The McLean County Arts Center presents the exhibitions 40 Years NEW and Behind Every Print in the Brandt and Armstrong Galleries September 9 – October 22, 2016. The Opening Reception will be on Friday, September 9 from 5 - 7 pm. A Panel Talk will also be held on Friday, September 23 at 6 pm. These events are free and open to the public!
In celebration of Normal Editions Workshop’s fortieth anniversary, the McLean County Arts Center is pleased to share with the community the wonder and possibilities of printmaking.
40 Years NEW features a selection of forty prints made by professional artists at the Normal Editions Workshop studio in Illinois State University’s School of Art. Since its founding in 1976, the Normal Editions Workshop has been a facility for artists to create limited editions of print work and is equally used as a learning experience for ISU students. Artists work collaboratively with the faculty, staff, and students to create editions of lithography, intaglio, and woodcut prints. One print from every edition created is retained for the NEW print archive- a collection exemplifying a range of printmaking techniques as well as a time line of contemporary art’s development.
Behind Every Print features the artwork of Illinois State University faculty and Normal Editions Workshop staff who have been educators and collaborators during its forty years. The skill and expertise of the artists will be apparent showcasing their own artistic endeavors in the fields of print making, painting, and sculpture.
The McLean County Arts Center is located at 601 N. East Street in downtown Bloomington. Arts Center hours are Tuesday, 10am- 7pm; Wednesday-Friday, 10am-5pm; and Saturday, noon-4pm; Sunday and Monday, closed. For more information, please call 309/829-0011, like us on Facebook, or check on our website: www.mcac.org. MCAC is supported in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
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