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‘Tactile Type’  exhibit to feature works by SLC Graphic Design Instructor Stephanie Carpenter

Posted On October 05, 2016


By Suzanne Weiss/Director of Public Relations 

Graphic arts is a trendy field that resonates with young people. It is a form of communication that is as deeply rooted in contemporary culture as it is in our history. 

Stephanie Carpenter, adjunct graphic design instructor at Silver Lake College, shares her enthusiasm for the medium in the classroom and the art gallery.

Her works will be on display in an exhibit titled, “Tactile Type: Recent works by Stephanie Carpenter,” running from Oct. 17 through Nov. 18 in the Du Charme Erdmann Gallery at Silver Lake College, 2406 S. Alverno Road. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 “Graphic design is a form of communication that we all interact with every day,” Carpenter said. “It can be physical or virtual and can incorporate many different styles and forms, from images and illustrations to words and type.”

Stephanie_Carpenter_small.jpgCapenter is a letterpress printer, book artist, graphic designer and assistant director at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in Two Rivers, which is dedicated to the preservation, study, production and printing of wood type. She spends her days working with the passionate people at the museum and her evenings creating her personal art in the form of posters, installations and artists’ books. Drawn by the tactile nature of letterpress printing, she continues to explore her own art working with hand-set wood and metal type, hand-carved blocks and vintage imagery.

Carpenter received a a Master of Fine Arts in graphic design from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication arts and graphic design from the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

A free artists reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 11 in the art department on the first floor of the main building in conjunction with the Lakeshore Artists Guild reception. The public is welcome to attend as part of Night of the Arts, an evening celebrating music and arts at Silver Lake College.

Meet the artists, enjoy a live painting demo and live music by Silver Lake College students Lydia Matthews, piano; Will Elliott, string bass and Ben Johnston, saxophone.

Night of the Arts will conclude with a performance by the Varshavski & Shapiro Piano Duo at 7 p.m. at the Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance. For ticket information, visit sl.edu/tickets or call 920-686-6274. 

This work by Silver Lake College adjunct graphic design instructor Stephanie Carpenter will be part of an art exhibit opening at the college on Oct. 17. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Carpenter

PHOTO CENTER: Stephanie Capenter is a letterpress printer, book artist, graphic designer and assistant director at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in Two Rivers. Photo by Suzanne Weiss