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17th Annual Helen Clark Berlind Symposium Scheduled

Program to feature Tandem Press

3/26/2008 4:43:52 PM


LYNCHBURG– The Maier Museum of Art will present the 17th Annual Berlind Symposium April 4-5 with music, screenings and tours, culminating in a panel discussion at 3 p.m.on Saturday, April 5. The Symposium is held in conjunction with the 97th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Tandem Press: Collaboration as Education.

A “Symposium Eve” celebration will take place on Friday, April 4, as the Maier will participate for the first time in Lynchburg’s First Friday’s Art Walk from 5to 8 p.m.The Maier will be a stop on the GLTC Art Trolley circuit, and live music will be provided by alternative/folk singer/songwriter, Jacqueline Stem.

On Saturday, April 5, Symposium events begin at 1:30with a screening of Tandem Press: People Living Their Passion, followed b a PBS segment, Art21: Art in the Twenty-first Century featuring contemporary artist Judy Pfaff whose work is represented in the Annual Exhibition. A tour of the exhibition will be offered at 2 p.m.with a panel discussion beginning at 3 p.m.

Discussion will focus on collaborative processes in an academic setting, and innovations in contemporary printmaking. Panelists will include Pfaff, Tandem Press Executive Director, Paula McCarthy Panczenko and master printers, Andy Rubin and Bruce Crownover.

Balancing intense planning with improvisational decision-making, Judy Pfaff creates exuberant, sprawling sculptures and installations that weave landscape, architecture, and color into a tense yet organic whole. A pioneer of installation art in the 1970s, Pfaff has received a MacArthur Foundation Award and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Pfaff represented the United Statesin the 1998 São Paolo Bienal.

Events are free and open to the public. The Maier Museum of Art is located at One Quinlan St. For more information, call the Museum at 947-8136, or email:

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations