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PEARS Printmaking Education and Research Studio
12th Annual Summer Printmaking Workshop

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Nichole MauryNichole Maury
Visiting Printmaker

Nichole Maury lives and works in Kalamazoo, MI where she is an Associate Professor of Art and Coordinator of the Printmaking program at Western Michigan University. Maury’s prints have been included in several international and national venues including The International Print Center New York, The Scuola di Grafica, Venice, Italy, The Chicago Cultural Center, and The Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI.  She has been awarded residencies at The Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium, The Kala Art Institute of Art, Berkeley, CA, Women’s Studio Workshop, NY, and Jentel, WY and her prints have been included in several publications such as New American Paintings (Vol. 89), and Printmakers Today (Schiffer Publishing 2010).

Maury’s prints are in the collections of The Midwest Museum of America Art, The New Orleans Museum of Art, Kala Art Institute, Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper at The State University of New Jersey, Bradley University, Columbia College Chicago, The University of Iowa, Minot State University and various other public and private collections.

Maury’s website: www.nicholemaury.com

Kent KapplingerKent Kapplinger
PEARS Director

Kent Kapplinger, Associate Professor of Visual Arts, has been on the faculty of North Dakota State University since 1992. Kapplinger founded the Printmaking, Education and Research Studio (PEARS) in 1998 and continues today as its director and master printer. He has received fellowships from the Hungarian Multicultural Center, North Dakota Council on the Arts, Woodstock School of Art, New York and Vinalhaven Press, Maine. His art has been shown in over 180 individual and group exhibitions and his work is part of more than 40 public and corporate collections, including Special Collections Department & Rare Books Room at the University of Colorado; The Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette; McMaster University at Hamilton in Ontario, Canada; Johnson & Johnson Company in New Jersey; Springfield Hospital in Maryland; and The Print Consortium in Missouri.

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