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Perpich Students Featured in Access/Print 2019/2020 Virtual Exhibition

July 10, 2020

Highpoint Center for Printmaking is proud to present the ACCESS/PRINT 2019/2020 Virtual Exhibition. Three Perpich students (including one recent graduate) are featured. This online exhibition showcases artwork created by exceptional teen artists who participated in their ACCESS/PRINT program for the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 sessions. The exhibition includes work from Alexandra Alvarado (Media Arts 2020), Frankie Palmer (Visual Arts 2021), and Essence Young (Visual Arts 2021).

ACCESS/PRINT is a free mentorship program that hosts 6–10 outstanding teen artists each school year. Each teen receives over 70 hours of studio access and instruction in the printmaking arts to create a body of work. Perpich has a strong history of students being accepted to this program. In the past four years, seven Perpich students have been selected. Jeremy Lundquist, Visual Arts Instructor said, “It is an excellent opportunity to learn additional printmaking techniques and develop a cohesive body of work for exhibition in Highpoint’s gallery. This is a wonderful opportunity for these students to build off the development of the work they have made at Perpich while exploring new techniques at one of the finest printmaking centers in the world.”

Fall 2019 artists: Wini Mae Bettenburg, Violet Dolan, Essence Young
Spring 2020 artists: Alexandra Alvarado, Frankie Palmer, Milena Myankova

ACCESS/PRINT is a young artists’ mentorship program for high school students in grades 10–12. The selected participants must be highly motivated and committed to creating a strong portfolio that will be exhibited in the gallery at Highpoint. Participants will work with professional artist mentors at Highpoint’s printshop to learn printmaking processes including monoprinting, drypoint intaglio, relief block printing, and screenprinting. After this introductory period, participants will plan an independent project that uses one or more of these techniques. Through individual mentorship, peer critique, and supervised work sessions, young artists will develop printmaking skills and gain confidence in their art-making.