by Christina Clark
A unique exhibition curated by IU South Bend’s Gallery Director Josh Miller and IU South Bend alumnus Andrew Avara, BFA Fine Arts (printmaking) ’08, will open January 9. Works on Paper: A Print Exhibition is centered around the art of printmaking, and will feature the works of 41 local and international artists.
“Essentially, the upcoming exhibition is highlighting a wide array of printmaking and paper arts in an effort to showcase some extremely talented local artists that are in various stages of their careers,” says Miller.
The gallery will be featuring a print exchange portfolio from the International Mezzotint Society, an information sharing organization of artists, which includes creators from the United States, Mexico, Canada, Spain, Scotland, Netherlands, Italy, Serbia, France, and Pakistan.
“We let the artists choose what they felt were their strongest and most current work to come up with a wide-reaching sample of works,” explains Miller. “Since we are a gallery that is part of a mission of education of not only student artists, but also of the student body as a whole, we felt that showcasing this level of regional and international diversity is the driving force for this group exhibition.”
Works on Paper: A Print Exhibition will run from Tuesday, January 9, through Saturday, February 3. The reception will take place from 4:30—7 pm on Thursday, January 11, with the gallery talk at 6 p.m. As with all exhibitions and their receptions, admission into the Art Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 12-5 pm.
This show will run concurrent with a show in the Administration Building’s Boardroom Reception Area that will showcase current student printmaking work. Josh Miller and William Tourtilotte, lecturer in fine arts, curated the show.