WTAMU Schedules Opening
of Vermillion Editions, Limited
The art program at West Texas A&M University will host the studio opening of its new Vermillion Editions, Limited at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 5 at Sunset Center.
Vermillion Editions, Limited, a Minneapolis-based print shop founded in the late 70s by master printer Steven Andersen, is now part of the WTAMU art program and housed in Space 70 at Sunset Center in Amarillo. Andersen’s skills attracted artists from around the world and made Vermillion Editions a leading printmaking studio for such artists as Chuck Close, Red Groomes and William Wegman. The print shop and all its equipment now offers a world of opportunities for the WTAMU art program, its faculty and students.
“This is very exciting for us,” Scott Frish, associate professor of art, said. “It is visionary and we’re very fortunate to put our hands on this. There is no other place where students can get experience on this type of equipment, and it definitely raises the bar for our program.”
Members of the art faculty negotiated the purchase of the iconic equipment during the summer months of 2009 and moved the complete studio from Minnesota to Amarillo in September in two 55-foot semi trailers. The studio will be used for teaching and for creating limited edition prints by visiting and guest artists at WTAMU. Frish also hopes to create an experiential art gallery for collaborations between the WTAMU art program and the Amarillo art community.
For more information about Vermillion Editions, Limited, call Frish at 806-651-2793.