Selected work from Northwest College students and faculty enrolled in last semester’s printmaking course will be featured in an exhibit titled “thINK” in the SinClair Gallery Feb. 12-March 22. The opening gets underway with an artists’ reception Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 4-6 p.m. in the Advising Center located in the Orendorff Building.
Featured artists include Effie Clark, Erin Johnson, Carey Miller, Kellyn Richardson, Morgan Tyree, Alex Walker, Cynthia Weed, Rebecca Weed and Jane V Woods.
“These nine artists explored various methods in printmaking: relief printing, intaglio and planographic prints,” said Rebecca Weed, NWC adjunct professor and course instructor. “Each person experimented with the methods presented to them and found their own voice and their own style. They learned from looking and traveling; from being enthusiastic participants in class; and, from the failures and successes at each turn. But, most importantly, they learned from each other.”
Printmaking has a history that has spanned the globe; from stone rubbings and relief prints detailing Buddhist Sutras in 108 A.D., to Lautrec’s lithographic posters of Moulin Rouge, to metal engravings that produce currency today.
Although the class has ended, the artists continue to work in the studio and produce prints that will be featured in the exhibit.
“thINK is a beautiful selection of imagery—but it is more than that,” Weed noted. “thINK is a record of camaraderie. It is what happens when nine people gather around an old worn-out press and agree to share the load.”
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
The Sinclair Gallery, located in the Orendorff Building, is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
For more information about this event, contact NWC Art and Galleries Coordinator Denise Kelsay at Denise.Kelsay@nwc.edu or 307-754-6499.