This exhibition presents a selection of works created through the partnership between Illinois State University’s Visiting Artist Program and Normal Editions Workshop (NEW). The Visiting Artist Program brings a number of distinguished national and international artists to campus for long-term residencies and short-term engagements.
Long-term visiting artists deliver a public lecture, teach a two-hour weekly seminar on the topic of their expertise, and pursue their own creative research during their time at ISU. Normal Editions Workshop has worked with a number of these artists to create distinctive collaborative prints.
NEW is a professional printmaking workshop dedicated to publishing original fine art limited edition prints with collaborative teams of students, staff, and visiting artists in a professional print research facility. Prints on display feature works from twenty years of collaboration between the Visiting Artist Program and Normal Editions Workshop. Visiting artists represent a broad spectrum of media, interests, and subject matter, and these diverse perspectives are reflected in the works on display.
In a special event connected with this exhibition, Amy Cousins, a recent NEW collaborator and current Visiting Artist, will be signing her prints and discussing her research and creative process. This event will also feature discussion of some of the recent prints on display and information about the archives of Milner Library and ISU’s LGBTQ Institute, as related to the exhibition. Taking place on Wednesday, October 17 at 4:30 pm on the second floor of Milner Library, this event is free and open to the public.