Beresford printmaker featured at Washington Pavilion The Washington Pavilion's Visual Arts Center hosts a new exhibition on printmaking titled Cornerstones of Print Education, featuring works from the internationally respected Beresford printmaking studio Frogman's Press, June 20 through Sept. 7.
Master printmakers from across the country have come to South Dakota for 25 years to work and study in the studio's workshops under the tutelage of Frogman's Press founder Lloyd Menard. The workshops are held in the printmaking studios at The University of South Dakota in Vermillion, and at Menard's gallery and studio in nearby Beresford.
This exhibition includes examples of original prints created in a wide variety of techniques and styles by 12 contemporary master printmakers. All of these acclaimed artists have worked, studied or taught at the Frogman's Press workshops. The printmakers include Warrington Colescott, Jack Damer, Kenneth Grizzell, Wayne Kimball, Karen Kunc, Thomas Majeski, Lloyd Menard, Rudy Pozzatti, Clare Romano, John Ross, Rochelle Toner, and William Weege.
The Frogman's Press workshops are among the foremost printmaking workshops in America. Many of the finest American printmakers from the last half of the 20th century have participated in these workshops.
What makes the workshops particularly special is that most of the artists who attend the workshops are printmaking instructors. They attend the workshops in order to learn new printmaking techniques, to hone their skills, and to exchange ideas, so that they can return to their own art schools and colleges to teach others what they have learned.
The public is invited to two receptions for this exhibit. A reception is scheduled June 20, 5:30 p.m., featuring a talk by Menard. A second reception will take place July 5, 6:30 p.m., for the visiting artists from the 2003 Frogman's Press Print and Paper Workshop. The receptions, as well as the exhibit itself, are free and open to the public.