Student Prints to be Displayed at President’s Office Art Show

Trinidad State art students will show their works from a semester-long print making class beginning April 12, 2018.

Printmaking is an ancient yet still popular art form which allows multiple, essentially identical prints to be made from a single pattern, called a plate. In this class students start with a carving made of wood (or a modern flexible material designed specifically for printmaking) and then roll on a layer of ink. When a piece of paper or even fabric is pressed onto the plate, an image is transferred. A similar process is used to print American currency.

The class explored the process from start to finish, including making paper. “It’s an introduction to the techniques artists have used throughout history,” said instructor Jay Doering.

The class experimented with plates made of scorched wood, and even sliced vegetables, transferring interesting images in various colors, and will display several dozen works in the President’s Office, Room 218 in the Berg Building at 600 Prospect Street in Trinidad.

This temporary exhibit will end April 20 and will be replaced with the South West paintings of Karen Howl.

A reception with light refreshments will happen from 4 to 5 p.m. on April 12. The show will also be open from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday from April 12 to April 20.

For more information, contact Greg Boyce at (719) 846-6397.

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