The Art of Printmaking @ SUU (Oct. 19)

FOR RELEASE: 10/11/2017
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The Art of Printmaking
Written by Tracy Solimeno

Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: SUU’s Department of Art & Design welcomes
Stefanie Dykes, co-founder of Saltgrass Printmakers and instructor at the University of Utah and
Westminster College, and Snow College, as an Art Insights speaker at Southern Utah Museum
of Art on October 19, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Dykes is best known for her monochromatic relief prints,
though she utilizes a wide range of printmaking techniques including screen printing and etching
to create a variety of images. This discussion is free and open to the public.

Stefanie said, “While research and curiosity keeps me engaged with making prints, tokens and
drawings, my professional practice isn’t just for my satisfaction or 'art for art’s sake', it involves
bringing art into the community in some way.”
Stefanie Dykes received her MFA from the University of Utah. She has exhibited nationally:
Harnett Biennial of American Prints, Virginia, McNeese National Works on Paper; IPCNY, New
York; Ink&Clay, California; and internationally, including: Digital Aesthetic 3 (DA3), University of
Central Lancashire and The Harris Museum and Art Gallery, UK, International Print Biennale,
Newcastle, UK, SGCI, Portland, Oregon, and IMPACT9, Hangzhou, China IMPACT8, Scotland
and IMPACT6, Bristol, UK.
Southern Utah University Professor of Art, Brian Hoover, invited Stefanie to speak at Art
Insights because, “She is one of the most well-known printmakers in Utah. Her relief woodcut
prints are beautifully crafted with the same technique used by Durer or Holbein during the
German Renaissance. However, Stefanie’s prints are undoubtedly contemporary and often
experimental. Her imagery is highly personal and symbolic.”
Art Insights is hosted during the fall and spring semesters by SUU’s Art & Design faculty.
Students and community members meet to experience presentations and discussions by
visiting artists and art educators from around the nation who share their work and insights.
See how the process of printmaking takes shape in the world of art and imagery. For more
information about Stefanie, visit http://stefaniedykes.com.
About the College of Performing and Visual Arts
The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally
accredited programs in Art & Design, Music, and Dance. The College also offers programs in
Theatre Arts, graduate programs in Arts Administration and Music, as well as a Center for

Shakespeare Studies. The College offers 26 academic programs, including liberal arts Bachelor
of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine
Arts in art and theatre degrees; and Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration, Master of Arts in
Arts Administration, Master of Music Education and Master of Music in Music Technology
graduate degrees. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching
and mentoring over 600 majors in the College. The College presents over 100 performances,
lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College’s affiliate organizations include
the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), Utah Shakespeare Festival and SUU’s Ballroom
Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, visit
www.suu.edu/pva.
For Calendar Editors:
What: SUU’s Department of Art & Design welcomes Stefanie Dykes, co-founder of
Saltgrass Printmakers and instructor at the University of Utah and Westminster
College, and Snow College, as an Art Insights speaker at Southern Utah
Museum of Art on October 19, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Dykes is best known for her
monochromatic relief prints, though she utilizes a wide range of printmaking
techniques including screen printing and etching to create a variety of images.
This discussion is free and open to the public.
Art Insights is hosted during the fall and spring semesters by SUU’s Art & Design
faculty. Students and community members meet to experience presentations and
discussions by visiting artists and art educators from around the nation who
share their work and insights.

Who: Art Insights, Southern Utah University, Department of Art & Design
When: Thursday, October 19, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Southern Utah Museum of Art, 13 S 300 W, Cedar City, Utah

Tickets: Free admission, General Public invited to attend
Info: Visit www.suu.edu/pva for more information.
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