Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State University presents EPIC
EPIC - a print exhibit at KSU's Zuckerman Museum of Art
artGuide art news blog is delighted to present the newest exhibit at the Zuckerman Museum of Art at KSU - EPIC. The newest Contemporary Art Museum in the state of Georgia, the Zuckerman is located on the beautiful campus of KSU and provides patrons innovative, thought-provoking exhibitions.
“EPIC presents prints by members of the Southern Graphics Council International (SGC International), a not-for profit educational organization committed to informing their members about issues and processes concerning original prints, drawings, book arts, and handmade paper. It is the nation’s largest organization of printmakers. The Southern Graphics Councils (SGC) was co-founded in 1972 by Boyd Saunders, Bernie Solomon, and John O’Neil with the intent of joining artists together to advocate, celebrate, and collect contemporary printmaking in America. In 2010 the organization’s name was changed to the Southern Graphics Council International to remain true to tradition and origin, yet reflect an expanding membership.
The SGC International archive and print collection began in 1979 when the organization’s first historian, Dr. Thomas Dewey, initiated open portfolio sessions and accepted the first sets of portfolios. The print portfolios, along with historical documents and photos, were originally housed at Dewey’s affiliate institution, The University of Mississippi.
The ZMA permanently acquired the collection in 2013. The collection will continue to grow as the ZMA receives future works from the SGC International’s annual conference. In March of 2017, SGC International celebrates its 45th year with the 2017 Conference in Atlanta, Ga. SGC International is committed to showcasing members’ work through open portfolio sessions an archiving, and the ZMA is proud to be the recipient and caretaker of this ever-growing collection of prints by students, professors, and professional members.” – Valerie Dibble, Archives Coordinator, SGC International