Monday, March 30, 2009

Printingmaking and African-American Art with Dr. Richard J. Powell/DUKE

Richard J. Powell, professor of art at Duke University, will talk about the African American experience in graphic arts on Thursday. It’s a lecture on printmaking at Paine College Candler Memorial Library at 1:30 p.m. on April 2.

Now, if you are like me and don’t know what printmaking is, well, printmaking is the process of making artworks by printing, normally on paper. Printmaking normally covers only the process of creating prints with an element of originality, rather than just being a photographic reproduction of a painting.

Each piece produced is not a copy but considered an original since it is not a reproduction of another work of art. Printmaking is not chosen only for its ability to produce multiple copies, but also for the unique qualities process creates.

Here’s a little history on Powell: He attend Morehouse and Howard University before he earned his doctorate at Yale. He’s also editor in chief of Art Bulletin.

To learn more about Richard j. Powell, visit Or go to the lecture.

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