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Experiments with Chance: Hand-printed Montotypes

Prairie Arts Center
Event organized by Prairie Arts Center

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Friday, April 20, 9:30a - 12:30p. The relationship between chance and choice is always present in art making: accidents can lead artists in a new direction or an unexpected reaction between materials can lead to working in a completely new way.

Beginning with the Surrealists, who were interested in taping into the subconscious – that wild space of the nonsensical and unknown – to artists like Marcel Duchamp, Francis Alÿs, John Cage, and Yoko Ono, chance has been used both as a starting point for works of art and a vital art making process in and of itself. In this workshop, participants will learn how to make hand printed monotypes using methods and techniques that embrace printmaking’s fortuitous disposition. Come ready to experiment and challenge your aesthetic expectations.

Led by Beverly Acha, the 2017 Smelser-Vallion Visiting Artist. Born in Miami, FL, and currently based in California, Beverly Acha makes paintings, prints, and drawings that employ a language of abstraction that explores structures of space, time, and perception. Responding to shifts in her physical environment and landscape, Acha uses light, color, and structural forms to capture the ways in which place changes how we see and move through space.

Lecture time
Friday, April 20th 9:30a - 12:30p

Free- Open to the Public


Supplies included
Supplies are provided.

To RSVP please call us at 405-744-1535.