Art Encounter
Visit Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center’s Current Art Encounter
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC .
Make a Collage
May 3 – June 29

Dorothy Anderson Grow creates intaglio prints with bold colored shapes and flowing lines forming large graphic compositions. Yet, a closer look reveals multiple layers and entangled forms. They compel the viewer to examine and become involved in the work. Dorothy Anderson Grow prints a series of three or four hand-inked etching prints and proceed to diversify each finished outcome. The layers of monotype, collage and pencil placed upon each etching print create a final work that transcends each independent layer.

Intaglio printing is the opposite of relief printing. The design is cut, scratched, or etched into the printing surface or plate, which can be copper, zinc, aluminum, magnesium, plastics, or even coated paper. The printing ink is rubbed into etched areas and the surface is wiped clean. Unlike surface printing, intaglio printing—which is actually a process of embossing the paper into the incised lines—requires considerable pressure. Intaglio processes are probably the most versatile of the printmaking methods, as various techniques can produce a wide range of effects.

Lansing Art Gallery’s Art Encounter: SEE | CONNECT | CREATE -runs concurrently with the monthly and bi-monthly exhibitions in the gallery and is offered during all gallery open hours. In the Art Encounter, visitors are encouraged to explore Lansing Art Gallery in a new capacity including a fun and interactive self-guided activity in the exhibition space and an art making experience in the Education Center.

Special thanks to those who make this program possible! The pilot year of Art Encounter is funded in part by Capital Region Community Foundation, Mariel Foundation, the Joe D. Pentecost Foundation. Additional support for 2017 was provided by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs through a New Leaders Grant.