Fall 2012 Member News & Exhibition Announcements

-Ed Bernstein was invited to exhibit a new work ILLUMINATA, 40 x 60,” archival inkjet print and pastel, 2012,  at the  30th Summer Olympics in London in August, 2012.  He was part of an international juried exhibition sponsored by  the “ Organization Committee for  the Olympic Fine Arts (London)”, Beijing, China . The exhibition is called: “The Thames River, Great Wall-Embrace the World.” The work was exhibited at the Barbican Center in London. Bernstein received an honorarium from the Chinese government which enabled he and his wife to travel to London during the Olympic games.

Bernstein is also returning to  Belo Horizonte, Brazil where he taught and worked in 2010, to take photographs in several “favelas”  (densely populated urban districts usually located  in hilly  areas),for use in a large printmaking project  funded with a recent  Individual Artists Award from the Indiana Arts Commission: a large print on waterproof vinyl, integrating actual chain-link fence exhibit able outdoors.


-Beauvais Lyons

Lyons will be a visiting artist at the University of North Texas from November 5-9, 2012. He will present an exhibition of prints and give public performances for “The Association for Creative Zoology and present lectures on “Mock-Documentation” and “The Vernacular Print.”


-Kathleen O’Connell

O’Connell has accepted a position a Middle Tennessee State University as an Assistant Professor of letterpress and book arts. Kathy has been directing and offering classes through the “Taller Libros Artísticos” book arts studio in Lima, Perú.  Previously she was an adjunct instructor of book arts at the Oregon College of Art and Craft and the University of Wisconsin–Madison. www.kathleenoconnell.net  and www.librosartisticos.com


-Nicole Pietrantoni

Pietrantoni has recently joined the faculty at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, where she is an Assistant Professor of Art in the Printmaking and Book Arts area. Before joining Whitman, Pietrantoni worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Montana, Missoula.


Pietrantoni’s most recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition at the State College of Florida (Sept. 28-Nov.15, 2012) and a group exhibition of artists exploring the “post-rural” at COCA Seattle (the Center for Contemporary Art).Her work can be viewed at www.nicole-pietrantoni.com . More information about Whitman’s art department can be found at www.whitman.edu/art .


-Wycross Press has recently published “Drawings / Conrad Ross” a picture book of 55 drawings with a critical forward by Timothy Brown, Curator of Education Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, published by Wycross Press. The drawings were done from 1968 through 1974 and are of the figure in various media. There are also several two–page spreads of interiors.   A nice publication; price of the book is $24.95, distributed through Wycross Press.

-Thomas Nawrocki


Sisson Gallery, MacKenzie Fine Arts Building,
Dearborn, Michigan. (October-November)

Harnett Biennial of American Prints,

Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art,

University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, Virginia.

Koichi Yamamoto, Althea Murphy-Price and Beauvais Lyons and selected graduate students from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Printmaking Program had their work included in “Print Resonance,” and exhibition and portfolio currently being exhibited at Musashino Art University http://www.musabi.ac.jp/english/ , in Tokyo, Japan.

Only five universities were selected for the exhibition and include the University of Alberta (Canada), Musashino Art University (Japan), Silpakorn University (Thailand), the Antwerp Royal Academy (Belgium) and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (United States).

Exhibition website: http://mauml.musabi.ac.jp/museum/archives/1469


-2012 MAPC Members Juried Exhibition,  Cape Girardeau, Missouri at ‘Pressing Prints/Pressing Palms: The Entrepreneurial Printmaker’ Conference, will feature MAPC Members:

Bernstein, Burkitt, Casaletto, Feldman, Filley, Finch, Friedman, Hand, Hunt, Jackson, Janzen, Jonas, Kenar, Larkin, Lazorko, Lindenfeld, Lyons, Martincic, Maury, Mead, Meltz, Metzger, Nawrocki, O’Connell, Panske, Plunkett, Power, Rice, Ristinen, Rudolph, Ruth, Sanders, Sanders, Scuilla, Smelser, Snyder, Snyder, Thorington, Tomchuck, Warot, Waterkotte, Widness, & Yamamoto.


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