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St. John's College's Mitchell Gallery Showcases Art of Women Printmakers
FOR RELEASE: August 2, 2012
CONTACT: Gregory Shook, 410-626-2539
Throughout history, the role of professional artists has been primarily restricted to men. Women were not permitted into art schools in the United States until the turn of the 19th century, so women artists had little, if any, recognition. “Pushing the Line: American Women Printmakers,” on view from August 24 to October 14 at St. John’s College’s Mitchell Gallery, sheds light on the work of women printmakers from the late 1800s to the 21st century. The exhibition features more than 45 woodcuts, lithographs, engravings, silkscreens, etchings, and linoleum cuts that depict hardships caused by wars, the Great Depression, famines, and social mores that changed the lives of all Americans. As part of the opening reception, Exhibit Curator and Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Women Printmakers” exhibition followed by a hands-on workshop. Families are welcome to the opening reception, which will be held on September 9, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Over the past century, women printmakers have gained increased recognition, and many museums and organizations have dedicated exhibitions to these efforts, but their work continues to be lesser known than that of their male counterparts. This exhibition of works from the Syracuse University Art Collection adds to the growing appreciation for the skill and creativity of these female artistic pioneers.
For more information, call 410-626-2556 or visit www.stjohnscollege.edu/events.
Exhibit-related events for “Pushing the Line: American Women Printmakers”
September 9 Opening Reception & Family Program. Exhibit Curator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Women Printmakers” exhibition followed by a hands-on workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
September 18 Lecture. Elizabeth Seaton, associate curator at the Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, and curator of “Paths to the Press: Printmaking and American Women Artists, 1910-1960,” will lecture at 7:30 p.m.
September 30 Sunday Afternoon Tour. Exhibit Curator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Women Printmakers” exhibition at 3 p.m.
October 4 Book Club. Join members of the Mitchell Gallery Book Club for a tour of the “Women Printmakers,” followed by a discussion of Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Janet Gellici will lead the discussion. Registration is required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530.
October 10 Art Express. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk on the “Women Printmakers” exhibition from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.