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 Utagawa Hiroshige, Yoshida: The Great Bridge Over the Toyo River, No. 35 from the series Collection of illustrations of Famous Places near the Fifty-Three Stations (Upright Tōkaidō), 1855.  Color woodcut, 13 1/2 x 8 3/4 in. Collection of Seward Family 


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June 2022 Print Forum - Block Prints
The Wichita Art Museum presents the biennial Print Forum and C. A. Seward Dinner named for founding Prairie Print Maker C. A. Seward

The Prairie Print Makers group was formed in 1930, when 11 of the best artists in Kansas gathered in the Lindsborg studio of artist Birger Sandzén. Leading the group’s formation was artist C. A. Seward. Planning to offer affordable artwork that would appeal to collectors, the Prairie Print Makers created etchings, silkscreens, aquatints, block prints, and lithographs. The collective continued until 1965.

The Forum offers an afternoon of illustrated talks on block prints. The talks expand upon WAM’s exhibitions The International Block Print Renaissance Then and Now: A Centennial Celebration of Block Prints in Wichita, Kansas, 1922-2022 and Learning from the Japanese: The International Block Print Renaissance. The Print Forum speakers will explore Wichita’s major role in expanding this renaissance.

1:30 pm Director’s Welcome

1:40 pm Daniel Lienau, Annex Galleries, Santa Rosa, California. Premier national dealer in historic Color Block Prints

2:40 pm Josie Lopez, Curator, Albuquerque Museum. Exhibition curator and catalogue author for 2017, The Carved Line: Block Printmaking in New Mexico

3:30 pm Barbara Thompson, independent art historian and granddaughter of C. A. Seward.

4:30 pm Q & A discussion with audience and speakers

5 pm Print Forum Reception
Dr. S. Jim and Darla Farha Great Hall

5:45 pm C. A. Seward Dinner
The Muse Café
Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 1:30 PM
Attendees: 1 No Charge
Attendees: 1 $ 55.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 55.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 55.00 ea.