November 5th, 2019
SAINT PETER, MINN. – The Arts Center of Saint Peter is the final stop for the Wood Engravers’ Network Third Triennial, a traveling juried exhibition featuring sixty-four (64) engravings by thirty-seven (37) artists from the United States, Canada, Ireland and Belgium, on display at the Arts Center November 8 – December 29, 2019.
Wood engraving is a relief printmaking process where an original drawing is cut into the surface of an end-grain wood block and then inked and printed to create a reflected image of the cut block. The prints are considered multiple originals created in limited editions — not reproductions or digital creations — offering an affordable entry into collecting original art works.
In addition to Joel Moline of St. Peter, the exhibition includes artists Wesley Bates (Ontario, Canada), Nick Baute (Kentucky), Evan Charney (Massachusetts), Paul Constance (Virginia), Nancy Darrell (North Carolina), Tony Drehfal (Wisconsin), Colleen Dwire (California), Leslie Evans (Massachusetts), Andy Farkas (North Carolina), Rich Gere (Texas), Rebecca Gilbert (Pennsylvania) R.P. Hale (New Hampshire), Gwen Heffner (Kentucky), Jon Hinkel (Minnesota), Eric Hoffman (Rhode Island), Anna Hogan (Massachusetts), Mirka Hokkanen (Finland), Judith Jaidinger (Illinois), Cindy Koopman (Minnesota), Channing Lefebvre (New York), Susan Mannion (Ireland), Michael McGarvey (New Jersey), John McWilliams (South Carolina), Carl Montford (Washington), David Moyer (Pennsylvania), William Myers (Minnesota), Neil Peck (Washington), Sylvia Pixley (Michigan), Joanne Price (Kentucky), Abigail Rorer (Massachusetts), Anders Sandstrom (indiana), Kerri Safranski (Indiana), Robert Simola (California), James G. Todd (Montana), Manuel Vermeire (Brussels, Belgium), and Richard Wagener (California)
The Wood Engravers’ Network formed in 1994 to foster education and create a resource for wood engravers and the practice of wood engraving. The group publishes a biannual journal, holds an annual conference, maintains a website and social media presence, as well as sponsoring exhibits, group projects and an ongoing print exchange for members.
The public is invited to the opening reception for the exhibition on Saturday, November 9, from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
The Arts Center’s galleries are free, wheelchair-accessible. Summer gallery hours are Wednesday though Friday 1-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday 1-5 p.m.