The Print Blitz: A Model for Service Learning

Ms. Nancy Palmeri
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This print intensive invites students and faculty from universities around the United States to come, and work at The University of Texas at Arlington. The Print Blitz is intended to revolutionize the scope of "workshop" by encouraging student/faculty/community collaboration beyond printing editions. Here, the idea is to share ideas, techniques, aesthetics, and technologies (particularly those which are accessable without highly specialized equiptment or chemistry)in order to develop work that re-contextualizes traditionally defined roles and techniques, in an enviroment that connects printmaking to diverse communities. Ultimately, through collaboration, and technical exploration, critical thinking, and dialogue, students and faculty alike will continue moving towards representing printmaking as a significantly democratic link between artist and society. Also participating in The Print Blitz will be several gifted juniors from Texas high schools who have been given full scholarships to attend the workshop. As guests to campus, these high school students will be assigned advanced printmakiing student as mentors, who will collaborate with them throughout the workshop. Notwithstanding the faculty and high school students who will be participating in the Print Blitz, there will be ten studetns from the University of Texas at Arlington as well as ten students that each faculty will invite from their respective institutions. Each of these twenty students have been asked to identify venues within their own communities in which to conduct, post the workshop (scheduled for May 2005) either a small workshop or a presentation about their own work and workshop experiences.

Keywords: Presenting 60 minute workshop
Stream: Teaching and Learning
Presentation Type: Workshop Presentation in English
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Ms. Nancy Palmeri

Associate Professor of Art, Department of Art and Art History, The University of Texas at Arlington

Since her arrival at the University of Texas at Arlington, Nancy Palmeri has received several international honors for her prints. In 2001, she received a fellowship, for her recent work, at the Frans Masereel Graphic Arts Center in Kasterlee, Belgium. Palmeri was also awarded a Bogliasco Foundation Fellowship to live and work in Genoa, Italy in 1998. She has presented at the Southern Graphics Council Conference numerous times, and is scheduled to both exhibit and present her work at the 2003 conference in Boston, MA. Professor Palmeri has lectured and demonstrated her printmaking techniques at colleges and universities, nationally, including: Washington University, St. Louis, Pratt Institute of Art, New York, Louisiana State University, Cornell University, and Boston University. She is scheduled to conduct workshops in 2002/03 at The University of Kansas and will return to the Pratt Institute. Palmeri has had solo exhibitions of her work in New York, Boston, Louisiana, Texas, Italy, Chicago, and Virginia. Recently, her prints were included in Color Print USA, Lubbock, TX, and Global Matrix International Print Exhibition, Perdue University Art Gallery and in the upcoming Frans Masereel Graphic Art Center's Jubilee Exhibition, Belgium. She has also curated two exhibitions at the Gallery on the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington, Pervasive Impressions: Contemporary Political Prints, and Foundations: Mechanics and Instinct. She is currently developing and exhibition addressing prints as type of cultural anthropology, to be exhibited in at the University of Texas at Arlington in March of 2005. Palmeri's prints are in the collections of the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums,The Spenser Art Musuem at the University of Kansas, The Royal Museum of Fine Art, Antwerp, Belgium, The Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE, The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA, The Hunterdon Art Center, Clinton, NY, the Instituto per la Cultura e l'arte, Catania, Italy, the UCLA Grunwald Center for Graphic Arts, and The University of Miami.

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