Original prints are, without question, the most misunderstood and undervalued of all art media. Even distinguishing an original print from a reproduction can be challenging. Identifying one print medium from another is downright daunting.
The Magic of Printmaking offers straightforward descriptions of the processes involved in creating original intaglios (etching, engraving, drypoint, aquatint and mezzotint), relief prints (woodcut and linocut), silkscreens (serigraphy) and lithographs.
We hope the exhibition on CCAM’s lower level will give viewers a new appreciation for the enormous creativity, technical requisites and physical demands that go into every edition of a print.
We thank Nebraska artists Anne Burkholder, John Robert Weaver and Francisco Souto, Director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Art, Art History and Design, for their help with the lithography, woodcut and mezzotint displays in The Magic of Printmaking.
And as always, we are indebted to our founders, Karen and Robert Duncan, for graciously continuing to share their art, hearts and resources with the citizens of Southwest Iowa.