HCC Southwest participates in PrintHouston 2014

By Susan Loucks | Jul 7, 2014

Houston Community College Southwest is proudly partnering with PrintMatters Houston to host Impressions 2014, the West Loop Campus showing of the regional show PrintHouston 2014. PrintHouston 2014, is an area-wide exhibition incorporating over 25 of the most prestigious museums and galleries, stretching from Houston to Galveston, including the Museum of Fine Arts, showcasing the most noted print artists in the Gulf Coast area.

HCC Southwest is one of three colleges represented in this year’s nationally recognized exhibition. Free and open to the public, the Impressions 2014 gallery opening reception is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 8. The HCC Southwest West Loop Gallery is located at 5601 West Loop South. The West Loop Gallery exhibition features pieces from 25 PrintMatters Houston members.

 “Visitors will experience the work of area printmakers and their diverse tools and processes as they explore an art form, dating back to 15,000 B.C.” said Pat Porcynaluk, HCC Southwest Art Instructor and Impressions 2014 Exhibit Coordinator. “Several of the exhibition participants will be on hand at the reception to help our students and communities learn about printmaking materials, techniques and the creative process.” 

The regional exhibition, Print Houston 2014 includes a variety of original printmaking techniques and provides an introduction to a variety of original print processes. The exhibition is a summer-long celebration of original prints, the artists who create them and the people who collect them, while PrintMatters Houston is the largest Printmaking Organization in the Gulf Coast Region.

PrintHouston 2014 marks the third summer in which the organization has provided multiple opportunities for viewing innovative and exciting original printmaking techniques. The exhibition is one of many to come to the West Loop Gallery. The West Loop Campus art gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

The artwork will be available for viewing at the West Loop Gallery through the end of the July.