Tuscaloosa – In conjunction with the Sarah Moody Gallery of Arts’ current exhibition, Highpoint Center for Printmaking’s artistic director and master printer, Cole Rogers, will give a gallery talk on the prints of Julie Mehretu, Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. in 103 Garland Hall. Alabama native Cole Rogers is a co-founder of Highpoint Center for Printmaking. As the center's artistic director and master printer, he has worked with Julie Mehretu since 2004 to develop the print project that became the current exhibition. From 1995–2000 Rogers was print shop director and printmaking coordinator at Minneapolis College of Art and Design, where he taught, shaped curriculum and advocated for the art of printmaking. Previously he was chief printer at AKASHA in Minneapolis, Minn., and a senior printer at Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, N.M. Rogers earned his BFA in printmaking from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, his MFA in printmaking from The Ohio State University and a master printer certificate from Tamarind Institute. Collaborative works published by Highpoint Editions under the guidance and direction of Rogers have been featured in national and international venues including the Museum of Modern Art, International Print Center (New York), the University of Peking (Beijing), Shanghai University (China), Boston University, Minneapolis Institute of Art and Walker Art Center, as well as the permanent collections of many major museums, corporations and numerous private collections around the world. The Sarah Moody Gallery’s Farley Moody Galbraith Endowed Exhibition for 2019, Excavations: The Prints of Julie Mehretu, opens January 24 and runs through March 8, 2019. Excavations originated at the Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis, where Cole Rogers collaborated with Mehretu on the project. The public is invited to the opening reception for the exhibition, Thursday, Jan. 24 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in 103 Garland Hall. Image credits: Courtesy Highpoint Center for Printmaking and Julie Mehretu. The Sarah Moody Gallery of Art is supported by The University of Alabama College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Art and Art History. For further information, contact the gallery at 348-1891 or go to our website: https://art.ua.edu/gallery/smga/. Garland Hall is a five-minute walk from the Campus Drive Parking Deck and Bus Hub on Hackberry Lane. Information about visitor parking is available here: http://bamaparking.ua.edu/visitor-information/. For more information about The University of Alabama’s programs in studio art and art history, go here: https://art.ua.edu/academics/.