EASTON, Pa. November 19, 2009—The Experimental Printmaking Institute’s Ink Club will host a holiday sale, stretching three weekends long to create the holiday event of the season. Cookies, decorations, and music will accompany the show and sale in December (3 & 4, 10 & 11, and 17 & 18 from 3-5:30 p.m.).

Select prints from EPI’s collection will be on sale for discounted prices, not only by renowned artists but also by the printmaking students themselves. Director of EPI and art professor Curlee Raven Holton will open up the studio for viewers on the Thursdays of the sale so that his students can be seen in action.

In addition to prints, handmade holiday ornaments will be sold, created by EPI’s artist-in-residence MaryAnn Miller. Some of the prints used to create the ornaments are her own, but Miller will also use prints from artist Sam Gilliam.

The Ink Club is headed by alum Sara Smith-Katz ’07 and intern Mildred Gonzalez ’11.

Smith-Katz graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in art. Her final project included studying the history of book arts and creating, from research, her own artist books. Now a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, Smith-Katz was an Excel Scholar under EPI’s director, Curlee Raven Holton, as well as his teaching assistant.  Smith-Katz traveled to San Pedro, Costa Rica, with Holton to serve as student curator of the More Than A Book exhibition at the Centro Cultural Costarricense-Norteamericano (Costa Rican-American Cultural Center) and worked on the longest print, created at Lafayette in 2006.

Gonzalez is the Research and Documentation Intern. Gonzalez is a Writing Associate with the Lafayette College’s renowned Writing Program. This past summer, she worked with The Reciprocity Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps homeless youth attain positions in creative careers. Gonzalez is also an English and Psychology double major.