International print exhibit opens March 5

Posted On February 16, 2018

Krishna Reddy resizedMANITOWOC, Wis. — Silver Lake College will be showing the exhibit “Homeland,” featuring works by the International Print Exchange Programme of India, from March 5 through April 6 in the Du Charme Erdmann Gallery on campus, 2406 S. Alverno Road.

The print exhibit is free and open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

“It is really exciting to have this collection of diverse artworks on display at Silver Lake College, and especially exciting that adjunct faculty member Stephanie Carpenter is a contributing artist,” said Erin LaBonte, the college’s associate professor of art and art department co-chair. 

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IPEP, a nonprofit initiative through which printmakers share their work with each other across the globe, is curated by Rajesh Pullarwar, an artist-printmaker himself. He brings together artists in various stages of their careers on an equal aesthetic footing, irrespective of their works’ commercial value. In four years, his initiative has grown to 84 participants exhibiting at 36 different locations worldwide.

The theme “Homeland” is meant to evoke a feeling of belonging and aims at an emotional appeal that crosses ethnic borders and social hierarchies.

“The concept of space that we call as home bonds with the root that has a collective identity. It shapes our culture strongly yet so subconsciously that we sense the pull of the bond only when distance is created,” according to IPEP.

PHOTOS: (TOP) “Worth of Human Journey” etching by Krishna Reddy/Submitted

(CENTER) “Peace of Mind” etching by Nandini Pantawane/Submitted