The Life of a Master Printmaker
Millikin University Web Site News • October 23, 2008
Millikin University’s Entrepreneurship Center and Art Department are pleased to announce the exhibition and catalogue release of master printmaker Ray George, on November 6, in the Perkinson Gallery at Millikin’s Kirkland Fine Arts Center.
The exhibition and catalogue are in celebration of the life and work of Ray George (1933-2005), a master printmaker and art educator of 30 years.
The exhibit is put together by Millikin University’s Art Department faculty and students as an educational experience. Over 2,400 works were catalogued. The exhibit is made up of 31 selected works, with supporting material including ceramics, jewelry, and printing plates, as well as personal tools from Ray George’s home studio.
The Ray George catalogue, Ray George: The Life of a Master Printmaker, is comprised of the selected works from the exhibit. Biographical commentary was written by Art Department Chair, Ed Walker, with a foreword by Richard Finch and James Butler, both of whom taught with George at Illinois State University. The catalogue is published by Millkin’s Bronze Man Books, a student-run publishing company.
The catalogue and select original Ray George prints will be available for purchase at Blue Connection, Millikin’s student-run retail art gallery.
This cross campus collaboration is part of the Entrepreneurship Center’s “Artist as Entrepreneur” program, which promotes self-employment in the arts.
Press Release. "The Life of a Master Printmaker." Millikin University, October 23, 2008.