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The Lawrence Arts Center’s John Talleur Printmaking Studio is Kansas’ only community printmaking shop, offering classes and access to printmaking facilities for a diverse community of emerging artists, established artists, youth, and adults. Through grants from the Douglas County Community Foundation and the Kriz Charitable Fund, as well as gifts from individual donors, the John Talleur Printmaking studio has undergone major changes over the past year. A renovation nearly doubled the working space of the studio, and a new Takach Etching Press has tripled print size capabilities. Along with the renovated studio, we are launching Ad Astra Editions, a professional press for publishing Fine Art print editions with visiting artists. We’re excited to announce that Jennifer Davis will be the inaugural print edition artist.

Join us on September 2nd from 5:00-7:30 pm (remarks at 6:00 pm) to celebrate with an Open House of the new John Talleur Printmaking Studio and launch of Ad Astra Editions first artist’s print. Proceeds from the sale will go directly towards funding LAWRENCE PRINT WEEK, which will take place in the fall of 2017.   This week long event will feature a print fair, exhibits, demonstrations, presentations, studio visits, and more. The project brings together the many artists, organizations, and galleries in Lawrence Kansas to share this rich medium. LAWRENCE PRINT WEEK is a partnership with the Lawrence Arts Center, Wonder Fair, University of Kansas School of Art, and the Spencer Museum of Art.

Ad Astra Editions Artist, Jennifer Davis

Jennifer Davis is a Minneapolis-based artist known for her imaginative paintings of surreal creatures and whimsical characters. She has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions at venues such as The Minneapolis Institute of Arts (Minneapolis, MN); The DeVos Art Museum (Marquette, MI); Soo Visual Arts Center (Minneapolis, MN); Foster Museum (Eau Claire, WI); Lesher Center for the Arts (San Francisco, CA); and Turchin Center for the Visual Arts (Boone, NC), as well as several galleries in major cities across the United States. Davis is a recipient of the 2013 Next Step Fund Grant from the Minnesota Regional Arts Council/McKnight Foundation. She holds a BFA from the University of Minnesota.
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September 2, 2016
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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