There's no shortage of artistic endeavors on tap in the Mulvane events calendar. You'll find stuff for kids, families and adults...all with an artistic bent. Keep checking back for updates - planning for the next big thing is always underway!
Tuesday, March 11, 6:00 pm
Demystifying Printmaking Processes and Techniques
Michael Hagar, Assistant Professor of Printmaking and Sculpture, Washburn University, will speak on the techniques of printmaking. Many of the works in our current exhibitions are prints, works of art that are printed in multiples. Printmaking can be confusing. What, for example is the difference between an etching and a sugarlift aquatint? What is double intaglio? How can you do a screenprint and woodcut together? This session will be especially useful for print collectors or would-be print collectors.
Tuesday, March 25, 6:00 pm
A number of artists represented in Contemporary Reflections: Brown v. Board of Education After Sixty Years used images from photographs taken by photojournalists during the Civil Rights Movement. Appropriated imagery is common in contemporary art, but what is the line between “fair use” and plagiarism? The College Art Association has recently completed a “Code of Fair Use Practices for the Visual Arts.” A panel of museum artists, curators, directors, and lawyers will their share their experiences with this sometimes vexing issue and discuss the impact of the new Code on their practices regarding appropriated imagery.
Tuesday, April 8, 6:00 pm
Artists will participate in a conversation about their experiences with desegregation and how those experiences shaped the works presented in the exhibition. Dr. Delia Gillis, Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of History and Anthropology at the University of Central Missouri, will moderate the panel.
Thursday, April 17, 12:00 noon
Jennifer Marsh, Catron Professor of Art and Civic Engagement, Washburn University, will discuss her Dream Rocket project, an international, collaborative art work honoring the first moon landing in 1969. Working with schools and museums, Jennifer is collecting more than 8,000 works of art, which she plans to use to wrap the Saturn V rocket. A very ambitious worldwide project, it will capture your imagination!
Tuesday, April 22, 6:00 pm
The State of the Union: New Deal Prints and Political Advocacy
Dr. Elizabeth Seaton, Curator at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art at K-State will present a lecture on Works Progress Administration (WPA) Prints. The Mulvane owns a large collection of WPA prints from the 1930s, some of which are featured in Art for Social Change. An expert on WPA printmaking, Seaton is the author/editor of Paths to the Press: Printmaking and American Women Artists, 1910 – 1960 (2006) and Federal Art Project WPA Printmaking in California (2005).