Art Professor Benjamin Rinehart Featured in Large-Scale Printmaking Exhibition

Posted on: August 8th, 2014 by Rick Peterson

Lawrence University art professor Benjamin Rinehart is one of 41 printmakers whose large-scale relief prints will be exhibited Aug. 9-17 at Manitowoc’s Rahr-West Art Museum.

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Benjamin Rinehart’s large-scale print “Full Melt” will be part of an exhibition Aug. 9-17 at Manitowoc’s Rahr-West Art Museum.

Most artists created a large — 60” x 36” — relief print July 21-25 during a public printmaking event in Manitowoc that attracted artists from around the country and included the use of a city-owned steamroller.

Following the exhibition at the Rahr-West Art Museum, the prints will be showcased at the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum in Two Rivers through the end of October. Additional venues are being scheduled both nationally and internationally.

A member of the Lawrence faculty since 2006, Rinehart specializes in socially-charged images with an emphasis on printmaking, book constructions, painting and drawing. His work is included in numerous public and private collections and has been exhibited both nationally and internationally.

Prior to Lawrence, Rinehart taught at Pratt Institute, Rutgers/Mason Gross School of the Arts, Long Island University, Fordham University, FIT, and Manhattan Graphics Center. He also has served as a visiting artist at institutions around the country, including the Center for Book Arts, Pyramid Atlantic, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Brookfield Craft Center and the John Michael Kohler Art Center. He is the author of the book “Creating Books & Boxes.”

About Lawrence University
Founded in 1847, Lawrence University uniquely integrates a college of liberal arts and sciences with a nationally recognized conservatory of music, both devoted exclusively to undergraduate education. It was selected for inclusion in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2015 and the book “Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About College.” Individualized learning, the development of multiple interests and community engagement are central to the Lawrence experience. Lawrence draws its 1,500 students from nearly every state and more than 50 countries.

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