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Social media has been making its building influential presence known over the years, while laying the groundwork for the future. It’s effect on contemporary art will be explored in “Printersting,” an Art Symposium series, entitled “Collaborations with Social Media: Building Communities through the Arts” on November 9 at 10 a.m.
This event, which will be held in the Biemsensderfer Concert Hall at the Winter Center, will discuss enriching the arts in the community, printmaking and developments in the art social media realm.
“Printeresting” was founded in 2008 and can be described as “the thinking person’s favorite online resource for interesting printmaking,” Innovative print work will be highlighted throughout the symposium, while also acknowledging developments in the field.
Keynote speakers at this year’s syposium include Amze Emmons and RL Tillman, founders of “Printeresting.” Emmons, an artist, illustrator and curator working in Philadelphia, teaches art at the College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ. His exhibits have been seen around in the world in venues such as Philadelphia, Boston, New York, Baltimore, Miami and in Japan. Tillman, of Baltimore, is an artist, teacher and curator and teaches printmaking at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
He has also shown his work internationally, including as an invited participant at the 12th Print Triennial in Tallinn, Estonia and the 3rd IMPACT Print Conference in Capetown, South Africa, according to Rltillman.com.
The Facilitator of the event will be Brant Schuller, printmaker, educator and chair of the art and design department at Millersville University.
“Printeresting is a blog that functions like many other successful social networks in that it brings individuals who thought they were operating in solitude to the realization that they have a large family of a like minded and fully engaged cohorts. The internet allows this to happen globally and grow more quickly,” shared Schuller.
Additional panelists of the event include, Dr. Theresa Russell-Loretz, communication and theatre; Henry Gepfer, printmaker and “The Discerning Eye.”
This event is free and open to the public; however, tickets are required. Tickets may be reserved online at MUTicketsOnline.com or at the Student Memorial Center Box Office inperson or by calling (717) 872–3811, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.