Recent Prints - Alice Kay McMillan
Alice Kay McMillan holds the BA from Furman University and
the MFA from East Tennessee State University and is an instructor in visual art
at Wofford College and USC Upstate. She has had numerous single and group
exhibitions throughout the SC Upstate and her work has been included in
National Parks Academy of the Arts touring exhibitions.
In the current exhibition of prints, the process for
most is polyester plate lithography; others are solarplate etchings.
Some prints are hand-tinted.
Polyester lithographs are made using a thin, paper-like
polyester plate similar to those used for offset lithograph. Marks are made on
the plate either by hand with permanent markers, or through digital printing on
the laser printer. Then the plate is drenched with water before oil-based
lithography ink is rolled onto it. The ink adheres only to the marks. The
prints were then created using a basic Blick etching press and good-quality
In Solarplate etching a metal plate, pretreated with
photo-sensitive film, is exposed with a black-inked transparency either in an
exposure unit, or outside in the sun. The plate hardens everywhere but under
the black artwork. After exposure, the plate is washed in water, and the
artwork appears as if cut into the plate. This process can be used to produce
relief prints or intaglio plates. Even tonal areas may be simulated. Now
used by many professionals, Solarplate is non-toxic and environmentally
The exhibition is a narrative of a trip with the artist’s
daughter Emma to Washington DC and back on the Southern Crescent train. It has
become, in process, a memorial to her cousin, a cancer victim.
The Martha Cloud Chapman Gallery
Campus Life Building
April 11 - May 31, 2013
Wofford College during the tenure of President Benjamin B. Dunlap, 2000 – 2013
As President Dunlap plans for his retirement from the presidency of Wofford College, this valedictory exhibition looks at the changes and new directions for the college under his leadership. From growth in the student body, to enhancements in academic programs, to major capital improvement, Wofford has been in a state of constant development during the past thirteen years. This exhibition reminds of these changes as we prepare for more to come.
April 13 - May 31, 2013
The Sandor Teszler Library Gallery
Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina