Printmakers are messy artists and open-ended thinkers. With fingers stained in ink, they etch, carve and draw. They make images that are full of happy accidents that, in turn, inspire and challenge their thinking. They're process-loving creators.
About 1,500 of them are coming from around the world to Milwaukee Wednesday through Saturday for the international print conference of the Southern Graphics Council, which is being co-hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Peck School of the Arts and the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.
In honor of the conference, dozens of galleries and other venues throughout the city are staging special print exhibitions in an unprecedented collaboration across the visual arts community.
We recommend the membership show for the Society of American Graphic Arts at the DeLind Gallery, 450 E. Mason St.; "Top Drawer" at the Peltz Gallery, 1119 E. Knapp St.; "Read Between the Lines: Enrique Chagoya's Codex Prints" at the Haggerty Museum of Art, 13th and Clybourn streets; Gustav Klimt's Collotypes at the Katie Gingrass Gallery, 241 N. Broadway; "White Noise," a show of prints by Makeal Flammini, Alyssa Schulte, Jessica Seamans and Ella Dwyer at the Portrait Society Gallery, 207 E. Buffalo St.;"Surfacing" featuring work by Nathaniel Stern and Jessica Meuninck-Ganger at the Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Road, and especially "Makers in Print," a massive showcase of international artists being staged at both MIAD, 273 E. Erie St., and UWM's Inova, 2155 N. Prospect Ave.
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