PRINTMAKING – A FINE ART: 20 YEARS OF WILDWOOD PRESS, ST. LOUIS
Sponsor: Hunt and Donna Bonan | Cosponsor: WSIU Public Radio / WSIU Public Television
Members’ Preview | Saturday, May 14 | 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Gallery Admission: $5 per person | Cedarhurst Members Free (children 10 and under free) | All admission is Free each Thursday
For the past 20 years, Wildwood Press has driven innovation in printmaking and papermaking using traditional means in unconventional ways. Innovation and a willingness to explore whatever artists could dream are the hallmarks of Wildwood Press which was founded in 1996 by Maryanne Ellison Simmons. Her vision is to provide a studio grounded by the traditions of printmaking but open to the innovative impulses of creative artists.
Today, contemporary printmaking enjoys prestige and high market value and knows no conceptual or aesthetic boundaries as it embraces a wide variety of disciplines. Simmons shares that, “I am always amazed by what the artists bring to this collaborative effort – how different each project is one from the other. The artists are so diverse and so smart; I am blown away at every project’s uniqueness.”
The exhibition surveys the art created at Wildwood Press, St. Louis, Missouri.
[Essay excerpts from Innovation and Tradition by Rusty Freeman, Cedarhurst Visual Arts Director]