University Sponsors 2010 Southern Graphics Council Conference 'Mark / Remarque'

Former faculty member, alumna to be honored; faculty and alumni participate in demonstrations and panels

March 15, 2010

The University of the Arts is one of the sponsoring institutions for "Mark/Remarque," the 2010 Southern Graphics Council (SGC) conference in Philadelphia March 24-27. The conference will examine traditional and digital print processes (marks), critical discourse important to the field (remarks), and will consider the concepts associated with the historical print term remarque: rarity, testing, concept amplification and boundary extension.

In a featured event on Thursday, March 25, recently retired University Printmaking faculty member Lois Johnson will receive the SGC Teaching Excellence in Printmaking Award, and alumna Ruth Fine '62, Curator of Special Projects in Modern Art at the National Gallery of Art, will receive the SGC Print Curatorial Excellence Award and deliver remarks.

Curated by Book Arts/Printmaking faculty member Mary Phelan, the exhibition "Social Remarques" in Hamilton and Borowsky galleries focuses on national and international book artists and printmakers tackling social issues. The exhibition runs through April 5 and a reception is being held in Hamilton Hall on March 25 from 6 – 8 p.m. The new Printmaking Gallery (Anderson Hall) will show faculty work and six of the SGC Exchange print portfolios will be on view in Solmssen Court (Hamilton Hall). Graduate and undergraduate student work will be in galleries in the departments. The MFA Book Arts/Printmaking Works-in-Progress exhibition will be in Gallery 224 (Anderson Hall).

Many University faculty and alumni will be participating in panel discussions and/or making demonstrations during the conference:

Demonstrations (click for a full listing)

Democratic Down N' Dirty DIY Screenprinting with Greg Pizzoli and Matt Neff
Wednesday, March 24, 7 – 10 p.m.
Gershman Hall (401 S. Broad Street)

Printing and Binding an Offset Artist's Book with Lori Spencer
March 25, noon – 2:30 p.m. (every 30 minutes)
Anderson Hall, Borowsky Center for Publication Arts (9th floor) and 6th floor bindery

Printing with Pulp: Veil Layers and Editioning with Mary Tasillo and Erin Robin
March 25, noon – 2:30 p.m. (every 30 minutes)
Anderson Hall, Papermaking Studio (basement)

Animated Prints with Claire Fouquet
March 25, 3 – 5:30 p.m. (every 30 minutes)
Anderson Hall, Printmaking studios (5th floor)

Experimental Broadsides on the Vandercook Press with Bobby Rosenstock and Erin Sweeney
March 25, 3 – 5:30 p.m. (every 30 minutes)
Anderson Hall, Letterpress Studio (Rm. 605)

Panels (click for a full listing)

"At Face Value" with Deborah Chaney
March 25, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Arts Bank Mainstage

"Resisting the Remarque" with Mary Tasillo
March 25, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Arts Bank Mainstage

Above: New Zealander Michael Reed's "Business as Usual," a screenprint on cotton bandages, is being shown as part of the exhibition "Social Remarques" in Hamilton Hall.

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