Miyamoto, three UH Hilo Art students participate in international portfolio project

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Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2006
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

University of Hawaii at HiloArt Professor Wayne Miyamoto and three UH Hilo students, Shannon Hickey, Jacob Medina and Rory Wick, have work included in a portfolio cultural exchange involving artists and art students in the United States and China organized by the Boston Printmakers Association.

“Translations: An Exchange between the United States and China,” includes work in various printmaking media by undergraduate and graduate students, artists and faculty from the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, the Boston Printmakers Association, the Art Institute of Boston, Miami University of Ohio, University of Arizona, and UH Hilo.

The works by Miyamoto, Hickey, Medina and Wick are intaglio prints from individual metal plates. The plates are etched in an acid solution and worked with various tools to make an image that can hold ink below the top surfaces of the plate. The plate is inked individually by hand and then printed on archival paper. Every artist created print editions of 25 or 28 prints; the work is collated into the portfolios and each artist is represented by their print in every portfolio.

The portfolio will be included in the permanent collections of the China Art Academy in Hangzhou and the participating colleges and universities in the United States, including UH Hilo. The complete portfolio will be included in the Print Archives of the Boston Printmakers Association, which is one of the oldest existing arts organizations in the U.S.

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