Rogers-Lowell Area News


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1/17/2019 Member News
New Art Exhibition Opens at Walton Arts Center

A new visual arts exhibition in Walton Arts Center’s Joy Pratt Markham Gallery, On Paper: Collaborations in Print and Pulp from Wildwood Press, opens Saturday, Jan. 26 and runs through Saturday, May 4.

Wildwood Press, based in Saint Louis, is known not only for its papermaking but also as a destination for artists who want the challenge of an etching press capable of printing large 5 foot by 10 foot images. The role of Wildwood Press is to facilitate the creation of contemporary prints with the artists to reveal something unknown or unfamiliar. On Paper presents a variety of prints created through diverse print and media processes.

Curated by Cynthia Nourse Thompson, featured artists include Linda Schwarz, Christine Corday, David Shapiro, Valerie Hammond, Michele Oka Doner, Juan Sanchez and Xiaoze Xie. Many of the artists have works featured in prestigious galleries including Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Library of Congress, Louvre in Paris and The Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

A reception celebrating the opening of On Paper will take place 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26 in the gallery. The reception is free and open to the public.

The Joy Pratt Markham Gallery presents exhibitions of works by both emerging and internationally recognized artists. The gallery is free and open Monday through Friday from noon until 2 p.m. and one hour prior to most performances.

Private gallery tours may be scheduled in advance by calling 479.571.2766. Arrange your tour at your earliest convenience. They request three business days’ notice to schedule tour guides.