Experimental Printmaking Institute

Professor Curlee Raven Holton works with students at the Experimental Printmaking Institute.

February 6, 2012

Art by Curlee Holton Featured in Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit and Morris Art Museum

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Two pieces of art by Curlee Raven Holton have been included in a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition, African American art 1950-Present, and Celebrating our Legacy at the Morris Art Museum in Morris, N.J. Holton’s large-format 1993 etching “Bred for Pleasure” will be part of the Smithsonian exhibit, as well as the permanent collections of the [...]


October 7, 2011

Photo Gallery: Exhibit Opening for Artist-in-Residence Karima Muyaes

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As part of this year’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, El Beso de mí Arte (The Kiss of My Art) will run Oct. 6-Nov. 20 in the EPI Riley Temple Gallery. The exhibit features paintings, drawings, and jewelery by Mexican artist Karima Muyaes. She is working with students and faculty as an artist-in-residence at the [...]


September 19, 2011

Woodcut Printmaking: New York Artist Francine Affourtit Works with Students

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Francine Kay Affourtit, a New York-based artist working with printmaking, sculpture, and installation, worked with Lafayette students in art classes last week at the Experimental Printmaking Institute. Her work focuses on woodcut printmaking, using relief printmaking as a starting point from which to investigate the process of printmaking as a format for unique sculptural installations. View [...]


May 16, 2011

Art Students Say Goodbye to Oprah Winfrey with Limited-Edition Print

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When Oprah Winfrey hosted her final show May 25, Lafayette art students played a small role in saying goodbye to the media giant. The students and Curlee Holton, Roth Professor of Art and director of the Experimental Printmaking Institute, have produced 25 limited-edition prints of Oprah We Love You by celebrated painter, author, and illustrator [...]

"Lust/Heathaze" by Samuel Strong '12

March 1, 2011

Art by Samuel Strong ’12 Featured in National Exhibition

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Samuel Strong ’12 (Coplay, Pa.) has always been interested in art as a way to express stories or ideas about different worlds and characters. “I guess you could say that I started out as an illustrator,” says the art major. “I’ve bounced all over the spectrum of visual expression-at one point I was training to [...]


November 12, 2010

Hands-on Art: Experimental Printmaking Institute Provides a Workshop Where Students Work with World-Renowned Artists

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Lafayette’s Experimental Printmaking Institute (EPI) was established in 1996 to promote research and experimentation within the print medium. Since its inception, the EPI visiting artist and artist-in-residence programs have introduced students to over 80 artists from diverse cultural and social backgrounds. Visiting artists, such as Richard Anuszkiewicz, David C. Driskell, Melvin Edwards, Sam Gilliam, Grace [...]


November 2, 2010

Experimental Printmaking Institute Hosts Workshop by Mexican Artist Tomas Pineda Matus

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Mexican artist Tomas Pineda Matus hosted a workshop during the Experimental Printmaking Institute’s fall open house.  Matus, who was EPI’s fall artist-in-residence, also presented a lecture and created a mural with students in the Drawing II class taught by Curlee Raven Holton, Roth Professor of Art and director of EPI. The images below are from [...]

El Viage Juntos by Tomas Pineda Matus

September 28, 2010

Mexican Painter Tomas Pineda Matus Visits Campus as Experimental Printmaking Institute’s Artist-in-Residence

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Mexican artist Tomas Pineda Matus will be working with students and presenting a lecture Oct. 7 as part of the Experimental Printmaking Institute’s artist-in-residency program. Matus, whose residency is from Sept. 20-Oct. 17, will discuss his work at 4 p.m. Oct. 7 in room 108 of the Williams Center for the Arts. This event is [...]

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July 19, 2010

Professor Curlee Holton Featured in Solo Exhibition in Mexico City

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Bloodlines, a major solo exhibition by Curlee Raven Holton, Roth Professor of Art and director of Lafayette’s Experimental Printmaking Institute, is running through July 25 at Casa de la Cultura de Azcapotzalco (The House of Culture) in Mexico City. Featuring 21 drawings and paintings, the exhibit illustrates the cultural ties that exist between African-American and [...]

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April 20, 2010

African American Art Expert Robert Steele Will Visit Campus April 27

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He will present a lecture and meet with students in the African American art history course Art expert Robert Steele will give a lecture about collecting African American artwork at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 27 in the Williams Center for the Arts room 108. The talk, “Evolution of an Art Collection,” is free and open [...]