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Artist Mitch Lyons Will Give Presentation on Monoprints

New London resident Mitch Lyons will conduct a workshop on clay monotypes on Wednesday, February 9, at 1:00 p.m. in Alumnae Hall. His workshop will be one of the many highlights during the week-long 22nd Annual Immaculata University Art Show of which Mitch is one of over 200 participating artists. The workshop is free and open to the public.
Mitch earned his Master of Fine Arts Degree in Ceramics from Tyler School of Art, and his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Graphics from the University of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. His clay monoprints can be found in numerous private and public collections throughout the United States, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Woodmere Museum, American University and the University of Delaware. Mitch has had exhibitions of his work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; Noyes Museum in New Jersey; Kalmar Lans Museum, Kalmar, Sweden; and the Vonderau Museum, Fulda, Germany.
He is a recipient of a Pennsylvania Council of the Arts Visual Arts Grant. Mitch has taught at West Chester University, Moore College of Art, Rowan University, Alfred University, and the University of Delaware. In the past ten years he has led over 100 workshops.
Since 1968, he has been pioneering his image making from a slab of clay. First, a slab of stoneware clay is rolled out about ¼" thick. After allowing the slab to dryto a "leather hard" consistency, colored slips are made using China clay and permanent pigments. These colored slips are brushed on, dried and rolled into the clay slab, one color over another, building the design with images, colors, and textures on the "matrix."
Mitch comments that his development of clay monoprints is a marriage of his interest in clay and 42 years experience in print making.
The Immaculata University Art Show is held Sunday, February 6, through Sunday, February 13, with a ticketed Preview Reception on Saturday, February 5. Proceeds from the Art Show benefit the University´s scholarship fund. For more information on the Art Show, call 610-647-4400, ext. 3126 or visit www.immaculataartshow.com.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.

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