Huff Gallery at Spalding University Presents
A selection from a collection
The Huff Gallery at Spalding University is excited to host a selection of prints from the Calliope Print Collection. Curator, Stacey Reason has sorted through more than 1,000 prints to put together a sleek, cheeky, and technically proficient selection to present the diversity of the collection and capacity of the medium.
Printmaking has evolved from a purely reproductive process to its own artistic medium, gaining creative rights and freedoms along the way. Similar to the evolution of photography into the art world, printmaking has found its place in the technologically advancing industry of fine art. The flexibility of processes allows for intricate layering, punchy colors, and classic runs of text, image, and photographic applications.
Select/Collect is a care-free, self-guided trip through the Calliope files. As the printmaking tradition goes, much of the collection was acquired through trade – trade of labor, trade of art, trade of space. The print market often operates on a different value system than other artistic mediums, allowing for the free-floating nature of prints traveling over the planet by way of studio visits, visiting artists, portfolios, and conferences. The print world is a bustling cluster of ink soaked aprons and secret society-like bonds, evident in the unique presentations and styles of these selected prints.
Join us as we take an insider’s peek at the Calliope Arts Print Collection and check out an exclusive audio interview with the two collectors, the curator and the host from “Blind Date,” an arts podcast by local thinker and tinkerer Bobby Barbour that posts weekly interviews with new creatives from the Louisville area, its sister cities, and beyond.
The exhibition will have a public opening reception on Friday, September 5th from 6-8 p.m. and closes on October 24th.
A selection of prints from the Calliope Print Collection
September 5 – October 24, 2014
Reception: Friday, September 5, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
The Huff Gallery
The Huff Gallery is committed to offering a rich and diverse cultural experience with works of art in all media within an environment that values creativity, individuality, innovation and education. While the primary audiences served include the University’s students, faculty and staff, the Huff Gallery is open to the public, and seeks to create a direct connection with the local community whose participation in its programs is encouraged. The gallery serves the humanities and social sciences curricula through the presentation of cultural works of art. In addition, the gallery serves students enrolled in practicum and work-study the opportunity to enhance their organization, aesthetic and community relations abilities through participating in the installation and promotion of exhibits.
The Huff Gallery presents approximately six exhibits annually by local and regional artists. A variety of media and styles are presented through one-person and group shows. Student exhibitions are held at the end of each year. The Huff Gallery is located in the Spalding University Library and is wheel chair accessible. It is open for public viewing during Library hours.
Additionally, the Huff Gallery periodically hosts their opening receptions concurrently with the 849 Gallery at Kentucky School of Art, another visual art gallery located on the Spalding University campus at 849 3rd St.
The Huff Gallery at Spalding University
853 Library Lane, Louisville, KY 40203
Midway between 3rd and 4th Streets, and between Breckinridge and York Streets.
For more information contact the Gallery Director Joyce Ogden
Phone: (502) 873 – 4436
For up to date hours of operation please visit www.spalding.edu/library
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