FRIDAY AT GSU, MARCH 17
Georgia State University Galleries
"The Madison Mafia: Prints by Influential Alumni of the University of Wisconsin"
co-curated by Warrington Colescott and Art Werger
Reception: Friday, March 17, 5:45 -7:30 pm
artdesign.gsu.edu/artgallery | Venue: GSU, Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Main Gallery | 10 Peachtree Center Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30303
During the 1970’s and 1980’s, the University of Wisconsin, Madison, developed a printmaking program that produced a legacy of alumni who went on to elevate the art of printmaking through their outreach as educators, publishers and artists. The Madison program was host to a renowned faculty that included Dean Meeker, Warrington Colescott, Jack Damer, Ray Gloeckler, Walter Hamady, Bill Weege, David Becker and Frances Myers- a specialist in each print-related medium. The exhibit at the Georgia State University Gallery features the work of thirty Madison trained artists, primarily from that seminal era. Far from being all-inclusive, this exhibit is intended to serve as a sampling of that legacy. Artists: Beauvais Lyons, Zdzislaw Sikora, Tim High, Karin Broker, Beth Grabowski, Merrill Shatzman, Kathryn Maxwell, Melissa Harshman, Catherine Kernan, Jane Goldman, David Morrison, Jim Lee, Mary Hood, Barry Carlesen, Doug Bosley, John Risseeuw, Dusty Herbig, Anita Jung, Jean Dibble, Amanda Knowles, Art Werger, Justin Strom, Mary Manusos, Mark Sisson, Bonnie Stahlacker, Jean Gumpper, Phyllis McGibbon, Adriane Hermann, Warrington Colescott, and Frances Myers
Exhibition: Feb. 6 – March 17, 2017 | Gallery Hours: Fri. 11 am - 7:30 pm
“The Animals Vegan Manifesto,” Sue Coe Solo Exhibition
Reception: Friday, March 17, 5:45 - 7:30 pm
artdesign.gsu.edu/artgallery | Venue: GSU, Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Small Gallery | 10 Peachtree Center Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30303
The Animals’ Vegan Manifesto, co-curated by Stephanie Kolpy and Cynthia Farnell is an exhibition premiering many of the original black and white woodcut prints that make up legendary animal and human rights activist Sue Coe’s soon to be published new book by the same name. They are a plea for each of us as human beings to be more empathetic and take more personal responsibility in standing up for and securing rights for all animals, people and the planet as a whole. Sue Coe’s life-affirming philosophy extolls, life over capital, compassion over greed, community over self, and action over complacency.
Bio: Sue Coe grew up next to a slaughterhouse in Liverpool. She studied at the Royal College of Art in London and left for New York in 1972. Early in her career, she was featured in almost every issue of Art Spiegelman’s groundbreaking magazine Raw, and has since contributed illustrations to the New York Times, the New Yorker, The Nation, Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Esquire and Mother Jones, among other publications. Her previous books include Dead Meat (winner of the 1991 Genesis Award) and Cruel. Among her many awards are the Dickinson College Arts Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women’s Caucus for Art, and a National Academy of Arts Award (2009). Sue Coe’s paintings, drawings and prints, in the tradition of Kathe Kollwitz, Francisco Goya and George Grosz, have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, including New York’s Museum of Modern Art.
About the upcoming book related to this exhibition:
Sue Coe Prints are available at: graphicwitness.org/coe
Exhibition: Jan. 12 - March 17 | Gallery Hours: Fri. 11 am - 7:30 pm
“The Madison Mafia Co-Curators Exhibition,” Art Werger & Warrington Colescott
Reception: Friday, March 17, 5:45 -7:30 pm
artdesign.gsu.edu/artgallery | Venue: Gallery 650, 6th floor of GSU Art and Humanities Building | 10 Peachtree Center Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30303
Works by The Madison Mafia Exhibition Co-Curators Art Werger and Warrington Colescott
Warrington Colescott (American, b. 1921): It has been stated that Warrington Colescott is the premier satirical printmaker working in the United States interpreting contemporary and historical events. His technically innovative prints may be seen in the tradition of such artists as William Hogarth, Francisco de Goya, and George Grosz. Bio: In September 1949 Warrington Colescott began his career at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he taught for 37 years, retiring in 1986. During those years, Colescott continued his education in Europe in 1956–57 as a Fulbright Fellow at the Slade School of Fine Art, University of London, and in 1963, as he returned to London on a Guggenheim Fellowship. Colescott has an extensive exhibition history and his work is included in numerous public collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate Gallery of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Bibliothėque nationale de France, Art Institute of Chicago, Brooklyn Museum, Madison Art Center, Chazen Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Portland Art Museum, Carnegie-Mellon Museum, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Art Werger (American, b. 1955): One can feel a dichotomy in the aesthetically elegant works of Art Werger. In some of those works he presents a quiet peaceful grace while other works are fraught with tension - a number of his works demonstrating the influence of film noir genre movies and their compositional aesthetics. What is consistent is that Art Werger’s work most often presents a quiet detachment from the events taking place. Bio: Art Werger graduated with, an MFA in Graphics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1982 and is currently a Professor of art at Ohio University. Over the last thirty years, he has focused on etching, aquatint and mezzotint and has become an internationally renowned artist in those media having received over 250 awards in national and international exhibitions, in 2015 receiving the Guanlan International Printmaking Prize at the Guanlan Biennial in China, followed by winning the Grand Prize at the Ekaterinburg mezzotint festival in Russia. Werger has works in the collection of the Guanlan Printmaking Base in China, The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and over three hundred other corporate and private collections.
Exhibition: March 16 - 17, 2017 | Gallery Hours: Fri. 11 am - 7:30 pm
GSU Printmaking Students, Alumni and Faculty Exhibition
Reception: Friday, March 17, 11 am - 12:30 pm
Venue: GSU Student Center East, Student Center Gallery Lounge (Third floor, room 306) | 55 Gilmer St. Atlanta, GA 30303
An invitational exhibition made up of GSU Printmaking Students, Alumni and Faculty presented in conjunction with SGCI, Atlanta 2017. A broad range of traditional and experimental mixed-media printmaking approaches will be represented.
Artists: Joe Tsambiras, Larkin Ford, Sergio Suarez, Judith Krone, Matthew Sugarman, Amelia Carley, Stephanie Kolpy, Aaron Artrip, Terri Dilling, Erin Boehme, Katrina Judd, Hannah Adair, Lauren Peterson, Pam Longobardi, Tim Flowers, Craig Dongoski, Jessica Caldas, Lauren Peterson
Exhibition: March 3 - 30, 2017 | Gallery Hours: Fri. 11 am - 7:30 pm
“Orpheus: Never Look Back”
Reception: Friday, March 17, 11 - 12:30 pm
Venue: GSU Student Center East, Speakers Auditorium Lobby | 55 Gilmer St. Atlanta, GA 30303
The story of Orpheus, is fraught with “arrivals and departures”. Endowed with the gift of music, Orpheus uses his ability to charm the earthly and spiritual realms, escaping the sirens call during his adventures with the Argonauts, and persuading Hades to return Eurydice from the Underworld. Even in death, Orpheus’s head and lyre were saved from his attackers and carried to safety by the winds and water. While “Never Look Back” is an interpretation of Hades instructions to Orpheus in his retrieval of Eurydice from the Underworld, it speaks universally to the bold acceptance of the decisions we make and the resulting paths and directions forged.
Artists include members of the SGCI Atlanta Steering Committee & other invitees: Hannah Adair, Aaron Artrip, Robert Brown, Abby Bullard, Valerie Dibble, Terri Dilling, Kathy Garrou, Jerushia Graham, Melissa Harshman, Stephanie Kolpy, Eun Lee, Cynthia Lollis & Daniela Deeg, Michael Marling de Cuellar, Chris Neuenschwander, Gina Reynoso, Cassidy Russell, Debrah Santini, Geo Sipp, Stephanie Smith, Deborah Sosower, Sergio Suárez, Matthew Sugarman
Exhibition: Fri., March 17, 2017 | Gallery Hours: Fri. 11 am - 7:30 pm
GSU Street Event and Art in the Park
March 17th, 2017 (Saint Patrick’s Day)
Taking place on Gilmer Street Southeast across from Hurt Park and in front of the GSU School of Art and Design. The event takes place from 11:30 - 5 pm
Gilmer Street Southeast Events 11:30 am – 5 pm
Atlanta Printmakers Studio presents: Print Big! 2017
PRINT BIG: March 17, 2017 - 12 noon - 5 pm
Taking place on Gilmer Street Southeast in front of the GSU School of Art and Design. Presented by the Atlanta Printmakers Studio in conjunction with SGC International, Atlanta. Can you imagine using a steamroller as a printing press? No? Well, it’s happening at Georgia State University where the Atlanta Printmakers Studio, Georgia’s premier non-profit printmaking organization has moved its 8th annual Print Big! for 2017. The goal of Print Big! reflects the mission of the Atlanta Printmakers Studio – to support and celebrate the vitality of printmaking and to educate the community about this historic image-making medium. Ten participating groups from Georgia, featuring artists from community organizations, colleges, universities, and high schools, will design and carve 4x8 feet woodblocks that will be printed on the day of the event with a steamroller. A diverse number of Georgia organizations have participated in this event in past years including the Atlanta Printmakers Studio, Clark-Atlanta University, Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta, University of North Georgia, and the University of West Georgia.
Tom Huck’s Evil Prints
Taking place on Gilmer Street Southeast in front of the GSU School of Art and Design. Tom Hucks organization, Evil Prints from Saint Louis will be bringing the Evil Prints Mobile Print Shop which will be parked all day, live printing and selling affordable art by Tom Huck and his crew. We will be featuring a limited edition 2016 SGCI Atlanta Commemorative poster by Tom Huck available only at this event, edition of 60 sold to Conference attendees.
Prints in the Park, 12 noon – 5 pm
Taking place next to Gilmer Street Southeast inside Hurt Park in front of the GSU School of Art and Design. March 17, 11:00 am - 6 pm
Various printmaking installations will be on display in Hurt Park throughout the afternoon.
GSU Professor Craig Dongoski’s Demo and Performance in the Park
Taking place next to Gilmer Street Southeast inside Hurt Park in front of the GSU School of Art and Design. 12 noon - 4 pm
Demo: Creating, extracting bio-feedback, and printing from Cupules.
A Common Task: Rock-Cupule (Demo, Meditation and Performance): Capules will be respectfully and deliberately created by participants on one large stone. Relief prints from these cupules will be produced as a tangible outcome during the GSU “Printmaking in the Park event.”
Sophisticated Bio-Feedback will be utilized to expose and explore energy from the stone and to be used as a potential performance material. This is an active interaction with the past that has literal, mystical and ritual connotations. Because this is a time-demanding proposal, cupule-making will begin before conference.
Johnny Plastini, Hurt Park Demo Assistant Professor Colorado State University
Johnny Plastini, Assistant Professor at Colorado State University, hosts an interactive printmaking installation in the spirit of the deceased printmaker Bryan Nash Gill’s research with hand printed tree cross sections. He is working collaboratively within the public sphere that utilizes a collection of spruce tree cross sections imported from Northern Colorado. These alternative matrices will be shared with SGCI 2017 conference participants to be printed in relief, by hand through way of traditional baren tool methods. Enacted in direct conversation with GSU Professor Craig Dongoski’s “A Common Task: Rock-Cupule” demonstration, Plastini encourages interdisciplinary dialog surrounding issues of ecology and our responsible place in the cosmos. A secondary goal is to facilitate the tangible record of a historically rich printmaking process which enables each participant to take a tree cross section print home with them as a visual memory from their conversations and experience in the park. 12 noon – 4 pm
RECEPTIONS ON FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 17
Alan Avery Art Company
Reception: Friday, March 17 from 7 - 10 pm Master Prints, featuring work by Chuck Close, Robert Mangold, Louise Nevelson, Robert Rauschenberg, James Turrell. www.alanaveryartcompany.com Gallery Address: 656 Miami Circle NE, Atlanta, GA 30324 | Phone: 404-237-0370
Exhibition: March 17 - April 15, 2017 | Gallery Hours: Tue. - Fri. 10 am - 6 pm and Sat. 11 am - 5 pm
Studio No. 7
"Show Us What You Got" Poster Show
Poster Show and Silent Auction Presented by Speedball Art Products and Curated by Carlos Hernandez & Bill Fick With proceeds donated to SGCI Featuring works by Bill Fick, Carlos Hernandez, Sean Starwars, Martin Mazzora, Katy Seals and over 20 more!
Opening Reception: Friday, 3/17 (one night only show)
Time: 7 pm - 9 pm, Silent auction 7 pm - 8:30 pm with all proceeds donated to Southern Graphics
Location: Studio No. 7, 393 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery
“Departures: Out of the Frame-Off the Walls”
Reception: Friday, March 17th, 7 - 10 pm
A group exhibition of new print-based work rooted in tradition but expanding the definition of print through materials and format. Featuring the work of Jennifer D. Anderson, Melissa Harshman, Lauren G. Koch, Andrew Kozlowski, Tatiana Potts, Stephanie Smith, and Patrick Vincent. Curated by Stephanie Smith.
eyedrum.org | 2016 88 Forsyth St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30303 | 678-813-7860
Exhibition: March 15 - April 8, 2017
UGA Alumni Exhibition
Reception: Friday, March 17, 6-9pm
This exhibition highlights graduate alumni from the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia.
Artists: Ry McCullough, Joey Hannaford, Michael Levine, Tate Foley, Stephanie Smith, Stephanie Dotson, Robert Rivers, Mike Southern, Larry Cooper, John Amoss, Jennifer Anderson, Joseph Lupo, Jennifer Manzella, Georgia Deal, Cynthia Lollis and Dani Deeg, Erin Hoffman
72 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303 | 404-546-3220
Exhibition: Feb. 16 - March 24 | Gallery Hours: Mon. - Fri. 10 am- 5 pm
“Dark Days and Solidarity”
Reception: Friday, March 17, 7-11pm
The toxic rise of nationalism and scapegoating calls for a response, artists no less than anyone else. Art Hazelwood and Izzy Jarvis bring their work of community solidarity and social criticism to Atlanta with one eye on attacking the structures that brought us to this abyss and the other on cultivating resistance at a time when the very nature of democracy is under threat. Artists: Art Hazelwood and Izzy Jarvis.
hilopress.com | 696 Charles Allen Dr NE Atlanta, GA 30308 | 678-632-3346
Exhibition: March 16 - April 22, 2017 | Gallery Hours: Mon., Tue., Thu. - Sat. 12 - 5 pm
“Painters in Print”
Reception: Friday, March 17, 7-10pm
Mammal Gallery presents abstract painters/sculptors who have been paired with printmakers to make new work. Including artists Danielle Brutto, Addison Adams, and Eve Nettles.
http://mammalgallery.com | 91 Broad St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303 | Gallery Hours: Thu. - Sat. 12 pm - 6 pm
Marcia Wood Gallery – Castleberry Hill
“Publish or Perish” organized by Rich Gere and Holly Greenberg
Reception: Friday, March 17th, After Party, 8:00-til
One Night Only! Prints from University Master Printing/Collaborative Workshops including: Small Craft Advisory Press – Florida State University, Full Court Press – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Lake Effect Editions – Syracuse University, P.R.I.N.T. - Print Research Institute of North Texas – University of North Texas Dozens of top artists working in print medium from around the globe, including: Aaron Coleman, Dennis McNett, Jeff Dell, Kathryn Polk, Harmen Liemburg, Michael Barnes, Lisa Bulawsky, Crystal Wagner, Jon Swindler, John Hitchcock, Sean Star Wars, Michael Kruger, Kevin Haas, Jenny Schmid, Erika Walker, Art Werger, KoichYamamoto, Jack Damer, Emmy Lingscheit, and more....
marciawoodgallery.com | 263 Walker Street, Atlanta, GA 30313 | 404-827-0030
“Assembly Required: Building Space for Women in Print”
Reception: Friday, March 17, 7-10pm
This one-night show is a bastion for identity-based work by more than 50 female-identifying artists. Within the realm of our work we make space for one another; the combined power of our art and experiences creates a safe haven for exploration of contemporary female identity, however the artist chooses to interpret it. Featuring prints from the STRONGHOLD exchange and UNIQUELY YOU exchange, along with zine editions from female-identifying artists from around the U.S., this show is the collaborative effort of Erin Martinez and Shannon Delahanty; Margot Ecke of Smokey Road Press; and Jack Michael of Lucky Hand Press.
http://murmurmedia.org/ | 100 Broad Street SW, Atlanta GA, 30303
Serenity’s Steps Art Show Benefit // human•ness will take place in Gallery L1
828 Ralph McGill Blvd, Ste L1, Atlanta, GA 30306.
Friday, March 17, 2017, at Gallery L1. 7 - 10 pm
Tickets: $20 a person, $10 for SGCI Members, Free Admission for Artists donating work
Serenity’s Steps is a non-profit based in Atlanta whose mission is to walk with sex workers and the sexually exploited as they pursue dignity, hope, and self-sufficiency. The vision is to create a series of resources and environments that enable sex workers and the sexually exploited to flourish. A portion of the proceeds will go towards re-launching our vocational development program, That Grace Restored, which specializes in handmade paper products and letterpress printing. We collaborate with women who have been exploited in the commercial sex industry to make fine-quality hand made goods with the purpose of seeing them reach self-sufficiency and renewed personal dignity.
“The Translated Mark” organized by Teresa Cole (Main Gallery)
Reception: Friday, March 17, 7 - 10 pm
The mid 20th century artist Stanley William Hatter called printmaking the journalism of a line but I think as 21st century artists we push that line even further giving a new authority to the carved, etched, and even an extruded line.
Artists: Teresa Cole, Craig Dongoski, Ann Stewart, Cassidy Russell, Joe Tsambiras
“Illuminated Tales” by Art Werger (Whitespace)
Solo exhibit of Mezzotints by Art Werger. “To me, the square represents a geometric fragment of time like a day on a calendar.” Werger presents a series of square mezzotints that when shown together become a meta-narrative of contemporary life.
whitespace814.com | 814 Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30307 | 404-886-1892
Exhibition: Feb. 17 – March 25, 2017 | Gallery Hours: Wed. - Sat. 11 am - 5 pm
“Jamaal Barber and Steve Prince”
Reception: Friday, March 17, 7 - 10 pm
Prints by Jamaal Barber and Steve Prince.
zucotgallery.com | 100 Centennial Olympic Park Drive S., Atlanta, GA 30313 | 404-380-1040 | Gallery Hours: Mon., Tue., Thu., Fri. 10 am - 4 pm, Sat. 1 - 4 pm