LEWISTON — Japanese printmaking is the focus of an exhibition at the Bates College Museum of Art and of a lecture at the college at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, in Room 104 of the Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St.

“Japanese Printmaking, Yesterday and Today,” the lecture by artist and teacher Hideki Kimura, is open to the public at no cost. For more information, call 207-786-8212.

Kimura, who teaches printmaking at Kyoto (Japan) City University of Arts, co-curated the exhibition “Redefining the Multiple: 13 Japanese Printmakers,” showing at Bates through Dec. 14. Kimura also presents work in the exhibition.

The adventurous printmakers in “Redefining The Multiple” expand traditional concepts of what printmaking is and what form a print or multiple may take. They explore a wide array of imagery through contemporary and historic techniques and media. Media represented in the show include etching, aquatint, monotype, screen printing, photographic processes, woodcut and three-dimensional work in felt, cast resin and video.

Kimura creates monotypes that investigate translucence and opacity by squeegeeing acrylic onto glass. 

Also showing at the Bates College Museum of Art through Dec. 14 is “Selections from Berenice Abbott’s ‘Portrait of Maine,’ ” comprising images from the museum collection that Abbott, a Maine resident and well-known 20th-century American photographer, made for her last book, 1968’s “A Portrait of Maine.”

The museum is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and until 7 p.m. Wednesdays while Bates is in session. Admission is open to the public at no cost. For more information, call 207-786-6158.


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