Highpoint Center for Printmaking and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design are pleased to announce a print collaboration with renowned artist and educator Kinji Akagawa in support of future generations of artists. Proceeds from sales of the print will support The Kinji Akagawa Fund for Interdisciplinary Studies at MCAD, an endowed fund providing scholarships for MCAD fine arts students exploring the interconnection between art and the world around us.
Kinji Akagawa is a public sculptor, MCAD professor and recipient of the 2007 McKnight Distinguished Artist award. This print, Here and Now: Re-view Re-think, i ≠ i was inspired by Akagawa’s love of the natural world. It features an Ukiyo-e woodcut of the sun, a color lithograph of the earth and a dark etching of the moon. Akagawa designed a simple wood frame for the piece, which he embedded with a carpenter’s level.