Release Date: August 18, 2003
Original Art Prints on Exhibit at ASU in September
A sampling of lithographs, etchings, woodcuts and serigraphs by artists from throughout the United States will be displayed during September in the Houston Harte University Center Art Gallery on the Angelo State University campus.
"Selections from the Southern Graphic Council Exchange Portfolios" is an exhibit developed by John G. Vinklarek, associate professor of art at ASU, from prints he has collected over the past six years from artists participating in the exchange program of the annual Southern Graphics Council.
The artworks, all original prints made by artists from across the nation, will be exhibited Sept. 2-30. The University Center Art Gallery is open 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. A reception is planned 4-6 p.m. Sept. 11 in the gallery. The reception and the display are open free to the public.
Vinklarek said the Southern Graphics Council Convention sponsors a print exchange during its annual meeting. Conference attendees are invited to ubmit a dozen prints of their work. Each person who submits a portfolio of prints receives in exchange 12 prints randomly selected from the submissions of other artists.
"I have attended the conference and exchanged prints in this manner for several years," Vinklarek said. "Consequently, I have accumulated many fine prints from artists all over the United States."
Vinklarek said that all the prints in the exchange program and in the display are original prints instead of reproductions. All artworks planned for the display have been made by hand and imprinted to a piece of paper from a matrix made of some selected medium, usually stone, wood or metal.
He said the prints to be displayed reflect the breadth of artistry and imagination found in the works of artists from throughout the country.