On the surface, printmaking is one of the less glamorous stepchildren of the visual arts. Sure, its a discipline combining technical craft and detailed vision, but the finer elements of the process are little known to the general public. A real artist struggles alone with intractable materials and personal demons, eking out irreproducible masterpieces. By comparison, printmakers seem owlish, staid, and yeoman-like. Joe Segura, master printmaker and cofounder, with Lisa Sette, of Segura Publishing Company in Tempe, sets the record straight in a free gallery talk. Collaboration is the name of the game for Segura, whose command of printmaking media has fused with the feisty temperaments of artists such as William Weimaraner Wegman, Brazilian experimentalist Vik Muniz, and SMoCA associate curator Cassandra Coblentz.
Thu., Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m., 2007