Lanesboro Arts presents “Under Pressure,” a juried group exhibition of work by printmaking artists. The exhibit opens with an artist reception on Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. and runs through August 11, 2019. The reception will include wine, hors d’oeuvres, and live music from Mandy LaBarge-Mathis and Roger LaBarge. Always free and open to the public, the Lanesboro Arts Gallery is open seven days a week June through August.
This group exhibition features pieces by artists working in the printmaking mediums of woodcut, linocut, collagraph, silkscreen, engraving, monotype, and lithography. Printmaking marries technical attention to detail and the magical moment of creation when the image is revealed. Artist Keith Buswell describes this relationship between process and art by saying, “For me, the importance of printmaking is not in the reproducibility of the image, but the process it takes to convey the message.”
Artist Kelly Witte echoes these sentiments while describing her work: “I love the challenge of carving fine details into a piece of linoleum, slowly inking up the block and pulling the first proof. That brief moment when the first proof is revealed is blissful and rewarding.”
“All of the artists represented in this show offer a unique perspective, along with incredible dedication to the craft,” explains Gallery Director Robbie Brokken. Printmaker Kurt Seaberg adds, “In this time of social, political and ecological upheaval, my hope is to continue to contribute to the world dialogue through my art, my activism and my dedication to healing.”
The 27 artists juried for inclusion in “Under Pressure” are Phillip Brouillet, Mary Bruno, Keith Buswell, Julie Falker, Sarah Grimaldi, Christopher Hegland, Phyllis Joos, Ellie Kingsbury, Tonda Kinoko, Leah Klister, Emily Gray Koehler, Preston Lawing, Jes Lee, Angela McHugh, Kerri Mulcare, Reina Murphy, Aaron Musickant, Dirk Nelson, Nan Onkka, Karine Rupp-Stanko, Anne Scott Plummer, Kurt Seaberg, Carol Slad, Bianca Tschalkner, Nikki Vahle-Schneider, Lynne Valiquette, and Kelly Witte.
This exhibit is sponsored by Inspire(d) Magazine and made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. For more information visit www.lanesboroarts.org, call 507-467-2446 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Handicapped accessible and free to the public, the exhibition gallery is located at 103 Parkway Avenue North in Lanesboro.