Printer Norman Stewart to Speak about the KIA's New Exhibition
Posted: February 5, 2014
For Immediate Release -
On January 23, from 6 - 8 p.m., the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts will host a lecture by Norman Stewart, the printer of the Impressions: Selections from Stewart & Stewart exhibition. The exhibition is organized by the Stewart & Stewart printmaking facility in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, one of only a handful of contemporary print publishers in the Midwest. The artwork featured at the KIA highlights at least one work by each of the 30 artists who have come to Michigan, from 1980 to 2012, to create fine prints at Stewart & Stewart. Artists represented include: Janet Fish, Hunt Slonem, Sondra Freckelton, Yvonne Jacquette, and Jack Beal.
Impressions: Selections from Stewart & Stewart
December 21, 2013 - February 23, 2014
About Stewart & Stewart
Stewart & Stewart is a printer and publisher of fine art prints, specializing in screenprinting. Since 1980, Norman Stewart, artist/masterprinter, and his partner, Susan Stewart, a graphic designer, have invited artists to create fine print editions in their studio in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Stewart & Stewart prints are noted for a painterly approach to screenprinting; the skillful use of vibrant, transparent inks; and comprehensive print documentation. Stewart & Stewart involves the artist in every creative step of the printing process, transforming the image as it develops. Resulting original editions retain each artist's unique style and painterly "hand."
Stewart & Stewart editions are purchased and collected by a worldwide list of museums, galleries, art consultants, corporations and private individuals. Along with screenprinting, the firm has published fine editions in clich -verre, intaglio and lithography, and maintains a select inventory of additional work consigned from published artists. The print shop is located in the historical country setting of what originally was the gardeners' quarters of the Book Family summer estate, built in 1923 and once owned by Edsel Ford.