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40 Years NEW: Normal Editions Workshop celebrates 40th anniversary

Normal Editions Workshop celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2016. Printmaking Professor Morgan Price (left) and workshop Interim Director Veda Rives are working together in this photograph.

Normal Editions Workshop celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2016. Printmaking Professor Morgan Price (left) and workshop Interim Director Veda Rives are working together on a print in this photograph.

This fall, Normal Editions Workshop will celebrate 40 years of collaborative printing with five exhibitions located throughout the Bloomington-Normal community.

The first of the exhibitions will open September 9 with a reception from 5–7 p.m. at the McLean County Arts Center. The five exhibitions will include prints from Illinois State University faculty and staff, students, and alumni as well as feature prints from the past four decades. Keeping with the tradition of bringing excellent printmaking to Central Illinois, the international juried exhibition Beyond the Norm will showcase contemporary prints from around the world. 

Normal Editions Workshop celebrates 40th Anniversary with five fall exhibitions.

Normal Editions Workshop celebrates 40th Anniversary with five fall exhibitions.

40 Years NEW
Four Decades of Prints from Normal Editions Workshop
September 9–October 22
Brandt Gallery, McLean County Arts Center
601 N. East Street, Bloomington, IL
Reception: 5–7 p.m. Friday, September 9
Panel talk: 6 p.m. Friday, September 23

Behind Every Print
Normal Editions Workshop faculty and staffce
September 9–October 22
Armstrong Gallery, McLean County Arts Center
601 N. East Street, Bloomington, IL
Reception: 5–7 p.m. Friday, September 9

Kindred
ISU Printmaking alumni exhibition
September 17–October 10
Jan Brandt Gallery
1106 East Bell Street, Bloomington, IL
Reception: 7–9 p.m. Saturday, September 24
Homecoming reception: 7–9 p.m. Saturday, October 8

Beyond the Norm
International juried print exhibition
Juried by Susan Tallman
September 20–October 16
University Galleries
11 Uptown Circle, Normal, IL
Juror’s Talk: 4 p.m. Tuesday, September 20
Reception: 5–7 p.m. Tuesday, September 20

Force of Nature
ISU Printmaking students exhibition
October 11–21
Transpace Gallery, Center for Visual Arts, room 115
Illinois State University
Reception: 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, October 11

Sarah Smelser, Veda Rives ,and Morgan Price review various proofs with visiting artist Lorraine Shemesh.

Sarah Smelser, Veda Rives, and Morgan Price review various proofs with visiting artist Lorraine Shemesh.

Since 1976, Normal Editions Workshop (NEW) has operated with the mission of bringing outstanding artists to Illinois State University to collaborate in the production of professional editions of prints. During this time, NEW has worked with over 125 artists and completed over 264 projects, including collaborations with noteworthy artists such as Kiki Smith, David Wojnarowicz, John Himmelfarb, and Dennis Oppenheim.

A distinctive nonprofit print research facility adjoining the student printmaking studios in the School of Art at the College of Fine Arts, NEW is an outstanding example of an intersection between education and fine art printing that places professionals and students together in an exciting, productive interaction that goes far beyond the usual classroom. Artists of regional, national, and international reputation visit Illinois State University and collaborate with the NEW faculty, staff, and students to produce original limited edition works.

For more information, contact Normal Editions Workshop at normaleditionsworkshop@ilstu.edu or (309) 438-7530 or visit NormalEditions.IllinoisState.edu. NEW is located in the Center for the Visual Arts building on the south side of campus.

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