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Nationally Recognized Printmakers to Create Art with Community @ Kaddatz Galleries and MSCTC/Fergus Falls

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Event Phone Number: 218-998-4405

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — The Fergus Falls campus of Minnesota State Community and Technical College and the Kaddatz Galleries are partnering for the First Annual Visiting Artists Workshop on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22 and 23.

The workshop will feature Colorado-based artists Joshua Butler and Matthew Hanson-Weller, Nebraska based artist Howard Paine and Washington-based artist Cody Spiegel.

The workshop’s Friday session is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kaddatz Galleries, and the Saturday session is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at M State’s Department of Visual Arts in Room W626.

This workshop will be an exploration of printmaking where participants will engage in screen printing demonstrations, artist talks, discussions on the significance and legacy of printmaking, and the conception and creation of a collaborative artwork which will be shown throughout the region.

The event is free and open to any individual over the age of 14. Materials will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring a laptop if they have one.

Butler is an associate professor of art at Colorado Mesa University, where he teaches printmaking and drawing. His artwork questions the relationship between identity and experiences with nature.

Hanson-Weller is a professional multimedia artist who works in pen and ink illustration, photography, videography, digital and paper collage, and hybrid screenprint and relief printmaking. His works are a response to social, political and cultural issues.

Paine is an associate professor at the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. His work is borne out of the investigation of the way technology can affect organisms down to the molecular level.

Spiegel, a professional studio artist, printmaker and sculptor from Port Townsend, Wash., will also be teaching this workshop. His work takes on a myriad of topics through the lenses of each of his mediums.