Richmond Center for Visual Arts hosts exhibition highlighting contemporary prints from WMU Art Collection | WMU News

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KALAMAZOO, Mich.—An art exhibition of 70 prints demonstrating an amazingly wide-ranging history of printmaking will be on display at Western Michigan College commencing Tuesday, Jan. 17.

The James W. and Lois I. Richmond Center for Visible Arts (RCVA) will attribute the exhibition “Wall x Paper: Up to date Prints from the College Art Assortment,” through Feb. 25. The display screen is in live performance with the presentation of “Girl’s Possess Information,” an exhibition by Ginger Owen-Murakami in the Rose Netzorg and James W. Kerr Gallery, which is also open to the general public.

Rooted in the perception that studying immediately from art objects continues to be definitely key, the principal intent of the print collection is to enrich the instructional expertise of Frostic Faculty of Art students, school and workers.

A specialised subcollection inside of the more substantial University Art Collection, the print selection was initiated in 1969 by Curtis Rhodes, professor emeritus of artwork, and currently consists of a lot more than 800 performs on paper. Initially housed in the Frostic University of Art’s earlier property, Sangren Corridor, the collection relocated to the then freshly designed Richmond Middle for Visual Arts in 2007. Nichole Maury, professor of art and curator of the print collection, assumed oversight of the print selection in the early 2000s and worked with graduate student Patrick Trimbath to rehouse and reorganize it.

The collection contains functions from varied procedures, methods and aesthetics, the print collection continues to serve as a adaptable and evolving training machine. This exhibition capabilities artists from both the print and typical selection whose work pushes boundaries and issues founded traditions of artmaking.

“Wall x Paper” incorporates an considerable and assorted array of present-day artists, which includes Laylah Ali, Elizabeth “Grandma” Layton, Sol Lewitt, Robert Rauschenberg, Jaune Rapid-to-See Smith, Roger Shimomura and Cy Twombly, amongst dozens of other notable artists.

For far more information, contact Katie Mumby, coordinator of exhibitions at (269) 387-2455 or by e mail.

For more WMU news, arts and events, pay a visit to WMU Information on the web.

Kenneth Proto

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