The second largest printmaking association in the country, the MAPC is a highly regarded professional organization. This year’s conference in New Albany is hosting a series of juried activities and events in which IU’s printmaking students are heavily represented. Graduate students Matthew Batty, Andrew Trussler and Autumn Wright curated an exhibit titled Extended Family and an exchange portfolio titled Extended Family-Once Removed. Autumn’s work was also selected for this years members exhibit. Graduate Students Mark Laurin and Neah Kelly curated an exchange titled, Useless Work vs Useless Toil, as well as The Double. The Mid West Arrives portfolio was organized by third year MFA Kristin Horan. Additionally, many more past and present undergraduate and graduate students are represented in various juried exhibits, portfolios and panels during this year’s national conference.
This October, Kyoto Hanga, an international exhibition and printmaking symposia features a cross collaboration with Canada. Tracy Templeton, the head of printmaking and a native of Canada, features work in the main exhibition and is a speaker on the panel entitled, Creative Identity Within the Global Print Movement. This is one of the keynote events during three days of artist talks, lectures and gallery walks at this years conference. The Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art and the Kyoto Print Exhibition Executive Committee, along with support from the Society of Northern Alberta Printmakers and The University of Alberta, Canada, host this major international event.