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The IEA will be holding Masters of Intaglio with a Touch of Jazz from January 30th – February 7th. This event brings print media artists and curators with a global perspective to Alfred’s School of Art and Design. This two week event will be composed of lectures, a symposium, and artists working at the Institute for Electronic Arts and the Expanded Media studios. The program will explore the impact of electronic tools and historical printmaking processes within a field of print media. Invited guests come from diverse backgrounds that include education, music, curating, community outreach to the Aboriginal artistic communities in Australia, and an international perspective of contemporary print media artists. This venue will allow students and faculty to the opportunity to collaborate and engage in discussions over these exciting two weeks of scheduled events.

Our resident artists and scholars include:

Michael Kempson, Artist and Director of Cicada Press and Senior Lecturer and Convenor of Printmaking Studies at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
Jenny Robinson, artist and printmaker currently living and working from San Francisco, CA.
Nicky Crayson, Jazz Vocalist from Sydney, Australia.
Miranda K. Metcalf, Curator of Contemporary Prints at the Davidson Galleries of Seattle, Washington.
Cassandra Hooper, Professor of Print and the Art of Book, SUNY Purchase, NY.

The following is a list of scheduled lectures, demonstrations, and events that comprise Masters of Intaglio with a Touch of Jazz. All events are free and open to the public:

Inexpensive, Non-Toxic, Dry Point Plates for Intaglio Printing – Monday, January 30th, 9:00am, John Woods Studios Print Shop, Harder Hall
Artist and printmaker Jenny Robinson will demonstrate processes for making dry point plates for intaglio printing on a variety of substrates without the use of acids or harsh chemicals
Multiple-Color Plate Printing and Registration for Intaglio – Tuesday, January 31st, 6:00 pm, John Woods Studios Print Shop, Harder Hall
Master printmaker and artist Michael Kempson will demonstrate advanced techniques for multiple-plate color printing and registration for intaglio.
Australian Aboriginal Artists and Print Publishing Projects – Wednesday, February 1st, 5:00 pm, Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall
Michael Kempson, director of Cicada Press, will show many of the wonderful prints produced working with Aboriginal artist communities and other contemporary Australian artist projects published by Cicada Press. He will also talk about Indigenous Australian histor and its position as the oldest continuous culture in modern times.
Collé Techniques using Japanese and Chinese Paper – Thursday, February 2nd, 6:00 pm, John Woods Studios Print Shop, Harder Hall
Artist and printmaker Jenny Robinson will demonstrate Collé techniques using Japanese and Chinese paper and rice paste.
Snowing in the Bush – Sunday, February 5th, 5:00 pm, Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall
A performance by jazz vocalist Nicky Crayson, along with Andrew Deutsch, Matthew Underwood, and Daisy Wu, will showcase her collaboration with the Institute for Electronic Arts.
Contemporary Print Practices Panel Discussion – Monday, February 6th, 5:00 pm, Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall
Michael Kempson, Miranda K. Metcalf, Jenny Robinson, Nicky Crayson, and Cassandra Hooper will be sharing their work and talk about the “breadth of contemporary print practice.” They will discuss their residencies at the Institute for Electronic Arts in a discussion led by Joseph Scheer.
Being Prepared – A Discussion on Effective Submissions to Galleries – Tuesday, February 7th, Noon, Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center
Miranda K. Metcalf, Curator of Contemporary Prints at Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA, will give a presentation and lead a discussion about what you will need to prepare before approaching galleries with your artwork. Topics will include: gallery interaction, exclusive representation contracts, and how to protect yourself and your work in the gallery environment.

We are very excited for this and all of the other events taking place in 2017 as part of the IEA’s 20th Anniversary Residencies. For more information on Masters of Intaglio with a Touch of Jazz please visit here.

Masters of Intaglio with a Touch of Jazz is made possible in part by generous support from the Schein-Joseph Endowment and the New York State Council on the Arts.

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