NEWS AND EVENTS
Legacies in Print
November 3 - December 18, 2010
Cornish College of the Arts presents "Legacies in Print," a two-part exhibition focused on contemporary printmaking in Seattle and Oaxaca, Mexico. Twenty-three prints on view from Oaxaca are works from the private collection of Shinzaburo Takeda, a master artist who has served for many years as a professor and chair of the school of art at the Universidad Autónoma "Benito Juárez" of Oaxaca. This collection features well-known Oaxacan artists, most of whom once studied with Maestro Takeda. These artists include Sergio Hernandez, Enrique Flores, Ferando Olivera, Israel Nazario, and former Cornish student Fulgencio Lazo, who maintains print studios in both Seattle and Oaxaca. !(link to each one of these artists on the Art Sale page)!/>
To accompany the Oaxacan works, twenty pieces by U.S. printmakers will be chosen by Seattle curator Peggy Weiss from the Mary Alice Cooley Collection. This body of work, exclusively featuring Cornish alumni, has been accumulated over the years and was funded by Mrs. Cooley, a Seattle art collector and philanthropist. The collection features works by artists such as Jeffry Mitchell, Ben Beres, Dawn Cerny, Molly Norris, Joey Katzer, Rickie Wolfe, and Junko Yamamoto. The Cooley Collection represents a print legacy and a teaching resource that Cornish students, faculty and staff may draw upon well into the future.
This combined exhibition is an effort to strengthen the international creative alliance between Seattle and Oaxaca, and sets the stage for future exchanges between U.S. and Mexican artists and educational institutions. The prints from Oaxaca can be purchased through Seattle Oaxaca Connection. All proceeds will go to small grants and scholarships for indigenous and rural communities of Oaxaca, Mexico, delivering a legacy of hope and goodwill among those local populations.
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