Reception for Student-Curated Print Exhibition at Trinity’s Widener Gallery February 27

‘Grooves, Ink & Paper II: Prints for All’ Was Prepared by Seminar in Prints and Printmaking

​Hartford, Connecticut, February 20, 2017 –

WHAT: “Grooves, Ink & Paper II: Prints for All” is an exhibition at Trinity College’s Widener Gallery, prepared by the Seminar in Art History: Prints and Printmaking. This selection of prints is drawn from the Trinity College Art Collection with some loans from private collections. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

WHEN: Reception: Monday, February 27, 2017, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

                     Exhibition Period: February 9 – March 8, 2017

                     Gallery Hours: 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday – Saturday (Gallery closed on Sundays)

WHERE: Widener Gallery at the Austin Arts Center

                        Trinity College, 300 Summit St., Hartford, CT 06106

                        (For directions and a map of the Trinity College campus, click here.)


Alfred Darjou, Paris L’Hiver - 2, Le Lac Des Biches au Bois de Boulogne (Paris in Winter, # 2. Ice Skating on Deer Lake in the Bois de Boulogne), Winter of 1865-1866. Lithograph: Sheet: 29 cm x 25 cm.  Trinity College Art Collection.
 Background:

“Grooves, Ink & Paper II: Prints for All – A Selection of 16th-20th Century Prints” is a project undertaken by the 2016-2017 Seminar in Prints and Printmaking in the Department of Fine Arts at Trinity College to share with the Trinity College and Greater Hartford communities a sample of the range of purposes and techniques used for image making. The examples are drawn from the Trinity College Art Collection with some loans from private collections.

“Grooves, Ink & Paper II: Prints for All – A Selection of 16th-20th Century Prints” is the third exhibition of prints from the Trinity College Art Collection prepared by undergraduates. The first, entitled “What’s in a Line: Prints in Context” (1979), focused on the principal categories of subject matter in European prints as represented in the college’s collection. The second exhibition, “Grooves, Ink & Paper” (2007), directed attention to illustrating the printmaking processes.

Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of Fine Arts Alden R. Gordon, who taught the Seminar in Art History: Prints and Printmaking, states, “This exhibition, ‘Grooves, Ink & Paper II: Prints for All,’ is an entirely new selection and considers in a broad way the variety of purposes to which European prints have been put, from art in the service of religion to the most ordinary types of publicity.”

The objective of the project, according to Gordon, “was to give students the experience of researching and writing a catalogue and of organizing an exhibition based upon direct study of original prints in the collections at Trinity College, The Watkinson Library, and loans from private collections.”

“Grooves, Ink & Paper II: Prints for All – A Selection of 16th-20th Century Prints” is sponsored by the Department of Fine Arts at Trinity College, with special support from The Stroud Art History Endowment and The Friends of Art at Trinity College.

For more information, contact the Austin Arts Center at 860-297-2199 or the Department of Fine Arts at 860-297-5232.