LSU School of Art Printmaking Graduate Student Curates Exhibit

Print from the Grad Student Curated ExhibitJames Kimura-Green, a second-year graduate student at the LSU School of Art pursuing an MFA in printmaking, has curated a group exhibition, Pounds of Pressure: Contemporary Prints in Large Format, at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.

“There are plenty of small prints shows such as the Delta National Small Prints exhibition and the Washington printmakers’ National Small Works exhibition,” said Kimura-Green, a native of Tokyo, Japan, who received his undergraduate degree at the University of Connecticut. “In light of the great large-format facilities at LSU, I wanted the opportunity to share the experience of prints in large format with the Baton Rouge community.”

The exhibit opened January 18, 2013, and will remain up through February 19, 2013. There will be an opening reception on January 25, from 6-8 p.m.

Participating printmakers include Kimberly Arp (professor of printmaking at the School of Art), May Babcock, Eric Euler, Cristina Goncalves, Amanda James, James Kimura-Green, Leslie Koptcho (professor of printmaking at the School of Art), Rebecca Kreisler, Michael Levine, Emily Lombardo, Jessie Hornbrook McCarthy, Gus Mazzocca, Molly Miller, John O’Donnell, Nathan Pietrykowski, Blake Sanders, Hannah March Sanders, Sarah Shearer, Mariana Smith, and Venice Printmaking Studio.

Kimura-Green says he had support and guidance from LSU printmaking professors Leslie Koptcho and Kimberly Arp and his contact at the Arts Council was helpful and engaged, expressing interest in working with him to do a show every semester, much to his delight.

“The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge has a lovely community gallery space that is a large, wide open room, perfect for lining up large format prints,” he said.

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