We wanted to share some exciting details about the upcoming Mid-America Print Council (MAPC) conference, PRINT CITY: Detroit 2014. Please forward to fellow colleagues, students, artists.

As you know, the conference will be hosted by the James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History, Wayne State University (WSU), Detroit, MI, from September 24-27, 2014. Events will be happening on and around the campus of WSU. Register today!

* Enrique Chagoya, artist
* Judy Pfaff, artist
* Susan Tallman, Editor-in-chief of Art in Print

* Enrique Chagoya – In addition to being one of our keynote speakers, there will be a solo exhibition of Chagoya’s work, an artist reception, and a book-signing in the Elaine L. Jacob Gallery. In conjunction with the exhibition, original prints by Francisco Goya and an additional Chagoya will be on display in a private setting at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA).

* Mary Manusos – 2014 MAPC Outstanding Printmaker. Manusos will speak about her work at an on-campus lecture, followed by an opening reception for her solo exhibition.

* MAPC Members’ Juried Exhibition – Alongside the Mary Manusos exhibition, there will be an opening reception and award ceremony for this Members’ Juried Exhibition.

* Bowling Party – As with all MAPC conferences, PRINT CITY will have a bowling extravaganza which will take place at the historic Garden Bowl! RSVP via registration.

* Themed Print Portfolios – Seventeen area galleries and venues, including WSU, will exhibit 34 selected themed print portfolios. A gallery crawl to venues outside of the walking distance around campus is planned for Friday evening. Shuttles will be provided by the University of Michigan-Dearborn where an exhibition of work by MAPC Vice-President Christopher Cannon will be on display!

* Cranbrook Academy of Art – A tour of the Cranbrook Art Museum’s Collection Wing, a student print exhibition, and an open house in their Print Media department and studios will be provided by Cranbrook Academy of Art for up to 50 conference attendees. Registration for this event will start in mid-July for those who are registered for the conference.

* Detroit Institute of Arts – As an extension of the Chagoya exhibition at the Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Nancy Sojka, Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the DIA, will open the museum’s private Print Study Room to conference attendees, offering a glimpse of original prints by Francisco Goya, as they relate to the Chagoya exhibition, and a Chagoya print that is on loan for the conference from the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco. In addition, Sojka will pull several Judy Pfaff pieces and other mind-blowing prints! Registration for this event will start in mid-July for those who are registered for the conference.

* Additional Exhibition: BERG-BRONER:Prints & Sculpture by WSU Mid-Century Modernists
Curated by Harriet Berg, Douglas Haller, and Janet Hamrick
This exhibition will be on display during the conference in the McGregor Memorial Building. A reception is planned on Friday afternoon.

* Additional Lecture: Flux Density: Detroit by Jennifer Williams, WSU Visiting Artist
Williams work will be on display at Whitdel Arts, Detroit, one of the venues also exhibiting selected themed print portfolios.

* DLECTRICITY2 – A nighttime festival of art and light will take place in Midtown Detroit on Friday and Saturday evenings from dusk until the a.m. hours. A shuttle loop will be arranged to bring attendees back to the conference designated hotels.


The following is information that can be found on the conference website:

* A tentative conference schedule of panel sessions, demonstrations, and conference events
* A list of selected panel and demo titles, abstract descriptions, names of session participants and their academic/professional affiliations

* A link to the official MAPC website for membership
* A link to register for the conference, PRINT CITY
* Requirements for the conference Print Exchange
* Links to reserve your conference designated hotel overnight accommodations at a reduced rate (the lowest in town!)

* Information on traveling to Detroit

* Links to maps and Detroit guides
* A list of area attractions

* All of the ways to contact us if you have any questions or concerns

* An ever-growing list of sponsors and supporters… Check it out!

Now is the time to Register for PRINT CITY: Detroit 2014!!


Enjoy your day!

Joan Verla
2014 MAPC Conference Coordinator
James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History
Wayne State University
(313) 577-2933

Conference Website: http://www.art.wayne.edu/MAPC2014/index.html
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/PRINT-CITY-Detroit-2014/515572755149763
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