March 23, 2012

Since the invention of the printing press by Gutenberg in 1440, the process of transferring ink to paper has continued to evolve and integrate the latest cutting-edge technology. Here in Orlando for the past 20 years, the University of Central Florida has nurtured Flying Horse Editions, a collaborative research studio committed to creating significant works of art by leading and emerging artists who fuse traditional and innovative printmaking processes.

Artists come to Flying Horse Editions to work in the graphic media of intaglio, woodcut, lithography, letterpress and silkscreen, and the results are highly collectible, limited-edition, handcrafted fine art prints and books. There are only a dozen or so fine art presses in the country, and Flying Horse Editions is one of the most distinguished on the East Coast.

IMPRINTS celebrates the legacy of the printing press as well as Flying Horse Editions’ artistry of printmaking techniques and craftsmanship of bookmaking. In addition to a display of prints, books and objects, there will be an installation of videos about the different processes of printmaking. Plus, one of the museum’s galleries will be transformed into a print studio for a series of workshops geared toward both children and adults, which will be held throughout summer.

The exhibition will have its opening reception on March 30, 2012 and will remain open for viewing until August 12, 2012.

The Mennello Museum of American Art is owned and operated by the City of Orlando. This exhibition is sponsored by the Friends of The Mennello Museum of American Art with funding from Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.