KINGSVILLE – Currently on display in the Ben Bailey Art Gallery at Texas A&M University-Kingsville are a number of prints made in an unusual way. No normal press was used to make these prints although they were pressed, literally. During the recent Artwalk in downtown Kingsville, prints made on large wooden blocks were pressed on paper using a steam roller normally reserved for construction or road work.
These prints are now on display at the gallery through Friday, Dec. 2, in an exhibit entitled Kingsville Inksville. The art gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
To make the prints, artists carved oversize woodcuts that were then inked, covered in archival paper and padding. The steam roller simply rolls over the paper and block and when the paper is peeled away, the print is revealed.
Prints were made by Lenard Brown, Houston, one block; Luis Contrerras, South Texas College, McAllen, one block; Celeste de Luna, South Texas College, Harlingen, one block; Ramon Barela, University of Texas-Pan Am, Edinburg, one block; Mario Godinez, Roma, one block; Paul Valadez, University of Texas-Pan Am, Edinburg, one block; Duane Johnson, Arts Talk Radio, Austin, one block; Greg Rubio and Texas A&M-Kingsville students, one block; Fulden Wissinger and A&M-Kingsville students, two blocks; Jesus De La Rosa and A&M-Kingsville students, two blocks; Luis Valderas and Art to the 3rd Power, San Antonio, one block; Kim Bishop and Art to the 3rd Power, San Antonio, one block; Paul Karam and Art to the 3rd Power, San Antonio, one block; Carlos G. Gomez, University of Texas-Brownsville, one block; and Jim Kane, Stone Metal Press, San Antonio, one block.
Texas A&M-Kingsville students who participated included Rosana Acevedo, Alyssa C. Alaniz, Ashley R. Aldaco, Sylvia S. Bustamante, Griselda Duran, Jasmina J. Kocurek, Brittany R. Lipton, Jolinda T. Martinez, Andrew K. Peiler, Amanda L. Perez, Teresa Rincon, Jimmy D. Snowden, Reeva R. Soliz, Lydia A. Holt, Catarina Mendietta, Veronica N. Perry, Jorge R. Ponce, Nicholas A. Resio, Casandra D. Reyes, Christina Sepulveda, Nicole Falcon, Linda Lopez, Tracy Munoz, Michael Kollodzig, Juan Duran, Bradford Chabot, Bobby Mesa, Rudy Loera, Jessica Eldridge, Gabriel Mackey, Penny Torres, Jessica De Leon, Stephanie Green, America Banuelos, Melissa Hans and Cody Brelsford
Students from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi include Liana Badillo, Denise Benavides, David Caston, Lisette Chavez, Theresa Childress, Avenlen Cisneros, Ana Cortes, Sonya Cortez, Katie Cottle, Van Dang, Monica Garcia, Nick Garza, Erik Hinz, Nathaneal Huffman, Sam Loyd, Sabrina Martinez, Weizhen Qiao, James Rowe, Ricardo Ruiz Sr., Ricardo Ruiz Jr., George Stockner, Kitty Thompson, Aline Trejo and Connie Zamorano.
For more information, call 361-593-3401.