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Release:  April 16, 1999

Print Fair, 'Whatever Catches Your Eye,' will be at UI Museum of Art May 4

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- "Whatever Catches Your Eye," the University of Iowa Museum of Art 1999 Print Fair, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 4 in the museum.

This event, organized by the Museum of Art Print and Drawing Study Club, will be open to the public free of charge.

Seven dealers will be in the museum with prints on sale from a wide range of periods and styles, from Old Masters to Japanese Ukiyo-E and contemporary and regional American artists. Prices will cover a broad range, beginning as low as $100.

Among the artists represented at the sale will be Albrecht Duerer, Rembrandt, Pissarro, Degas, Jasper Johns, Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, Susan Rothenberg and Rockwell Kent.

Works in the print sale are all original works of art created by the artists. Fine-art printmaking began in 15th-century Europe with the invention of engraving and movable type and now utilizes many different techniques including woodcut, lithography, screen printing and etching.

Kathleen Edwards, UI Museum of Art curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, said: "Owning and displaying beautiful artwork is one of the most satisfying experiences I know. Prints are usually the most inexpensive art, so most everyone can afford an original print. At the Print Fair there will be something for everyone."

Participating dealers in the Print Fair will be: the Susan Teller Gallery, New York; the Dolan Maxwell Gallery, Philadelphia; Signet Art, St. Louis; Conrad R. Graeber Fine Art, Maryland; Thomas French Fine Art, Ohio; and the Aaron Galleries, Chicago.

All visitors will be welcome at the Print Fair to buy prints or just browse through the sale.

The Print Fair is sponsored by the Des Moines Register, the Iowa Press Citizen and Expressions in Coralville.

The UI Museum of Art is located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City. Public metered parking is available in UI parking lots across from the museum on Riverside Drive and just north of the museum.