January 11, 2011

The University of Central Florida is teaming up with the Orlando Museum of Art to host the area’s first national fine arts print fair next month.

“Impressions Orlando” will offer the public a chance to peruse and buy high-quality, limited-edition works by emerging and established artists from New York City and elsewhere.

The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, at UCF’s Center for Emerging Media in downtown Orlando –- the home of UCF’s fine arts press, Flying Horse Editions. Flying Horse Editions is a nonprofit publisher of limited-edition prints, books and art objects by internationally renowned artists.

Lectures and demonstrations about fine arts printing also will be scheduled during the weekend fair.

“It will be a unique opportunity to learn about contemporary art and for collectors to purchase pieces at affordable prices,” said Theo Lotz, Flying Horse’s studio director.

Print publishers scheduled to attend are: Forth Estate, One Eye Pug, David Krut Press, Michael Steinberg Editions, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop and Flying Horse Editions.

“Impressions Orlando” will be hosted in partnership with the Orlando Museum of Art’s Acquisition Trust –- the museum’s contemporary collecting arm, which has been purchasing works for the permanent collection for more than 25 years.

The fair will be free and open to the public. UCF’s Center for Emerging Media is located at 500 W. Livingston St. in downtown Orlando.

For more information about Flying Horse Editions, visit http://www.flyinghorse.cah.ucf.edu/