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IMPRINT: Five Years of Carrier Pigeon Magazine

Portland Museum is open 10am-5pm on Saturday, Oct 8 2308 Portland Ave, Louisville, KY 40212

Carrier Pigeon is a quarterly publication that features illustrated fiction and fine art from a myriad of disciplines. Imprint celebrates the five-year anniversary of Carrier Pigeon and features fifteen prints from staff and artists who have supported the magazine. Ranging from lithography, mezzotint, etching, and silkscreen, Imprint demonstrates a variety of contemporary printmaking techniques, with all work created in the past five years.

IUS Printmaking Alumni Exhibition

IU Southeast Library

IUS Printmaking Alumni looks at the traditional print formats that were being created in the early 80’s when Printmakers Susan Moffett and Brian H. Jones were newly hired faculty in the Fine Arts Department. Before Moffett and Jones retired as Emeriti Professors, they would mentor a diverse group of students. While the time-tested traditional printing techniques have continued to be explored, the non-traditional sculptural prints featured in this exhibition show the experimental growth of the program over the years.

The Hive by Shelley Gipson

Ogle Center Lobby

Printmakers from around the world were invited to send prints, which were sewn together in a hive quilt, creating a treasury of narratives in a giant installation.

Exhibition title: “Deborah Maris Lader: MAPC Outstanding Printmaker”

Wednesday 8:00am - 10:00pm BARR GALLERY AND OGLE CENTER LOBBY

"If you visit my personal studio at the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, you'll notice the work is varied, but clearly that of a person in love with printmaking. As I draw on plate and stone, burn images onto screens or carve into wood, I let the process of making guide me where it wants to lead, and I'm often surprised by the resulting messages and visual information. Why did that shark just hop onto my stone? Why does a girl have a hole in her chest? Why did I just draw a slingshot and a heron on the same etching plate? With reflection, I realize that these images are derived from both dreams and life, brought to light by ink and and endless hours of hard work."

Reception, MAPC Members’ Juried Exhibition, curated by Brian Jones

Thursday 6:00 ‐ 8:00 pm CARNEGIE CENTER FOR ART AND HISTORY, 201 E SPRING ST, NEW ALBANY, IN 47150 47150


Reception, Journey: Work by Donna Stallard (Main Gallery)

Thursday 7:30 ‐ 9:00 pm ARTS COUNCIL OF SOUTHERN INDIANA, PAT HARRISON ART GALLERY, 820 EAST MARKET STREET NEW ALBANY, IN 47150

Journey represents a physical and mental passage for me. Each of these boxes or containers had a previous purpose/intention before somehow they were presented in this exhibition. In most cases, each of the BX is created for a specific person, some knowingly while others are oblivious.

"Mentors & Friends: Midwest Printmakers' Networks", curated by John Begley and John Whitesell

Friday 4:30 ‐ 6:00 pm SCHNEIDER HALL GALLERIES: BELKNAP GALLERY, UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE

A few years ago, artist/printmaker, Susan Goldman, created a project titled “Midwest Matrix” to begin to document and preserve the history of post-WWII printmaking in the Midwest. In the same post-WWII period, the University of Louisville established the Hite Art Institute and with the support provided the generous endowment provided by Allen and Marcia Hite aggressively began to expand its teaching collection of works on paper, particularly prints. It quickly tapped into the forming network of institutions teaching and exhibiting prints. “Mentors and & Friends” surveys and examines this Midwestern printmaking community as seen through its collection.

"Steven Sorman: What Sticks to the Wall", curated by John Begley and John Whitesell

Friday 4:30 ‐ 6:00 pm SCHNEIDER HALL GALLERIES: GALLERY X, UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE

Noted painter/printmaker Steven Sorman was an invited artist in Indiana University’s Echo Press several times in the mid-1980’s and early 90’s. During these visits in collaboration with master printer, David Keister, he created a number of remarkable editions. In 2013, Rudy Pozzatti, retired managing director of the now closed press, donated his impressions of the Sorman prints completed during these residencies to the Hite Art Institute’s art collection. The Hite Art Institute presents “Steven Sorman: What Sticks to the Wall” an exhibition that is a grateful acknowledgement of the Pozzatti gift both as an historical reminder and contemporary challenge to Mid-America Print Conference regarding the importance of creative endeavor that expands possibility of personal expression.

“Extended Family,” curated by Matthew Batty, Andrew Trusler, and Autumn Wright

Friday 5:00 ‐ 7:00 pm 849 GALLERY, KENTUCKY COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN, 849 SOUTH THIRD STREET LOUISVILLE, KY 40203

Since its inception, printmaking has been an important means of communication through visual information. Although life, technology, and the concept of the print have greatly changed, printmaking continues to carry traditions of collaboration and community, in the ever‐growing post‐digital world of the 21st century. We are inviting national and international artists pulled from our chosen “extended family networks” to join us in exploring what a print is in the post‐digital age.

“Tactility: Imprints and Traces,” curated by Deborah Cornell

Friday 5:00 - 8:00 pm ART SANCTUARY, 1433 S SHELBY ST, LOUISVILLE, KY 40217

The print links a focused action of marking, an imprint or commentary, with the traces that the action leaves behind on material surfaces. The impression is the lasting effect – the indelible evidence that can be read by others not present. Inspired by the “readings” of science and the systems around us, this exhibition presents works by Deborah Cornell and Barbara Putnam that examine the active human imprint on the tactile environment, and the traces it leaves. The exhibit will include digital prints on paper, cloth or transparency, and relief prints on fabric and paper.

“Making Matter" University of Louisville Alumni Printmakers

Friday 5:00 - 7:00 pm GALERIE HERTZ, 1253 S PRESTON ST, LOUISVILLE, KY 40203

The show will feature current students and recent graduates from the University of Louisville's Printmaking Program. The time and dedication that these artists put into their work helps prove that “Print Matters, Printing Matters.”

“Then and Now,” curated by Ed Bernstein

Friday 5:00 - 8:00 pm JEFFERSON COMMUNITY & TECHNICAL COLLEGE - KRANTZ ART GALLERY, 116, CHESTNUT HALL, 110 W. CHESTNUT ST., LOUISVILLE KY 40202

Then and Now is an exhibition of nine senior artists almost or recently retired from teaching showing one recent print and another created during mid-career. All have had major careers in the field. It will show how their work has changed in perhaps in 15- 20 years for each artist, both visually and technically, as our field and the world have been so dramatically transformed. They truly demonstrate that print matters.

“Signs and Signifiers,” curated by Nick Ruth

Friday 5:00 - 7:00 pm MCGRATH GALLERY, BELLARMINE UNIVERSITY, 2001 NEWBURG RD, LOUISVILLE, KY 40205

Among the most persistent forms of printed matter in the public sphere, signage may well be king of the mountain. The artists in this exhibition use both traditional and innovative approaches to printmaking to explore the ways in which printed signage in its various forms reflects the values of a consumerist society, physically dominating the built environment, conferring authenticity and authority, codifying desirability, and blurring the lines between the personal, the economic and the political.

“PRINT/MAKING”

Friday 5:00 - 9:00 pm PAUL PALETTI GALLERY, 713 E MARKET STREET LOUISVILLE, KY 40202

Presented in conjunction with the Mid America Print Council Conference, the University of Louisville and IU Southeast, this exhibit explores the use of photographic processes and imagery in traditional printmaking media such as intaglio, lithography, and screen printing.

"Hybrid Printmakers: Post-Digital Printmaking Processes" Dana Potter, Jenny Harp, and Elise Hanson

Friday 6:00 - 9:00 pm FIRST BUILD, 333 E. BRANDEIS AVE. LOUISVILLE, KY 40208

Traditional printmaking is process-oriented. It relies on a series of intricate steps carried out by a printmaker to create an image. Similarly, computer-incorporated creation relies on preset methodologies from a computer for output. In their artwork, these three emerging artists undertake complex processes to combine both print and digital technologies. Each artist walks the line between what is purely mechanical and what is innately human.

“Crystal Editions: An Intersection of Glass and Printmaking,” co-curated with Calliope Arts Printmaking Studio

Friday 6:00 - 9:00 pm FLAME RUN GLASS STUDIO AND GALLERY, 815 W MARKET ST, LOUISVILLE, KY 40202

This exhibition features work by Johnny Gordon, Brandon Smith, Devin French, Brad Vetter, and Hayden Wilson. The exhibit will portray a variety of printmaking applications on glass including powder print on blown glass, screen printing with glass paints and silver stains, and stenciled frit fired onto glass.

“Of the North,” curated by Robert Erickson

Friday 6:00 - 9:00 pm GREEN BUILDING GALLERY, 732 EAST MARKET STREET, THIRD FLOOR, LOUISVILLE 40202

Of the North is an exhibition of six artists from the United States and the United Kingdom. Their work embodies a strong sense of place through their curiosity and understanding of how concepts associated with “the north” have shaped their lives and artwork. To view their journey is important to all of us in the printmaking community and especially true for younger artists whose path is only beginning.

“Her Hair,” curated by Shelley Gipson

Friday 6:00 - 9:00 pm HUFF GALLERY, SPALDING UNIVERSITY, 853 LIBRARY LANE, LOUISVILLE, KY 40203

This exhibition includes artists whose studio practice includes the use of hair as a physical component or thematic exploration. Hair as a representation of the feminine has been used as a symbol of identity, freedom, and class. It is both a symbol and a material connected to contemporary feminist practice. Whether a representation of physical identity, cultural costume, political narrative, scientific exploration of genetics, or familial connection, these artists use hair to create sensuous surfaces, veils and textures that call attention to the human condition.

“Interventions: Re‐Framing the Printed Image,” curated by Susanna Crum

Friday 8:00 ‐ 10:00 pm 21C MUSEUM HOTEL, 700 WEST MAIN STREET LOUISVILLE, KY 40202

For centuries, prints have been a means to illustrate, define, and share scientific findings, political ideologies, and cultural norms. In Interventions: Re‐framing the printed image, contemporary artists appropriate, intervene upon, and reinvent printed images to reveal new interpretations of their impact and agency in our times.


Exhibition reception, “Brian Jones, Susan Moffett, and John Whitesell”

Saturday 12:00 ‐ 2:00 pm PAT HARRISON FINE ARTS + DESIGN GALLERY, IVY TECH GALLERY, 8204 HWY 311 SELLERSBURG, IN 47172


“Printmakers in Kentucky”

Saturday 2:00 ‐ 5:00 pm KAVIAR FORGE AND GALLERY, 1718 FRANKFORT AVENUE (REAR), LOUISVILLE, KY


"Brick Myth”

IU Southeast, Knobview hall, Spacelab

Brick Myth is inspired by Persian pleasure-pavilions: ornate, paneled tents pitched outdoors for entertaining and gathering. This tent utilizes ornamental patterns based on rescued 19th-century ornamental brick. The National Building Arts Center, a conservatory in Sauget, Illinois, houses more than 40,000 ornamental bricks in hundreds of designs and served as a study center for the tent. During the 19th and 20th centuries, Saint Louis was an epicenter for the manufacturing of building materials, and much of the face and ornamental brick found in major US cities originated in Saint Louis.

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