LUX Center for the Arts + Constellation Studios
June 3-August 26, 2022
First Friday Opening Reception: Friday, June 3rd
The LUX Center for the Arts and Constellation Studios will present ‘Surface Impressions,’ an ambitious exhibition focusing on hand-produced relief prints from woodblock, linoleum cut, wood engraving, and mixed media relief prints. This showcase will bring fine art prints to the fore, enabling Lincoln, the LUX Center for the Arts, and Constellation Studios to join in a world-wide conversation about creative innovations in prints. Surface Impressions intends to connect artists and audiences to the 21st century language of relief printmaking as a viable
artistic engagement for today.
Seventy-four prints have been selected by Juror Sean Starwars. Fifty prints will be on display at the LUX Center for the Arts, and 24 will be on display at Constellation Studios. This biennial of relief prints here in the center of America will showcase artists from around the country and abroad, all selected from an open call for entries. The works on exhibition focus on the role of the relief print as a means of cultural critique and exploration of this ancient but newly invigorated discipline as practiced and defined by today’s artists.
Dates + Details
First Friday, June 3
• 12-3pm: Block Printing with Juror, Sean Starwars, at Constellation Studios. Community members are invited to bring their own blank t-shirts to block print limited designs made by Sean Starwars. Free and open to all.
First Friday Reception + Print-gressive Dinner
• 5-8pm: First Friday Reception at LUX Center for the Arts
• 6-9pm: First Friday Reception at Constellation Studios
o The First Friday Reception will be structured as a “print-gressive” dinner – 5-8pm at the LUX and 6-9pm at Constellation Studios. We encourage people to visit the LUX first to view prints and enjoy savory appetizers and then make their way to Constellation Studios to view the remaining prints and enjoy dessert.
Saturday, June 4
• 10:30am-12pm: Coffee with Curators at LUX Center for the Arts. Juror, Sean Starwars, and Lux Museum Curator, Susan Soriente, will lead a dialogue about printmaking and curation of current exhibitions. Community members are invited to join the conversation and ask questions. Free and open to all.