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2015 Programs 



Past 2014-15 Programs

“Member’s Choice” Gallery Tour and Potluck Lunch
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Noon / Art Center studios

Get reacquainted with fellow members and welcome new members as Print Club kicks off the new
season with an informal potluck lunch and social. In addition to reviewing the upcoming year’s activities,
members will tour the galleries and discuss their favorite pieces from the permanent collections.

Visions, Wars, and Utopias of Russian Avant-Garde
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Noon / Baru at the Art Center
1 pm / Levitt Auditorium

Join fellow members for a lecture in conjunction with the Des Moines Art Center print exhibition
From Icon to Abstraction: Goncharova, Krunchenykh + Rozanova, and The Great War.
Nina Gourianova, Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, Slavic Languages and Literatures,
Northwestern University will give the lecture. Members will meet for brunch in the restaurant Baru at the
Art Center prior to the lecture.

Benefactors’ Event: Commissioned Print Delivery and Reception
November TBD, 2014
Time TBD / Whiteline Lofts, Downtown Des Moines

Print Club Benefactor members are invited for the unveiling and delivery of the annual, limited-edition
commissioned print by artist Jun Kaneko at the home of Print Club president, Darren Jirsa.

Annual Holiday Party
Sunday, December 7, 2014
4 – 7 pm / 3708 Southern Hills Drive, Des Moines

Mark your calendars for a festive afternoon of holiday cheer at our traditional potluck dinner
hosted by fellow Print Club members Martha James and Michael Myszewski.

Lecture / The Prints of Halston & Warhol: Silver & Suede
Associate Curator Laura Burkhalter
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Noon / Art Center studios
1 pm / Levitt Auditorium

Join Laura Burkhalter for a discussion of the works on paper from the exhibition
Halston and Warhol: Silver and Suede. A Warhol-inspired Campbell’s tomato soup lunch
will be served beforehand in the studios.

Lecture / The Departure of the Argonaut
Curator of Prints and Drawings Amy N. Worthen
Thursday, February 26, 2015
5:30 pm / Art Center studios
7 pm / John Brady Print Gallery

Amy Worthen will talk about the contemporary Italian artist, Francesco Clemente and the print
exhibition The Departure of the Argonaut: Prints by Francesco Clemente. Enjoy an Italian themed
dinner with fellow members in the studios prior to the lecture.

Lecture / Catherine Brooks: Perspectives of a Master Printmaker
Sunday, March 1, 2015
11:30 am / Bruch (location TBD)
1 pm / Program (location TBD)

Master printmaker and author Catherine Brooks will share her experience at Crown Point Press in
San Francisco where she printed for numerous leading artists. She will have prints for show and
sale from a lifetime of work. Join fellow members for brunch
prior to the event.

Benefactors’ Event: Cocktail Reception
April 21, 2015 / 6 pm

Print Club Benefactors will receive a private invitation and further details on this very special event.

Annual Dinner and Meeting
Thursday, May 14, 2015
6 pm / Baru at the Art Center
7 pm / Levitt Auditorium

Join fellow members for this always-enjoyable night as Print Club concludes its programming year.
Highlights of the meeting include the selection of the annual Gift Print and Conservation Gift as well
as the announcement of the 2015 Commissioned Print artist, with dinner at Baru at the Art Center
prior to the meeting.

*All programs, dates, and times subject to change.