Maryanne Ellison Simmons (BFA 1971) celebrates 20 years of her Wildwood Press with a retrospective exhibition featuring 21 artists and 65 works at the Mitchell Museum at the Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mount Vernon, Illinois.
Founded by Simmons in 1996, Wildwood Press has driven innovation in printmaking and papermaking using traditional means in unconventional ways. Innovation and a willingness to explore whatever artists could dream are the hallmarks of Wildwood Press. Wildwood Press provides a studio grounded by the traditions of printmaking but open to the innovative impulses of creative artists, including Anne Appleby, Josely Carvalho, Damon Davis, Eva Lundsager, and fellow Stamps alumna Michele Oka Doner.
“I am always amazed by what the artists bring to this collaborative effort — how different each project is one from the other. The artists are so diverse and smart; I am blown away at every project’s uniqueness,” says Simmons.
The celebration will include gallery talks by Maryanne Ellison Simmons on June 9 and by Mary Judge on June 16.
Printmaking — A Fine Art: 20 Years of Wildwood Press, St. Louis
Cedarhurst Center for the Arts
2600 Richview Road
Mount Vernon, IL 62864