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Winter print sale features affordable art by IU students, professors

Creating art is a labor of love that is enhanced by watching others derive pleasure from its beauty or message.

That thought helped propel Aimee Denault, a Masters in Fine Art student in Indiana University's Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts printmaking department, to organize a fine art print sale for the holiday and winter season, located off-campus at new gallery space in downtown Bloomington.

"Lots of printmaking students have numerous copies of an image, kept in drawers or a closet," Denault said. "I want people to enjoy them in their homes or on their office walls."

The winter print sale features works by current students and professors, including professor Edward Bernstein and visiting assistant professor Chris Dacre, and archived works dating back to the 1970s. The sale is going on now through Jan. 29 at Thrive Health and Wellbeing Center, 412 W. Fourth St. in downtown Bloomington, a block west of WonderLab.

Hours for the sale are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, or by appointment by emailing

Prints are priced affordably, ranging from $2 to $12 for cards and $5 to $100 for screen prints, etchings, woodcuts, intaglio prints and lithographs.

The Masters in Fine Art Printmaking Program at the Radford School was rated fifth in the nation by U.S. News and World Report in 2008, and draws worldwide attention thanks to professor emeritus and prominent printmaker Rudy Pozzatti.

"There is a serious art lineage here in the department," Denault said. "This winter print sale is a good way to showcase our program and give the public a chance to buy original works made by our own students and professors in time for the holidays."