Dear Midwest Travelers,
My work is currently visiting the wonderful Midwest. It will be on view at two separate exhibitions throughout the month of May. If you have the time, please stop by and say hello.
State Library of Iowa
Ola Babcock Miler Building
1112 E. Grand Ave,
Des Moines, Iowa
"Zenzic Press is a cooperative community printshop and a project of the Iowa City based arts organization Public Space One. This exhibition includes past and present members of Zenzic Press: Cassandra Borman, John Engelbrecht, Cheryl Graham, Chris Mortenson, Kristen Necessary, Amber O'Harrow, Kalmia Strong, and Arthur Virnig. The work illustrates the diversity of the field of printmaking, with techniques including relief, monotype, intaglio, silkscreen, collage, and drawing, and subject matter ranging from human language to the natural world."
In addition to the wonderful work on view, this exhibition gives you the added bonus opportunity to visit the truly beautiful Ola Babcock Miller Building. While you are there, don't forget to pop across the street to tour the Iowa State Capitol Building for more architectural delights, including the amazing Law Library. I promise it will make you feel like a character from the cartoon version of Beauty and the Beast.
South Bend Museum of Art
120 S St. Joseph Street
South Bend, Indiana
"This exhibition showcases the emergence of new ideas and inspired voices, articulated in the 45 print works created by 40 members of the MAPC. The MAPC is a resource to educational and non-profit organizations, universities, and the public at large, providing for the exchange of technical and critical information on the art of printmaking. These goals are furthered through conferences and workshops; through the organization, display, and circulation of exhibitions of original prints, books, hand-made paper, and drawings; through newsletters, and journal articles; through awards given to those deserving special recognition for lifetime contribution to printmaking; and through research, study, and general enjoyment of the arts. MAPC membership is available to all, conference locations are limited to our conference states. The next conference will be in September 2014 in Detroit. Learn more about The MAPC at www.midamericaprintcouncil.org.
The 2014 Spring MAPC Members exhibition was juried by the Segura Arts Studio, which includes Joe Segura, Tamarind Master Printer and Director, Douglas Franson, Associate Director, Jill Lerner, Master Printer, and Jes O’Hearn, Production Printer. Segura Arts Studio is located at the Notre Dame Center for Arts & Culture on West Washington Street in South Bend."