Print Forum and C.A. Seward Dinner
About This Event
1:30 pm | Director’s Welcome
1:40 pm |Josie Lopez, Curator, Albuquerque Museum
2:40 pm |Roger Genser, print dealer and scholar based in California, and a leading expert in Color Block Prints
3:30 pm | Barbara Thompson, independent art historian and granddaughter of C.A. Seward
4:30 pm | Q & A discussion with audience and speakers
5 pm | Print Forum Reception
5:45 pm | C.A. Seward Dinner
The Wichita Art Museum presents the biennial Print Forum and C.A. Seward Dinner named for founding Prairie Print Maker C. A. Seward.
The Prairie Print Makers group was formed in 1930, when 11 of the best artists in Kansas gathered in the Lindsborg studio of artist Birger Sandzén. Leading the group’s formation was artist C. A. Seward. Planning to offer affordable artwork that would appeal to collectors, the Prairie Print Makers created etchings, silkscreens, aquatints, block prints, and lithographs. The collective continued until 1965.
The Forum offers an afternoon of illustrated talks on block prints. The talks expand upon WAM’s exhibitions The International Block Print Renaissance Then and Now: A Centennial Celebration of Block Prints in Wichita, Kansas, 1922-2022 and Learning from the Japanese: The International Block Print Renaissance. The Print Forum speakers will explore Wichita’s major role in expanding this renaissance.
The afternoon Print Forum is free and open to the public. The C.A. Seward Dinner is $55 per person and a cash bar will be available. RSVP deadline is Thursday, May 26. Please register online at wichitaartmuseum.org/forum to purchase dinner tickets.