‘Redefining the Multiple 13 Japanese Printmakers’

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April 16, 2012

The Georgia College Department of Art presents, “Redefining the Multiple 13 Japanese Printmakers.”

Coordinated by associate professor of museum Koichi Kiyono, Cultivation II (small version), Etching on Cotton-Wool and Felt, Wall and floor installation (detail). Koichi Kiyono, Cultivation II (small version), Etching on Cotton-Wool and Felt, Wall and floor installation (detail). studies Carlos M. Herrera, the exhibition continues through May 11 at the Museum of Fine Arts, 102 S. Columbia St., Milledgeville. Gallery hours at 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and by appointment.

The exhibition unites 13 Japanese printmakers who bring the techniques and concepts of printmaking to a wide range of contemporary and traditional media: four artists make three-dimensional objects and installations; two paint with printmaking tools and techniques; three use digital photography and technology; and others utilize traditional and recognizable printmaking methods.

Each of the participating artists will exhibit two to five works, resulting in a diverse selection of objects and images from the hands of an equally diverse group of artists, including men and women of various ages from their mid-20s to mid-60s. The artists reside and work in different regions throughout Japan, and the visual content of their work ranges from formal abstraction to iterations of traditional Japanese cultural images.

This exhibition is curated by Sam Yates, gallery director of Ewing Gallery of Art and Agriculture at University of Tennessee Knoxville, and art professor Hideki Kimura, an art professor at Kyoto City University of Art.

A reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 at the gallery with curator Same Yates speaking at 5 p.m.

The exhibition is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored by Arts Unlimited.

For more information call 478-445-4572 or visit gcsu.edu/art.

ABOUT GEORGIA COLLEGE: Georgia College, the state’s designated Public Liberal Arts University, combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. Its four colleges – arts and sciences, business, education and health sciences – provide 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, with hands-on involvement with faculty research, community service, study abroad and myriad internships.

Founded in 1889, Georgia College boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation with Corinthian columns fronting red brick buildings and wide open green spaces. Georgia College also offers graduate education at the historic Jefferson building in downtown Macon, at Robins Air Force Base and online.

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