Collaborations with Alumni hosted by Transpace Gallery, Gallery 2, October 22-November 1 featured nine prints created in collaboration with seven alumni at Normal Editions. Artists included Michael Dubina, Mark Forth, Wonsook Kim, Lisa Lofgren, Dann Nardi, Matthew Day Perez, and John Perry.
Collaborative Explorations Exhibition
from Normal Editions Workshop and Illinois State University's Visiting Artist Program hosted by Milner Library, Floor 2, October 1-31.
Artists included: Amy Cousins, Stephen Lacy, Stephanie Liner, Reuben Lorch-Miller, Josefina Munoz, Richard Rezac, Laura Splan, Olivia Valentine, Jason Walker, and Ian Weaver.
Statement: This exhibition presented a selection of works created through the partnership between Illinois State University's Visiting Artist Program and Normal Editions Workshop (NEW). The Visiting Artist Program brings a number of distinguished national and international artists to campus for long-term residencies and short-term engagements. Normal Editions Workshop worked with a number of these artists to create distinctive collaborative prints. These works featured a broad spectrum of media, interest, and subject matter.
Special Event: Amy Cousins, a recent NEW collaborator and Visiting Artist signed prints and discussed her research and creative process Wednesday, October 17 at 4:30 p.m. As related to the exhibition, information about the archive of Milner Library and Illinois State's LGBTQ Institute was also highlighted. Amy Cousins presented an impression from her edition, Can't Stop Dancing, a twelve-color lithograph completed in 2018, to the LGBTQ Institute to be displayed in their area in the future. This project was partially supported by the Illinois Arts Council Agency and a Fell Trust award from the Illinois State University Foundation.
Selected Works: Maritza Davila, Michael Dubina, Denise Green, John Himmelfarb, Kenny Scharf, Rosalyn Schwartz, Laura Splan, Jason Walker featured eight lithographs from recent collaborations with visiting artists, Williams Hall, room 106.
Selected Works: Phyllis Bramson, Stephanie Liner, Lorraine Shemesh, and Olivia Valentine featured four lithographs from recent collaborations with visiting artists, School of Art Office, Center for the Visual Arts.
Selected Works: Ian Weaver, Judy Glantzman, Academy Records (Stephen Lacy), and Harold Boyd featured four lithographs from recent collaborations with visiting artists, School of Art Office, Center for the Visual Arts.
Benjamin Britten: Crossroads by Richard Finch, a four-color lithograph commissioned especially for the Benjamin Britten at 100: An American Centenary Symposium, Center for the Performing Arts Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois.
Collected Verses an exchange portfolio of prints between Illinois State University and the Limerick School of Art and Design, Limerick, Ireland, sixth floor, Milner Library, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois.
Madrigal Eve 2012 a selection of artwork from Normal Editions Workshop and alumni, Alumni Center, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois.
Todd DeVriese: Systems of Mapping a memorial exhibition organized by Normal Editions Workshop featuring recent collage and watercolor artworks by Todd DeVriese (alumnus and first Assistant Director of Normal Editions Workshop), Gallery 2, University Galleries, Illinois State University.
Madrigal Eve 2011 a selection of artwork from Normal Editions Workshop and alumni, Alumni Center, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois.