Polish Printmaking from Wrocław


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he Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present a new exhibition featuring contemporary Polish printmaking and media art at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from May 3-31, 2013. Artists in the exhibition include professors, tutors and students with the Faculty of Graphic Arts and Media Art from the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław, Poland. An opening reception will take place as part of First Friday activities on May 3 from 5:00-9:00 PM with complimentary hors d’oeuvres.  Students from the University of Tennessee Print Club will demonstrate screenprinting and relief printing during the May 3 reception. Click Here to see more information about UT’s Department of Fine Art – Printmaking Department.

'Today Poland' by Magda Wosik

‘Today Poland’ by Magda Wosik

The exhibition provides a comprehensive overview of a variety of printmaking techniques (mezzotint, etching, dry-point, linocut, screenprint, lithograph, digital print) and sources of inspiration employed by the professors and tutors of the Printmaking Department. Additionally, festival, theatrical and social posters by tutors and students of the Graphic Designing Department are represented plus media art from the Media Art Department. The Wrocław Faculty of Graphic Arts and Media Art Exhibition is a part of a Celebration of Polish Culture and the First Polish Constitution.

Elements of the exhibition will also be shown at the Preservation Pub in Knoxville during the PolandNow event on Market Square. The Wrocław School of Printmaking is exhibiting in Knoxville for the second time. The first exhibition took place in 2009, when the Wrocław Academy of Art and Design signed a collaborative agreement with University of Tennessee and the Marek Maria Pienkowski Foundation.

'Blue, Pink, Red' by Marta Kubiak

‘Blue, Pink, Red’ by Marta Kubiak

“The Wrocław Faculty of Graphic Arts and Media Art Exhibition” will be on display at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay Street, from May 3-31, 2013. An opening reception will take place as part of First Friday activities on May 3 from 5:00-9:00 PM with complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM with additional hours on Saturday, May 4, from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Please note, the Emporium will be closed on Monday, May 27, for the holiday. For more information, please contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543 or visit www.knoxalliance.com.

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