The University of the Ozarks Stephens Gallery will host an art exhibit from the Arkansas Society of Printmakers (ASP) in the month of November as part of the university?s Artist of the Month Series.
The exhibit, “Arkansas Society of Printmakers: Impressions in Ink,” will run from Nov. 5-20 in the gallery, located in the Walton Fine Arts Center. There will be a reception to meet the artists from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, in the gallery.
The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and there is no cost for admission.
U of O Professor of Art Tammy Harrington is the current president of the ASP and Ozarks adjunct art professor Neal Harrington is also a member of the organization.
“Printmaking is a specific manner of creating artwork primarily using a matrix---such as wood, metal, plastic, or silkscreen---to create hand-pulled original imagery in multiples or in editions,” Tammy Harrington said. “The type of prints in this show contain intaglio, relief, serigraphy, monotype, and letterpress techniques. These techniques create unique effects that cannot be created with any other means. Our logo was even created with the relief print technique.”
The exhibit will include works from 11 printmakers from throughout Arkansas: Daniel Adams (Searcy), Dustyn Bork (Batesville), Claire Cade (Little Rock), Ernest Cialone (Fort Smith), Warren Criswell (Benton), Kristin DeGeorge (Hot Springs), DebiLynn Fendley (Arkadelphia), K. Nelson Harper (Fort Smith), Neal Harrington (Russellville), Tammy Harrington (Russellville), and J. Thomas Sullivan (Little Rock).
“I have been a member of this organization since its creation in 2011,” Tammy Harrington said. “It has been a fantastic way to meet the other printmakers in the state and has allowed me to connect with the other printmaking faculty from other Arkansas colleges and universities.”
ASP is a community of artists, art collectors, and supporters of the art of printmaking. The organization is dedicated to its mission: to generate greater excitement and appreciation for printmaking as a unique art form in Arkansas. It is committed to maintaining the integrity and identity of printmaking among artists by sharing skills and knowledge and thereby encouraging excellence in the field. They accomplish their goals through mentorship, professional critique, collaboration, camaraderie, increased access, exhibition and portfolio exchange opportunities.