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  • Cathie Rowand | The Journal Gazette Gallery coordinator Maddie Miller hangs Brian Johnson's “No. 1388” screen print for the “38th National Print Exhibition” that opens today at Artlink.

  • “Hair Day 1” by Esther Delaquis-Baidoo; linocut, Chine-collé collagraph

  • “Conflagration” by Carrie Lingscheit; intagalio print

  • “Signs” by Johanna Mueller; a relief engraving, Chine-collé collagraph

  • Cathie Rowand | The Journal Gazette Gallery Coordinator Maddie Miller flips through Teddy Lepley III's "Relations and Revelations" accordion book, etching, letter press. The 38th National Print Exhibition, opens Friday at Artlink

  • Cathie Rowand | The Journal Gazette 38th National Print Exhibition, which opens Friday at Artlink

Friday, March 30, 2018 1:00 am

Artlink opens 38th National Print Exhibition

If you go

What: “38th National Print Exhibition”

When: Noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; runs through May 11

Where: Artlink, 300 E. Main St.

Admission: Free

Artlink opens its “38th National Print Exhibition” tonight.

The show features more than 70 pieces using a variety of print methods including lithograph, woodcutting, screen printing and mezzotint. Winners chosen by juror Liz Maugans will be announced tonight during an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m.

Gallery coordinator Maddie Miller says the show is a great opportunity for printmakers to get their work seen and build their résumé. This year's exhibition received 300 submissions from around the country, a record for the show.

Some of the types of works on display, such as digital prints, are a nod to the changing times.

“The print world is kind of moving into a more contemporary place that's considering more types of print than it has in the past, so that's really exciting,” Miller says.

A Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum letterpress workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to noon April 15 with Stephanie Carpenter. Then, Cinema Center will screen “Pressing On: The Letterpress Film” at 2 p.m. The film examines why letterpress printing has survived in the digital age. Go to to register for the workshop. Tickets for the movie can be purchased through Cinema Center.

– Corey McMaken, The Journal Gazette