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.
- Through Oct. 15, “Making Matter,” UofL Student Invitational Exhibit, Galerie Hertz, 1253 S. Preston St. The reception is 5-7 p.m. Oct. 7.
- Oct. 2-Oct. 28, “Digital Action,” a collection of laser-cut drawings and prints by Dana Potter, First Build, 333 E. Brandeis Ave.
- Through Dec. 31, “Interventions: Re-Framing the Printed Image,” curated by Susanna Crum, 21c Museum Hotel, 700 W. Main St.
- Through Oct. 15, Mid-America Print Council Members Juried Exhibition, Carnegie Museum of Art and History, 201 E. Spring St., New Albany, Ind.
- Through 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.
For a complete list of exhibitions, receptions and other events, click here.