Master Printer to Give Gallery Talk on Julie Mehretu Exhibition

Tuscaloosa – In conjunction with the Cole Rogers at Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis

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.

Artist Julie Mehretu and master printer Cole Rogers work on her print exhibition. Mehretu's prints are on exhibit in the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, January 24 through March 8, 2019.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:

Cole Rogers working at Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis Cole Rogers working at Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis Cole Rogers at Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis

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