St. Louis welcomes Printmaking Conference

SGC International is the largest print organization in North America, and its annual conference is the biggest annual gathering focused on the field of printmaking. This year’s conference, titled Equilibrium, is hosted in St. Louis by the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis. Artists from all 50 states as well as Canada, South and Central America, and Europe will be in attendance. According to the conference organizers,2011 SGCI Conference logo

The conference theme Equilibrium addresses printmaking’s timeless ability to absorb constant change and to balance complementary forces within the shifting landscape of the field. . . . Equilibrium explores the challenges, fluctuating forces, currents, and (new) waves, as well as the poise, reflection, and continuity of print in the 21st century.

MOCRA will be among several museums and galleries participating in the conference’s Saturday events held in the Grand Center Arts District. Come visit us during our regular hours on Saturday, March 19, 2011, to see MOCRA’s exhibition of Georges Rouault’s Miserere et Guerre series, then stroll over to the other museums and galleries in Grand Center for an unforgettable concentration of the best in printmaking past, present, and future.

Find links to the conference website, and additional information,  on the MOCRA website.

— David Brinker, Assistant Director

The Art of Dancing in the Street

For folks in the St. Louis region (or who might be passing through), there is a plethora of activity going on near MOCRA this Saturday, September 26, 2009. Most significantly for us, the museum will be participating in a gallery walk from 1 to 4 p.m. (Click here for a map of participating galleries.)

The gallery walk coincides with the third annual Dancing in the Street Festival, a celebration kicking off the fall arts season in the Grand Center Arts District. This event, featuring more than 50 dance companies and 700 dancers, runs from 1 to 9 p.m.

And, if all of that hasn’t exhausted your feet or your appetite for culture, you can round things off with the Midtown Alley Street Fest, held on Locust Street just to the east of Grand Center, running from 4 to 10 p.m.

More info about the gallery walk, and how to get to MOCRA, is on the MOCRA website. We hope to see you on Saturday.

— David Brinker, Assistant Director