MAPC 2018

Go West: A Collaborative Turn

As artists working with printmaking media we are accustomed to collaboration, cooperation and community within our studios and in our processes. Do we continue to embody the pioneers, pathfinders and trailblazers and in those roles, how do we take responsibility for and acknowledge the voices of those who were exterminated or displaced? Are we continuing to create new identities and challenge our political and social realities, or do we seek to find homesteads or create utopian communities where we are removed from others? Where is a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive West in this process? How do we seek and establish cooperation and collaboration and can we be “rugged individuals” and also “good citizens”? How do we respond to cultural expectations as artists? How do we include the perspectives and experiences of diverse communities? What do we desire for the art we make and for the communities of artists that we create? Do we continue to “Go West”?

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Saturday, Oct 6, 2018

-starting at 8:30 am a couple of UW vehicles will shuttle individuals that need rides from the Hilton – 

-coffee and light pastries will be available in the Visual Art Building lobby-

9:00 am

Breakfast Meeting 

Yes, You Can! The Ups, Downs, Ins, and Outs of Hosting a Conference

Kristin Powers Nowlin, Organizer

Panelists:  Susanna Crum, Susanna Crum, Karla Hackenmiller, Kent Kapplinger (VA Lobby)

“Further West” Extended Conference  

10:00 am 

Meet vans at Visual Art parking area or at Hilton for a follow-up pick-up (app. 10:10am) 

– then we will travel west to the Snowy Mountain range… 

Coffee and rest break in Centennial, Wyoming  (arriving apx. 10:50 am and departing 11:15 am) …and on to the summit area of the Snowy Mountains (arriving apx. 11:45 and departing noon) 

Lunch and RMPA (Rocky Mountain Print Alliance) Exhibition at the Vee Bar Guest Ranch (arrive apx. 12:30 pm) …followed by time for conversation and relaxation.  Options will include time at the river, hot tub, archery, hay ride and additional charges for firing range or horse riding.    

We will reconvene in the afternoon for a panel discussion with RMPA members, followed by a barbeque dinner and fireside conversation under the stars.  

Return to Laramie around 8pm.  

*lunch, dinner, and transportation are included in the “Further West” conference fees.  Limited rooms are available at the Vee Bar guest ranch for conference members who would like to stay Saturday night.  The Vee Bar guest ranch is located about thirty minutes west of the conference site and about fifteen minutes from the Laramie Airport.   

Laramie options - Extended Conference …….for those who elect to stay in Laramie 

 10:00 – 12:00  Education Workshop:  Printmaking Methods and Translations for the K-12 Classroom              

Kathleen Frye (VA 219)  <sign up for 12 participants available at registration desk>    

10:00 – 4:00 pm   revisit exhibitions:  Visual Art Building, UW Art Museum, downtown venues

Earlier Event: October 5
Friday, Oct 5, 2018