WRITER: HANVEY HSIUNG
CONTACT: PETER ALEXANDER
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0072; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: April 21, 2000
UI Museum of Art's annual Print Fair will be May 3
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- "Whatever Catches Your Eye," the
University of Iowa Museum of Art's annual print fair, will be held from noon
to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 3 in the museum.
The fair will open with a panel discussion on the
respective roles of "The Artist, the Dealer, and the Collector," from 11 a.m.
to noon. The panel participants include eight art dealers and moderator Keith
Achepohl, head of the printmaking area at the UI School of Art and Art History.
Both the panel discussion and the fair will be open
to the public free of charge.
At the fair, eight art dealers from across the United
States and Canada will have on sale prints and drawings representing a range
of styles, including American Regionalist prints by Thomas Hart Benton and
Grant Wood; Japanese Ukiyo-e by Kuniyoshi; European prints by Goya, Matisse,
Tiepolo and other artists; contemporary American prints by Christo and Kiki
Smith; and mid-20th-century American prints and drawings by Rockwell Kent
and Martin Lewis.
Prices will cover a broad range, beginning as low
"We're looking forward this year to some extraordinary
prints and drawings," says Kathleen Edwards, curator of prints, drawings and
photographs at the museum. "If you're a budding or seasoned collector, or
just interested in art, the Print Fair offers a large and wide range of appealing
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.
The Print Fair is organized by The Print and Drawing
Study Club of the UI Museum of Art. It is supported by Domby Women's Fashion,
Footwear and Accessories; Hudson River Framing; and Expressions Custom Furniture.
Media support was provided by the Iowa City Press-Citizen.
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.