Print | Works Annual Student Exhibition

January 11, 2015 by

Please visit the Annual Student Print Exhibition in the Richmond Center’s DeVries Student Gallery.  This is a juried exhibition of the best work from students in the printmedia area classes in the past year.

Exhibition Dates are January 12-23


Printmedia Student Exhibiton

November 16, 2014 by

We invite everyone to join Erica Barajas, Printmedia BFA Student, for an exhibition in the Richmond Center for Visual Arts, DeVries Gallery  Nov. 17-21, 2014.


Day 3 with Visiting Artist, Jorge Pineda

October 29, 2014 by

Making those tough decisions….










Day 1 with Visiting Artist, Jorge Pineda

October 28, 2014 by

Jorge spent the day getting the lay of the land so to speak.  He tested several drawing and printing materials for his image before deciding to use water tusche washes and lithographic crayons with aluminum photo-litho plates.










Jorge Pineda – Visiting Printmedia Artist

September 11, 2014 by

Jorge Pineda was born in Barahona, Dominican Republic. A visual artist, his areas of work include: painting, sculpture, installation, sketch and other mediums. Pineda is also recognized for his activism through his artwork – expressing an interest in the social, humanist — which has generated a multitude of works that denounce child abuse, both physical and psychological, enviromentalism, gender equality and immigration issues.

Pineda’s interest in art began at a very young age, drawing on a large blackboard that his mother, a teacher, had set up at home for him and his siblings.”We were three sets of twins and my mother divided the board in six so we could all paint. My sister gave me her piece… and eventually the entire board ended up for me to express myself.”

He studied architecture at the Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo, between 1978 and 1981, and lithograph at the Studio Bordas in Paris, in 1989. In 1985 he held his first solo exhibition at the Gallery of Art Nouveau. Throughout his career, he has exhibited his work in Madrid, Valencia, Gijón, Lima, Santo Domingo and New York. In 2014, the Dominican Ministry of Culture, in cooperation with the Dominican Museum of Modern Art and the the Valencian Institute of Modern Art, opened Pineda’s solo exhibition, “After all, tomorrow is another day.”

He will be making a print edition in the printmedia lab and meeting with our students.  His public and free lecture will be on Thursday, October 30th at 5:30 pm in RCVA Room #2008.


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Various works on exhibit at the Museo de Arte Moderno in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Various works on exhibit at the Museo de Arte Moderno in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

INTRODUCING- Printmedia !!!!!

August 28, 2014 by

The Printmaking Area underwent many curricular changes and studio revisions over the summer and is now the NEW AND IMPROVED- PRINTMEDIA AREA of the Gwen Frostic School of Art.  You will notice the new signs in the hallway. We are offering new courses, a new studio layout, and plenty of print related activities for the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 Semesters.  Here are some upcoming events:

  • Visiting Artist, Jorge Pineda will be creating an edition of print in the printmedia area with the help of students the week of October 27th.  Pineda will have a public lecture, Thursday, October 30 in Room #2008 of the Richmond Center for Visual Arts, 5:30 pm.     *This event is free and open to the public
  • The Printmedia Faculty, Assoc. Professor Nichole Maury and Professor Patricia Villalobos, will be traveling to the national Mid America Print Conference in Detroit, MI with 10 Printmedia students.  Conference dates are Sept. 24-27.
  • The Printmedia faculty and several Printmedia students will be participating in Artprize 2014 in Grand Rapids, MI.  Their individual works will be on view at the WMU venue at 200 Ionia Avenue SW, Grand Rapids from Sept. 24-Oct. 12.  There will be a reception on Saturday Sept. 27 from 5-7 pm.  We hope you will join us there!

Lecture by Patricia Belli Thursday, March 20 @ 5:30 PM

March 12, 2014 by

Please join us on a lecture by Artist Patricia Belli at the Frostic School of Art at Western Michigan University. The lecture is free and open to the public, we hope some of the Trace Gestures / Rapaces Traces Alumni will be able to attend and welcome her to the Frostic School of Art.  Lecture will be held in RCVA Room #2008


Patricia Belli is internationally known for her work with emerging artists in Central America as well as for her own work. Patricia Belli is Director and founder of La EspIRA, a place for artistic reflection and creation. To date, she has brought hundreds of emerging artists from Latin America, particularly Central America, to Nicaragua for an artist residency, where artists of the region work with international visiting artists. Workshops and other activities of La Espira have expanded the role of art in Nicaragua from traditional painting and sculpture to interventions, performances and interactive works in the public sphere.
She is interested in dispelling binary oppositions that constituted the certainties of her youth. Personal and political, female and male, accessory and structure, function and form are all forms of equilibrium now, in which she finds a vanishing point and a refreshing conundrum.
Her work has been exhibited at the Havanna Biennial, Sao Paolo Biennial, as well as in the Central American and Nicaraguan Biennials. She has received numerous honors as both an artist and an educator; her work is exhibited internationally and she lives and work in Managua, Nicaragua.

It is important to note that Patricia Belli formed an integral part of the success of Trace + Gestures: Kalamazoo<>Granada. She was the third professor that was involved in the 25 artist collaborative on-site installations and artworks that were generated in Granada in October of 2012 during 10 days. 10 Students from WMU worked collaboratively with 15 emerging artists from Central America in Nicaragua. She is a gifted artist and an insightful teacher, I hope, through this visit to expose the rest of our WMU student community and our faculty to her important work as an artist and educator.


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  1. Uncertainty Principle


Installation with three-pendulum table harmonograph, and series of graphite hand drawings mixed with harmonograph drawings. Harmonograph dimensions: 1.4 x 1 x 1 mts. Drawing series dimensions: 3 x 3.5 mts.

Trace + Gestures Exhibition

February 27, 2014 by

The Trace + Gestures Print Exchange Portfolio will be on display in the Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kerr Gallery from February 20- April 17, 2014.

The portfolio includes 19 international artists and was organized by Nichole Maury and Patricia Villalobos of Western Michigan University’s Frostic School of Art.

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Print | Works reception Friday, January 10, 2014 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm in the DeVries Student Gallery

January 9, 2014 by

This year a student curatorial team of BFA Print majors and advanced printmedia students curated the yearly printmaking exhibition. This year’s exhibition title is:

What is black, white and read all over…
The exhibition will be on view from Jan. 9 – 23, 2014

Curatorial team hard at work in December!


Michael Schneider’s Performance with Printmedia Students

November 5, 2013 by

Performance on October 31, 2013 at the Gwen Frostic School of Art, Western Michigan University, with Students: M’Bwende Anderson, Allison Walker, Erica Barajas, Andres Searl and Anna Marshall


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