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LIMITED TIME ONLY: $200 Purchase Lesley Dill Print now and help support the MFA Book Arts + Printmaking program at UArts!

MFA Book Arts + Printmaking announces the release of a print produced at UArts by the artist Lesley Dill!

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offset lithography, letterpress printing, and flocking with handsewn threads
20 x 28 inches

This gorgeous print is being sold for $200 for a limited time only!

How to purchase

_go to https://www.uarts.edu/about/donate-now
select “give to UArts”
select “donate now”

_under GIFT AMOUNT please select other and type 225.00 in the space
( $25 includes shipping and handling) Please email us your address for shipping.
You can also pick up the print from UArts in Early November.

_under DESIGNATION scroll under the arrow to select Lesley Dill book arts / printmaking

All proceeds support our graduate student winter session travel to study in Italy.
Your support would be greatly appreciated!

For many of the UArts students who traveled to Florence, Italy, in January to study at the Santa Reparata International School of Art (SRISA), it was their first trip abroad. Our students’ passports took them on a journey they will likely never forget and one that will influence the way they think about and approach their art for a long time to come. The 12 travelers are students in the University’s MFA programs in Book Arts + Printmaking and Studio Art, directed by Cynthia Nourse Thompson. Professor Thompson has taught at SRISA, spent extensive time in Italy and understands the importance of first-hand experiences in the places where the arts our students study—and are working to sustain and evolve—originated.

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The students participated in a formal course exploring a variety of traditional and experimental techniques in printmaking and letterpress printing. Their professors included Thompson and Gail Deery, a professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art and a leading researcher on medieval book forms and their contemporary applications. Florence served as a “fluid classroom” and exceptional experiences over the two-week trip included opportunities to view original 15th century manuscripts at the famous Medicean-Laurentian Library and a private showing of the unique and precious bibles archived at the Biblioteca Riccardiana.