This week on WVUD’s Campus Voices, we trekked over to the Mechanical Hall Gallery to look at the new exhibition on the Experimental Printmaking Institute (EPI). We spoke with Ashley Rye-Kopec and Galina Olmsted, both of whom gave us extensive background knowledge on the Experimental Printmaking Institute and its importance in art and innovation.
The exhibition is a celebration of the EPI and the astounding works that it gifted to the University of Delaware back in 2016. One such work includes a print entitled “Legacy”, created by Curlee Raven Holton, founder of the EPI. This piece reflects the experience of African American slaves and just how important education is. By having such impressive works showcased side-by-side with UD’s own collection of African American art, the exhibition provokes not only a sense of celebration but also conversation.
Experimental Printmaking, recorded on Feb. 27, 2018. First aired Mar. 15, 2018.
About Our Guests
Ashley Rye-Kopec is the Curator of Education and Outreach at the University of Delaware. She received her B.A. in Art History from Emory University and her M.A. from the University of Delaware.
Galina Olmstead is a Ph.D candidate for Art History as well as the Guest Curator for the Experimental Printmaking exhibition. She received her B.A. in Art History and English from Georgetown University and her M.A. in Art History and Museum Studies from Case Western Reserve University.
- Problem Solving: Highlights from the Experimental Printmaking Institute website
- University of Delaware’s Special Collections & Museums website
Bill Barnett: Co-host, co-producer
Liz Webb: Co-host, co-producer, audio engineer, audio editor
Rachel Silva: Web page author
Richard Gordon: Supervising producer