Printfest 2019 Reception
A reception for concurrent exhibitions at the Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames by April Katz, Morrill professor of art and visual culture (printmaking), and 29 current students and alumni who studied printmaking at Iowa State. Measured Perceptions (May 25–July 13) is a solo show of work by Katz inspired by a 2015 trip to Spain and her wish for a future of peaceful coexistence, mutual respect and meaningful dialogue.
Twenty Years: April Katz and the Expanded ISU Printmaking Community (May 25–Aug. 17) is a retrospective show including examples from a variety of print series Katz created while teaching at Iowa State, and work by 27 former and two current printmaking students.
Both exhibitions are a part of Printfest 2019, which features panel discussions and printmaking demonstrations by Katz, current students and alumni. The June 7 joint reception will be held in conjunction with the Ames Art Walk.