Visiting Artist Series: Andrew Baldwin

August 18, 2014

Beggar's Belief, 2012

Welsh printmaker Andrew Baldwin will be visiting the Rio Grande campus from September 14-20 to work with area schoolchildren, teachers, Rio students and faculty. 

Baldwin is a member of the faculty at Aberystwyth University in Wales, where he holds the position of Senior Technician and Tutor in Printmaking and Photography. Additionally, he runs Trefeglwys Print Studio and is the inventor of several revolutionary print materials. He is a widely-exhibited professional artist, showing in Europe and America, and the winner of "Most Exceptional Artist Award" from the Federation of British Artists in 2006, and the "Welsh Artist of the Year Award in Printmaking" from the same group in 2007.

An advocate and innovator in safe studio practices, Baldwin will be consulting with Rio faculty and students regarding safer etching practices, and introducing low-toxicity processes to teacher Ellen Hadley's students at Federal Hocking High School in Stewart, Ohio. 

In conjunction with his visit, the Greer Museum will host an exhibition of Baldwin's etchings from September 18-October 10. The opening reception for the show will be on Thursday, September 18, from 5-7pm.

The project is part of the School of Fine Arts Visiting Artist Series, which is funded by the Imagine Arts Endowment.

For more information, contact School of Fine Arts Chair Benjy Davies.