The USD 465 Art Preservation Committee will sponsor a Prairie Print Maker exhibit opening and reception at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Winfield Public Library.
The public is invited to attend the exhibit opening and reception, featuring works of art in the USD 465 collection made by Prairie Print Makers. Featured prints include works from original Prairie Print Makers Birger Sandzen, Norma Bassett Hall, William Arthur Hall, Charles Capps, and Winfield High School alumnus Herschel Logan.
The mission of the Prairie Print Makers, organized in 1930, was “to further the interest of both artists and laymen in printmaking and collecting.” Several of the charter members went on to become regionally and nationally renowned artists, and prints by those artists are highly valued.
This exhibit, titled “Welcome Home,” features Prairie Print Maker works of art that focus on a special place, a place that one might approach with a deep sigh of comfort, an object or view that is filled with memories, or something that gives one a sudden jolt of overwhelming beauty, according to show organizer Madeline Norland.
Many of the pieces in the collection were given as gifts to Winfield schools in the 1930s.
At the opening, Winfield resident Sam Logan will share stories about his father, Winfield High School graduate Herschel Logan, one of the charter members of the Prairie Print Makers.
Those attending the reception will also have the opportunity to take part in a printmaking activity led by art teachers Martha Fitzwater and Lynn Felts.