Printmakers to discuss their work

The Vernon Public Art Gallery hosts artist talks by contemporary printmaking artists Laura Widmer and Briar Craig.

  • Sep. 6, 2015 10:00 a.m.

In keeping with the Vernon Public Art Gallery’s focus on contemporary printmaking this year, the gallery is inviting the public to take in one of its upcoming artist talks.

“You will gain valuable insights into the production of their work from both Laura Widmer and Briar Craig,” said VPAG executive director Dauna Kennedy Grant.

“The depth of thought that goes into printmaking production is quite astounding and these talks are a great opportunity to delve deeper into your understanding of the practice from two celebrated printmakers.”

Widmer’s talk,  Saturday, Sept. 12 at 1 p.m., will focus on her printmaking exhibition, Threshold, currently on display at the VPAG.

Her work is said to  contemplate the pivotal moments of life’s experiences and is a powerful symbolic examination of polarized qualities of the human condition.

In turn, UBCO printmaking professor Briar Craig will talk about the group exhibition, pro/con/textual, Sept. 19 at 1 p.m.

This exhibition of leading Canadian print artists – Craig, Ericka Walker and Mark Bovey – invokes a discussion about the use of text in contemporary art making in general, and an inquiry where the artists’ work fits into that tradition.

Both artist talks will include a question and answer session along with coffee, tea, and cookies. The public can now register online for the talks at www.vernonpublicartgallery.com or call 250-545-3173.