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Japanese printmaking exhibit to open Nov. 1 in Foster Gallery

November 1, 2012
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Installation view of "Cultivation II," 2011, Ewing Gallery, which will be part of the Japanese printmaking exhibit at the Foster Gallery.

EAU CLAIRE — The art exhibit "Redefining the Multiple: 13 Japanese Printmakers" will be on display from Nov. 1-29 in the Foster Gallery of the Haas Fine Arts Center at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. An opening reception will be held from 7:30-9 p.m. Nov. 1.

The exhibit will feature 65 works by 13 artists created from traditional Japanese printmaking methods as well as art created with techniques in two- and three-dimensional mediums.

Thomas Wagener, Foster Gallery director, said he had viewed the exhibit at another gallery and it was very exciting.

"There will be some fascinating and technically challenging-to-produce artworks on display," Wagener said.

Sam Yates, director of the Ewing Gallery at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, curated the exhibition.

"Visitors can expect works with a real 'wow' factor that are impressive in scale, execution and subject matter," Yates said. "Many of the artists seem to have an interest in process, and how a traditional process or tool can be manipulated to produce a beautiful end product that is more than ink on paper."

Foster Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays, 6-8 p.m. Thursdays and 1-4:30 p.m. weekends.

For more information, visit the Foster Gallery website or contact Tom Wagener at wagenetk@uwec.edu.

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