graduate students in printmaking from the University of Tennessee and five graduate students from the University of Iowa to work on an ambitious exchange portfolio. The project was done in the UTK Print Workshop prior to the beginning of the spring semester. Each of the five prints for the project was produced through collaboration between groups of two or three students. By producing multi-authored prints, the project served as a way for the participants to work in new ways and to share fields of expertise. The portfolio theme “Us vs. Them” served as a catalyst for concepts and images for the various editions. Each participating student received the complete portfolio, with two additional sets for the participating universities. Both programs are among the top ranked graduate printmaking programs according to US News and World Report. The project was supported through a $1,000 grant from the UT School of Art.
Plans are being made to pursue a similar project in 2004 with graduate students from Arizona State University and the University of Georgia.
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