ST. GEORGE – A Utah Arts Council Traveling Exhibition of artwork by ten members of Salt Lake City-based Saltgrass Printmakers is on display in the Dixie State College Art Department’s North Plaza Building now through Tuesday, March 8th, 2011. The prints are the result of a variety of printmaking techniques, and illustrate the ways in which community studios foster collaboration and the development of new styles.
The 2010-2011 exhibition features work developed through the spring of 2010 by the ten artist-members of Saltgrass Printmakers. Saltgrass is a non-profit printmaking studio and gallery in Salt Lake City. Founded in 2003, their mission is to advance, promote, and support printmaking in Utah as a fine art medium. Printmaking is a term that encompasses a number of fine-art techniques that generally involve making images by pressing ink into paper. Specific printmaking techniques include intaglio (etching, drypoint), relief (woodcut, linoleum cut), collagraph (combining both intaglio and relief), letter-press (relief printing that includes text), solar plate (photo polymer printing plates) and screenprinting. The studio at Saltgrass Printmakers is an open-access facility available to all area artists. The only criterion for membership is that you know how to safely use the equipment in the shop.
The prints from Saltgrass Printmakers are on display in the North Plaza, Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm. Accompanying educational materials are available. For more information on viewing the exhibition, please contact DSC Associate Professor of Art Dennis Martinez at 435-652-7794 or email: [email protected] or go to Utah Arts council webpage at arts.utah.gov.
About the Utah Division of Arts & Museums and the Traveling Exhibit Program
The Utah Division of Arts & Museums’ Traveling Exhibit Program is a statewide outreach program that provides schools, museums, libraries, and community galleries with the opportunity to bring curated exhibitions to their community. This program is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information on participating in the program, please contact Laura Durham, TEP Coordinator, at [email protected] or call 801.533.3582. For media inquires, please contact Wendi Hassan, Communications Specialist, at [email protected] or call 801.236.7548.
The Utah Division of Arts & Museums is a division of the Utah Department of Community and Culture with a goal to promote innovation in and the growth of Utah’s arts and culture community. The Division provides funding, education, and technical services to individuals and organizations statewide so that all Utahns, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic status, can access, understand, and receive the benefits of arts and culture. Additional information on the programs and services can be found at artsandmuseums.utah.gov, or by calling 801.236.7555.