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Maier Museum Gears up for Fall Season

New exhibits and programs offered

9/13/2006 2:54:46 PM


LYNCHBURG, VA.–The Maier Museum of Art at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College will open two new exhibitions, New Prints 2006: COLOR and New Paper on September 16, 2006. Both will run through December 8, 2006.

New Prints 2006: COLORconsists of 27 prints by 24 artists from across the country in which color plays a primary role in the concept or execution of the final image. Juror Sarah Suzuki, assistant curator of prints and illustrated books at the Museumof Modern Art, writes about the selection process, “Although a purposeful use of color unites all the works in this exhibition, other thematic commonalities began to emerge as well. A narrative trend, the desire to tell a story, is certainly pervasive.”

IPCNY is a non-profit institution founded to promote the greater appreciation and understanding of the fine art print worldwide. Marking the fifth anniversary of IPCNY, New Prints 2006: COLOR is the twenty-first presentation of its New Prints Program, a series of exhibitions highlighting exceptional contemporary prints made within the past year by artists at all stages of their careers.

New Paper, curated by Museum staff, will feature a selection of contemporary paintings on paper, prints, and drawings that been acquired in recent years for the permanent collection of the Maier Museumof Art. Among the notable artists included will be Brice Marden, Agnes Denes, and Bill Jensen. Museum director Karol Lawsonnotes, “We are fortunate indeed to be able to offer nationally prominent artists to the community for study and enjoyment. We are looking forward to presenting a season filled with vibrant, strong art.”

The exhibitions will be accompanied by several programs throughout the autumn season:

Family Program

Prints and Printesses

Sunday, September 18, 2 P.M.

Boys and girls ages 5-12 will be treated like royalty while they explore printmaking through hands-on art activities. Families are invited to learn about and participate in some of the rich varieties of printmaking techniques. Discover how you can turn lowly household objects into printmaking tools (with the approval of the kingdom’s nobility, of course). Participants will use their new-found printmaking skills to adorn their own crown and create works of art to take home to decorate the castle walls. Refreshments will be served.

Participants are asked to pre-register. Drop-ins also welcome 2-4 P.M.on the day of the event. Participation fees will be collected at the door. The cost is $4.25 per child for Museummembers; $5 per child for the general public. Schools and youth groups are encouraged to attend; call Martha Johnsonat 434-947-8136 for group rates. To pre-register, please send an e-mail to or call 434-947-8136.

Please note, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Music at the Maier

Philidor Percussion Group

Friday, September 29, 2006, 8 P.M.

Drums, thunder sheet, marimba, cymbal, wood drum, xylophone, spinning plate, flower pot gong, metal wash tub, glockenspiel, open-ended wrenches, duck call, alarm bells, timpani, pitched water glasses, electrical conduit pipes, bowed saw, clock chimes, siren whistles…Is this a garage sale checklist? No, these are just a few instruments played by the Philidor Percussion Group, whose performance will kick off the 10th anniversary of Music at the Maier.

Based in Durham, North Carolina, and active since 1991, the lively and innovative Philidor is a chamber group that performs composed music written for percussion instruments. Named after 17th -century kettle drummers Jacque and Andre Philidor, the group is composed of percussionists John R. Beck, Rob Falvo, and Wiley A. Sykes, III. Tickets for M

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations