Normal Editions's Gallery 129 is located in the Center for Visual Arts, room 129.
The gallery features publications in rotation and other print-focused works by visiting artists, printmaking graduate students, printmaking undergraduate students, Normal Editions students, or exchange portfolios.
Our current display includes two exchange portfolios which include current Illinois State University faculty, students , and alumni.
From the Mid-America Print Council Conference, Go West: The Collaborative Turn, in Laramie, Wyoming, October, 2018:
Participants: Meghan O’ Connor; Richard Peterson; Andrew Kosten; Michael Dickins, Dawn Dickins, and Patrick Vincent; Guen Montgomery; Brandon Sanderson; Katy Seals; Claudia Dishon; Rachael Bower; Dan Heskamp; Johanna Mueller; Morgan Price; Laken Bridges; Kara Stallings; Felicia Cannon; John Hilton; Stephanie Alaniz; Armon Means; and Michelle St. Vrain
Statement: Unnecessary is an implication of judgement, but on what grounds? Refuge, persecution, survival, and hierarchies can all play into this, when a person is on the wrong side of the judgement that is taking place.
The portfolio is a space to explore the themes , opening the doors for empathy, understanding, and diversity, to show that multiple variations of (what some might consider) duplication, are necessary to our survival as artists and as a nation. This portfolio’s repeated investigations can hopefully create a deeper understanding and appreciation of subtle differences that coexist.
provides a space for both artists and viewers to think about what makes something unnecessary, and the irony of editioning fine prints, which are, in their own right, necessary duplicates. The hope is to promote diversity and creativity, by seeing how each individual letter is a different regurgitation and interpretation of the theme.
Created for the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library in Indianapolis, Indiana:
Participants: James Ehlers, Marco Hernandez, Joe Petro III, Scott Fischer, Andrew Polk, Kalleen Chilcote, Kathryn Polk, Sherri Blasé, Sean Caulfield, Ryan O’ Malley, Mary Gordon, Eunkang Kon, Brett Anderson, Mark Raymer, Art Werger, Douglas Bosley, Morgan Price, Seth Daulton, Luke Ball, and Jolynn Reigeluth
Statement: The Children’s Crusade is a portfolio of fine art prints curated by Jolynn Reigeluth in conjunction with the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library’s 2019 programming in Indianapolis, IN. It celebrates the life, work, and legacy of renowned Indiana Author, Kurt Vonnegut, through the medium of printmaking. In 2019 the KVML is offering public programming surrounding themes from Vonnegut’s 1969 novel, Slaughterhouse-Five, alternatively known as The Children’s Crusade. This semi-autobiographical account of the World War II firebombing of Dresden follows the fractured timeline of American Soldier, Billy Pilgrim, and portrays war through a lens only Vonnegut could create.
Selected artists have created images inspired by the characters and themes from this powerful account of the second World War. Media include etchings, lithographs, silkscreens, and more created by twenty artists from across the United States and Canada, celebrating the work of Kurt Vonnegut, and the bizarre realities of being human that have resonated with each artist through his writing, and specifically through the novel Slaughterhouse-Five.