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NIU School of Art printmaker earns kudos in Belgrade

August 28, 2014

Second International Printmaking TriennialMichael Barnes, professor of printmaking in the NIU School of Art and Design, is off to Serbia, where his work is being featured in the Second International Printmaking Triennial.

Held in Belgrade, the exhibition of Barnes’ work is being presented at the Centre for Graphic Arts and Visual Researches AKADEMIJA, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Arts Belgrade.

While in Serbia, Barnes also will work at the Centre for Graphic Arts and Visual Research for two weeks to present lectures, panels and workshops and to publish a work of art with their master printer. The travel and professional activities are being funded by the Fulbright Specialist Project Barnes recently earned.

“Michael Barnes critically treats aggressiveness in human nature,” the Triennial website states, “by analyzing the form of weapons through his explicit commitment to meticulous drawing and skillful usage of lithographic media.”