Little River Print Project Launched

April 1, 2013

Katherine Cox, Benjy Davies and students examine a printing plate.

Associate Professor of Art Benjy Davies invited Huntington-based artist Katherine Cox to be the first participant in the Little River Print Project. This initiative will bring regional and national artists to Rio's campus to create original lithographs, screenprints, etchings and woodcuts with Davies and Rio students. The prints will be created in editions of 20, with the artist receiving ten prints and the Art program keeping the other ten. One print from each edition will become part of the Esther Allen Greer Museum's permanent collection, and each printer will recieve one print in lieu of payment. The remainder of the prints will be available for sale.

Cox is completing two separate two-color photo-lithographs for her project. Each print is 11x15", printed on white paper, and both feature a house shape, with stones, tree branches and berries. In addition to the printed elements, the finished work will include hand-coloring. The prints should be completed by mid-April. Davies will serve as the Master Printer, with Rio students assisting and apprenticing. 

In addition to being a working artist, Katherine Cox is also the Education Director for the Huntington Museum of Art. She and her husband Jonathon Cox, who is a professor of Sculpture at Marshall University, will have a two-person show at The Art Store in Charleston WV in May 2013.