Printmaker Artist Exhibiting Work in February at River Campus

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Jan. 21, 2008 — The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Art will present “Cyndi W. Walker: Printmaker Artist” Feb. 1-29 at the River Campus Art Gallery in the Seminary Building at Southeast’s River Campus.

An opening reception is scheduled for 3 to 6 p.m. Feb. 1. Admission is free.

In conjunction with this exhibition, Walker will present an artist’s lecture at Southeast’s Kent Library at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 30.  In her lecture, “The Use of the Wall,” she will discuss both her research into the many uses of the wall and how this research influences her current body of work.  

Walker will demonstrate mixed media printmaking and stenciling techniques for Professor Sarah Riley’s printmaking class at 1:30 p.m. in Room 35 of the River Campus Cultural Arts Center. This event will be open to the public.

Walker is interested in walls as canvas for graffiti and cave paintings, as physical structure, and as metaphor.  She envisions “hanging these ideas” on many-layer, reduction, linoleum prints of brick walls.  In the midst of frustration with the printmaking process, she typed the word “angry” into the search bar for Microsoft clip art and began working with spray paint stencils of the images it brought up.  Walker simplifies life through random computer searches, which she likens to “…making a chowder with a recipe that keeps changing.”             Walker holds a master of visual arts degree in print media from the University of Sydney, and a bachelor of fine arts degree from the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D.C.  She has taught classes and workshops in printmaking, drawing, and art appreciation at institutions in the United States and Australia.  Currently, she resides in Wellfleet, Mass.

For more information on this event, please contact Dylan Collins, exhibition coordinator at (573) 651-2663 or e-mail dcollins@semo.edu.