Spring Gallery Walk
Friday, April 24th 2009
6:30pm – 9:00pm
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“Nowhere Close to Normal”

At the 2007 “Frontiers in Printmaking” Conference in Normal, Illinois, several Illinois State University alumni were reunited. As “the good old days” were discussed, the artists realized that they were part of a special group, which has thrived since graduation. To commemorate their amazing education at ISU they decided to create a print exchange comprised of graduate and undergraduate printmaking students who graduated between 1998-2001. “Nowhere close to Normal” was an appropriate title for this exchange to illustrate how the artists have all grown and flourished as artists, educators, and designers as well as the geographic separation of the group across the United States.

This exhibit will contain prints from this portfolio exchange as well as prints, drawings and paintings of these artists.

Artists include Tonia Bonnell (Denver, Colorado), Melissa Haviland (Athens, Ohio), Mike Hornyak (Los Angeles, California), Matthew Pazzol (Indianapolis and Athens, Ohio), Matt Pulford (Davenport, Iowa), Amy Schmierbach (Hays, Kansas), and Erik Waterkotte (Mankato, Minnesota.)

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