Highpoint Center for Printmaking is ten years old this year, and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts is helping celebrate the occasion with the exhibition, Highpoint Editions: Decade One. In a video for the show, the MIA interviews master printmaker Cole Rogers, artist Todd Norsten, and executive director Carla McGrath (formerly of the Walker’s Education and Community Programs department), among others, about the center’s growing reputation for international projects that are complex and superbly executed. Also featured, the Julie Mehretu print Entropia, co-published by Highpoint and the Walker in 2004, following her Walker exhibition, Julie Mehretu: Drawing into Painting. Norsten’s Highpoint piece is similar to one in the Walker collection; the text piece — a screenprint that mimics blue painter’s tape — reads “Ceaseless Endless Timeless Boundless,” whereas the Walker’s piece says, “Ceaseless Boundless Endless Joy.” The sentiment fits the Walker’s wishes for another decade — or ten — of success for our friends at Highpoint.
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