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Opening Reception for UW Visual Arts Galley Exhibition Friday

September 5, 2012 — A free opening reception for the University of Wyoming Department of Art’s first fall exhibition is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at the Visual Arts Gallery at the corner of 22nd Street and Willett Drive. The Gallery is open weekdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

“East/West: A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking” is a printmaking portfolio that can be seen through Sept. 15. It reflects and celebrates the pluralistic existence of printmaking practice and printmaking education in the United States.

The portfolio showcases 100 of the most prominent printmakers/educators representing every state in the U.S. The artists included in the portfolio were chosen based upon their long and distinguished careers as both artists and teachers practicing the art of printmaking in a fashion coined from the tradition -- “the artist/teacher in residence” -- of the major Midwest universities in the 1960s.

Instead of responding to certain themes, participants were asked to embrace their current image-making techniques and conceptual concerns, says UW Art Professor Diana Baumbach.

“The result is a portfolio of diverse prints that encompasses and celebrates the traditions and the alternatives in printmaking techniques found in lithography, intaglio, woodcut, silkscreen, archival pigment, hybrid, intaglio types and photo-relief prints,” Baumbach says.

For more information, email Baumbach at

This work by Erin Almazan Holscher is included in the printmaking exhibition at the University of Wyoming Department of Art’s Visual Arts Gallery.

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