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News Bites: MFA Printmaking Students Head West for International Conference

Posted May 5, 2014 in News BitesMaster of Fine Arts

Armed with open minds and financial support from KCAD, MFA Printmaking students Eana Agopian, Laurie Hunt, and Steven Rainey recently travelled to San Francisco to experience the 2014 Southern Graphics Council International Conference.

2014 SGC Open Portolio Session Printmakers from around the world gathered o make connections and share their creativity, exploring the possibilities of medium together (credit: Danielle Wyckoff)

The theme of the 42nd annual three-day printmaking conference was “Bridges,” with each event designed to explore the intersections between traditional and emerging printmaking technologies and how they create meaningful and critical discourse around contemporary issues.

Steven Rainey MFA student Steven Rainey (seated) at the Open Portfolio Session (credit: Danielle Wyckoff)

The conference included special guest speakers, expert panels, demonstrations, and, exhibitions, but the highlight for the KCAD students was the ever-popular Open Portfolio Session.

MFA Student Eana Agopian (standing, right) at the Open Portfolio Session (credit: Danielle Wyckoff)

The students joined undergraduate and graduate students from around the world in displaying and sharing their latest portfolios of prints, selling printed merchandise and introducing themselves to the larger community of SGCI printmakers. 

MFA student Laurie Hunt (seated, left) at the Open Portfolio Session (credit: Danielle Wyckoff)

Scheduled early in the conference, the open portfolio session provided the students an excellent opportunity to showcase their work, meet printmakers from across the US and the world, and begin discussions that were continued throughout the conference.

For more information about SGC International, visit sgcinternational.org.

Go here to find out how you can get involved with the 2015 conference in Knoxville, TN.

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