Hand Print Press has been teaching dozens of printmaking techniques in the studios of the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Missouri-Kansas City for 15 years. Traditional etching, lithography, woodcut and photo etching are distinct art forms. By producing multiples of the same work, the various forms of printmaking democratized visual art and made the acquisition of original works possible for the working class. Big ups for the working class and their Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec posters. The French working class was totally into the Moulin Rouge, right? Anyway, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (12345 College Boulevard in Overland Park) presents Hand Print Press: 15 Years, a retrospective of work from the studio’s artists. The exhibit, which runs through March 7, features pieces by 21 artists, including Giclée prints by Merlynn Lazorow, monoprints by Lloyd duPont and Lynn Manos, and contemporary inkjet prints by Michael Schonhoff and Lois Thompson. For more information, call 913-469-3000 or see nermanmuseum.org.
Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Tuesdays-Thursdays, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts: Dec. 11. Continues through March 7, 2009