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My name is Gary Zidek. Welcome to The Arts Section. Tune into the radio program every Sunday morning on WDCB 90.9 & 90.7 FM or listen to it online here. I'll be showcasing a variety of arts & entertainment, as well as.highlighting some creative ideas.

DePaul Art Museum Shines a Light On Artistry of Printmaking

DePaul Art Museum Shines a Light On Artistry of Printmaking

WDCB's Gary Zidek talks with DePaul Art Museum director and chief curator Julie Rodrigues Widholm about the institution's season of printmaking

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 Julie Rodrigues Widholm, director/chief curator of the DePaul Art Museum

Julie Rodrigues Widholm, director/chief curator of the DePaul Art Museum

"I think printmaking tends to be marginalized within fine arts, so I was interested in bringing printmaking to the center. Specifically for that reason, how can we reconsider prints as exciting, innovative, important art forms" - Julie Rodrigues Widholm on the perceptions of prints within the art world.

 

The DePaul Art Museum is presenting the first-ever museum solo exhibition of Barbara Jones-Hogu's prints. The AfriCOBRA co-founder worked on the Wall of Respect and made prints from 1968 to the mid 70's.

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Jones-Hogu incorporated text into many of her prints, take a closer look at BLACK MEN WE NEED YOU to find a not-so hidden message ...

 BLACK MEN WE NEED YOU, 1971 Barbara Jones-Hogu

BLACK MEN WE NEED YOU, 1971 Barbara Jones-Hogu

 (left to right) TO BE FREE, 1971 & WHEN STYLING, 1973 Barbara Jones-Hogu

(left to right) TO BE FREE, 1971 & WHEN STYLING, 1973 Barbara Jones-Hogu

 NATION TIME II, 1971 Barbara Jones-Hogu

NATION TIME II, 1971 Barbara Jones-Hogu

 

A short walk into the next gallery space reveals work paying tribute to the late Chicago muralist & printmaker Jose Guerrero.

 CULTURAL WORKER, 2016 Antonio Pazaran, UNTITLED, 2016 Diana Solis & (bottom) MAESTRO GUERRERO, 2016 Eric Garcia

CULTURAL WORKER, 2016 Antonio Pazaran, UNTITLED, 2016 Diana Solis & (bottom) MAESTRO GUERRERO, 2016 Eric Garcia

 RED BRAIN, 2016 Gabriel Villa

RED BRAIN, 2016 Gabriel Villa

Also on display at the museum, ROCK, PAPER, IMAGE: LITHOGRAPHS BY CLINTON ADAMS AND JUNE WAYNE.

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The DePaul Art Museum's three printmaking exhibits will be on display through March 25, 2018

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