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Printmaking Exhibitions to Open at UW Art Museum Aug. 25

August 14, 2018
prints of ironing boards
Willie Cole’s “Five Beauties Rising Suite” is among prints included in “Highpoint Editions: Contemporary Prints” on view Aug. 25-Dec. 21 at the UW Art Museum. (Image courtesy of Highpoint Editions and the artist)

A new exhibition, “Highpoint Editions: Contemporary Prints,” will open Saturday, Aug. 25, at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

“Highpoint Editions: Contemporary Prints” features work from Highpoint Editions, the fine art publishing arm of Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis, Minn. Invited professional artists, such as Willie Cole and Julie Mehretu, have created prints in collaboration with Master Printer Cole Rogers. As a complement to the exhibition, prints from notable Highpoint Center for Printmaking alumni also will be featured in the “Outstanding Affiliates” exhibition on view in the Wyoming Gallery.

The 2018 Mid America Print Council (MAPC) Conference, hosted by the UW Department of Art and Art History, will take place Oct. 3-6. More than 300 printmakers from the Midwest and West are expected to attend “Go West: The Collaborative Turn.” Highpoint Center for Printmaking co-founders Carla McGrath, executive director, and Rogers, artistic director, have been selected as the Outstanding Printmakers for the 2018 conference.

Wyoming educators and artists can register for the MAPC conference at a discounted rate through a grant from the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund. Email Mark Ritchie at marrit@uwyo.edu for details. For more information about the conference, go to www.mapc2018.org.

“We are excited to exhibit the work of the world-class artists who have collaborated with Highpoint Editions and to be part of the Mid America Print Council conference,” says Nicole Crawford, chief curator of the UW Art Museum.

For more information about Highpoint Center for Printmaking, visit www.highpointprintmaking.org/.

For more information, call the Art Museum at (307) 766-6622, visit the website at www.uwyo.edu/artmuseum, or follow the museum on Facebook and Instagram.

Through its “Museum as Classroom” approach, the UW Art Museum places art at the center of learning for all ages. Located in the Centennial Complex at 2111 Willett Drive in Laramie, the museum is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday hours are extended to 7 p.m. February through April and September through November. Admission is free.


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