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Jon Rappleye: Fantastic Planet, September 18

Dolphin Press and Print,Lectures — printmaking @ 10:46 am, Friday, August 29th, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 5–7 pm in Brown 320, Brown Center

Painter and sculptor Jon Rappleye brings his fantastical world to campus during the fall semester as he discusses his art-making process, techniques, and inspiration at a free, public lecture.

The Jersey City, N.J.-based artist describes the creatures and strange hybrid phenomena that occupy his acrylic paintings and vitreous china sculptures as a “homespun fairy tale, a recreation of cultural folklore, and a personal mythology.”

Rappleye’s talk is part of his semester-long residency with MICA’s printmaking department. He is working with students in the do-it-yourself course, Studio Remix: A Dolphin Press Collaboration, which focuses on hand-pulled prints and explores all aspects of print shop collaboration. Students will work one-on-one with Rappleye during his visits to campus and execute a limited edition suite of prints of his work.



Jim Dine at the BMA

Lectures — printmaking @ 8:37 am, Friday, August 29th, 2008

Conversation with Jim Dine
Wednesday, September 10
7 p.m.
Free—space is limited Join artist Jim Dine in conversation with Ann Shafer, Assistant Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs. Enjoy an evening with one of the most innovative artists of the post-1960s era, whose work spans printmaking, painting, and sculpture. Known for his idiosyncratic and personal iconography, Dine will engage and entertain with his memorable insights. Front Room: Jim Dine will remain open until 7 p.m. A dessert reception follows the lecture. Space is limited.



Franz West Interpreter Program

Internships — printmaking @ 8:21 am, Friday, August 29th, 2008

Thursdays, September 18 through October 9, 6 – 8 p.m 
Become part of the contemporary art scene at the BMA while deepening your knowledge of cutting-edge art. The Museum is seeking creative extroverts to help visitors make connections with and deepen their understanding of the work of Franz West. Receive training from the curator and museum educators and get a behind-the-scenes look at the exhibition design and installation process. Interpreters must be available on select weekends October 12 – January 4 to engage visitors in exploring West’s work and will receive a stipend for their time. To receive an application or for more information please call (443) 573-1832 or email programs@artbma.org. Interviews will take place the week of September 8th.



Jon Rappleye: Dolphin Press & Print

Dolphin Press and Print — printmaking @ 4:34 pm, Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Dolphin Press & Print is proud to welcome Jon Rappleye as this semester’s resident artist. He will be collaborating with the students of the Illustration Department’s Studio Remix class and Dolphin Press & Print interns and staff. See more of his work here. . Roepromazperdu



The Artists’ Books Online

Resources — printmaking @ 4:17 pm, Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

The Artists’ Books Online project was designed to prototype an online collection of artists’ books to make these difficult to access, rare, and often out of print materials available through full page scans of entire books, enhanced metadata, and other bibliographical information. It was begun in 2004 at the University of Virginia by Johanna Drucker, and has been supported by faculty research grants from the Provost and Dean, as well as funds from Delmas Foundation and the NEH. The collection contains about 300 items. Dragocpayburto



2008 Maryland Printmaker’s Student Folio

Call for Entries — printmaking @ 3:58 pm, Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Maryland Printmakers is proud to present a new initiative open to all student printmakers. Serious printmakers are invited to participate in the Maryland Printmakers Student Folio Exchange.  The theme of the 2008 Folio, “OLD AND NEW” is open to your creative interpretations.  MICA, Towson University, Montgomery County Community College are just a few of Maryland’s colleges and universities invited to participate in this event. Typically They have had an annual folio exchange availble to dues-paying members of Maryland Printmakers. They are looking for fresh ideas within Maryland Printmakers and have chosen to sponsor a Student Folio Exchange for 2008. Download application



New Beater

Facilities — printmaking @ 3:31 pm, Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

The paper studio has a recent addition of a brand-new Reina Beater. This is very exciting as we will now be able to make our own pulp for a variety of paper production and we will be able to make specialty pulps for everything from watermarks to casting. . reynoldsharryfv.blogspot.com .



Roberto Mannino Arrives for the Semester

Faculty — printmaking @ 3:54 pm, Monday, August 25th, 2008

Please join the Printmaking Department Faculty and Staff, in welcoming Roberto Mannino who arrived from Rome last week. Roberto will be teaching PR214 Intaglio and PR 213 Print Survey: Intaglio/ Relief with Gail Deery. top domains Born in Rome, Roberto received his BFA from RISD and a Diploma in Sculpture from the Fine Art Academy of Rome. He has since taught at many universities and colleges including Cornell University, Temple University, Loyola University and San Giacomo Municipal School of Applied Art, Rome. His disciplines include printing, papermaking and sculpture. Visit his website. and when you see him in the department, please say hello and introduce yourself.



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