The largest print organization in North America celebrates printmakers, the people with ink on their hands and under their nails, at this annual gathering that draws thousands of printmakers from around the country and the world.
Printmaking is growing. It will always be a rich arena for personal exploration, a process for uncovering one’s visual voice. Its rich tradition is explored through collections of major museums and the many galleries featuring contemporary print exhibitions. Printmaking also encourages communal environments where making invites collaboration. Currently, across the country, co-ops and independent presses, pop-up galleries and basement shows, print and zine fests, community events and street art have all raised the public awareness and appreciation of print media. In these unique spaces, the power of print often gives voice to people facing economic, political and environmental challenges. The Print: MKE conference in Milwaukee will celebrate all the people, from local to international, who contribute as makers through the print.
Print: MKE events will take place between the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) and UWM’s Peck School of the Arts (PSOA). A bus loop will connect the campuses and encircle a beautiful shoreline (including the Milwaukee Art Museum, Discovery World, the War Memorial Center and city parks); the city’s East Town (including the Brady Street business district, the Institute of Visual Arts (INOVA) and the PSOA Kenilworth Square East building); Downtown (including museums, galleries, restaurants, shops and the conference hotel block); Historic Third Ward (boasting a large concentration of art galleries); East Side, Riverwest and Walker’s Point areas.
Please visit printmke2013.org for more details and to register for this event.