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Kenosha, WI – March 30, 2015 – The Parkside National Small Print Exhibition is one of the longest running competitive print exhibitions in the Midwest and is known as one of the most prestigious in the nation. This year’s juror, Michael Barnes, Professor of Printmaking, Northern Illinois University, has selected 77 small prints celebrating both traditional and contemporary printmaking. The exhibit will run in the Fine Arts Gallery at the University of Wisconsin Parkside, (The Rita building) from April 9 – July 15, 2015. On Wednesday, April 22 Michael Barnes will present the purchase awards starting at 6pm during a catered opening reception from 5:00pm – 8:00pm in the Fine Arts Gallery.
The Parkside National Small Print Exhibition
The Parkside National Small Print Exhibition was founded at UW-Parkside in 1987 by printmaking professor Doug DeVinny. The tradition continues this spring in the Fine Arts Gallery located in the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for the Arts and Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. This exhibition has shown the finest examples of small format, original prints created by artists working throughout the United States for over two decades.
UW-Parkside Galleries At The Rita
The Rita is home to three art galleries; each featuring unique and distinctive exhibitions that showcase the artistic talents of nationally and regionally recognized fine artists as well as emerging new artists.
The Fine Arts Gallery is our largest gallery, with nearly 4,000 square feet of exhibition space that showcases diverse works by professional artists throughout the nation. The Emile H. Mathis Gallery is home to exhibits that feature outstanding regional artists from southeastern Wisconsin. The UW-Parkside Foundation Gallery features the new and sometimes provocative work of emerging student and professional artists.
UW-Parkside galleries are free and open to the public. Spring gallery hours are Monday – Friday 9a.m. to 4p.m. or by appointment. Galleries are also open 30 minutes prior to the beginning of music and theatre events at The Rita. For an appointment or detailed information, please contact 262-595-2342.
Parking passes are required Monday through Friday until 6:30 p.m. for all non-metered parking spots. A limited number of metered spaces are available in Lots B and C for the cost of twenty-five cents for fifteen minutes. Free parking is provided at all opening reception events.
Amy Misurelli Sorensen