Art and Visual Technology Announces New Initiative with Friends of Art and Navigation Press

Posted: February 22, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason’s Department of Art and Visual Technology (AVT) has announced a membership opportunity with Friends of Art and Navigation Press that brings the best of contemporary art to today’s collectors while supporting educational activities within the program.

“Over the past three decades, George Mason’s Department of Art and Visual Technology has established a national reputation,” notes AVT Chair Harold Linton, who announced the new program. He adds that Navigation Press: Prints, Books and Multiples builds on this reputation with its master printmaking and publishing program.

The first goal of Navigation Press is to establish an annual program in which distinguished artists make prints in collaboration with a team of printmaking faculty and students, both graduate and undergraduate.

This fall’s 2006-07 Professional Lecture Series/Friends of Art Distinguished Visiting Artist will be renowned Washington, D.C.-based artist Renée Stout. Stout has had solo exhibitions at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and the Kornblatt and Chapel Galleries in Washington, D.C.

Her work is displayed in the collections of the Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, and Allegheny Community College, Penn., as well as many private collections. She was the honored recipient of the African-American Master Artists in Residency Program, Northeastern University, Boston.

Navigation Press inaugural events include a public lecture, exhibit and a workshop with Stout. Members and students will have occasions to interact with the artist in these and subsequent programs. Dates, locations and further information for the artist programs will be announced soon.

Membership in Friends of Art includes a hand-printed, signed work; private social gatherings; demonstrations and tours; and the satisfaction of supporting a unique educational process. Friends of Art welcomes individuals, businesses and organizations as members.

For more information, call Linton at 703-993-4615; Helen Frederick, coordinator, Printmaking and Navigation Press Publications, at 703-993-1013; or George Mason’s Department of Art and Visual Technology at 703-993-8898.

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