Print conference brings numerous exhibitions to area

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Louisville is co-hosting the 2016 Mid America Print Conference, Print Matters, Printing Matters,” Oct. 5-8.  

    The conference, held at UofL’s Belknap Campus and Indiana University Southeast, will include demonstrations, panel discussions, portfolio exchanges, exhibitions and speakers.

    Held in the area for the first time in 20 years, the conference offers numerous open house events and exhibitions in gallery spaces the public is invited to explore.

    “This is a great chance for people to see what a print is and what a print can be, and not only learn about the history of printmaking, but also what is happening with printmaking today,” said Rachel Singel, professor of printmaking at UofL’s Hite Art Institute and conference organizer.

    Highlights include:

    • Sept. 25-Oct. 15, “Making Matter,” UofL Student Invitational Exhibit, Galerie Hertz, 1253 S. Preston St. The reception is 5-7 p.m. Oct. 7. 
    • Sept. 2-Oct. 28, “Digital Action,” a collection of laser-cut drawings and prints by Dana Potter, First Build, 333 E. Brandeis Ave.
    • Sept. 3-Dec. 31, “Interventions: Re-Framing the Printed Image,” curated by Susanna Crum, 21c Museum Hotel, 700 W. Main St.
    • Sept. 30-Oct. 15, Mid-America Print Council Members Juried Exhibition, Carnegie Museum of Art and History, 201 E. Spring St., New Albany, Ind.
    • Sept. 30-Oct. 29, “Printmaking in Kentucky,” Kaviar Forge and Gallery, 1718 Frankfort Ave.
    • October 8, 2-5 p.m. Open Houses at Calliope Arts Printmaking Studio, 324 East College Street, Hope Mills Collaborative, featuring Brad Vetter Letterpress Studio, 954 E. Kentucky St., and Hound Dog Press, 1000 Barrett Ave.
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    For a complete list of exhibitions, receptions and other events, click here. For more information, contact Singel at rachel.singel@louisville.edu or 434-906-5214.

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    Niki King Jones is positive she has the best job at the University of Louisville, serving the communication needs of the departments of fine arts and theatre, the School of Music, University Libraries and Alumni – all the fun, creative stuff. Before coming to UofL in 2015, Niki held communication positions in both private and nonprofit sectors in Louisville, Ky., including at Heaven Hill Distilleries and the Jewish Community of Louisville. For 10 years prior, she was a reporter at various newspapers across the country, most recently The Courier-Journal. Niki graduated from the University of Memphis with a BA in journalism and has a masters degree in community and leadership development from the University of Kentucky.