Dan Welden, Resident Printmaker

Published February 17, 2012    

A master printmaker, painter, teacher and author, Dan Welden is the originator of a safe and green printmaking technique called the Solarplate method.

Welden has been making prints and works on paper for more than 40 years. As a teacher, he continues to inspire students around the world with demonstrations of how to make prints, including both intaglio and relief prints, without the use of acids or other dangerous chemicals. He is co-author with Pauline Muir of Printmaking in the Sun, the comprehensive manual of Solarplate techniques, and is currently working on an updated edition.

As the 2012 Artists and Speakers resident, Welden will work in the Kwan Fong Gallery from Jan. 30 to Feb. 28. The community is invited to join him and make some amazing art. The exhibition will remain through March 7.

Admission is free.

Located in Soiland Humanities Center, the Kwan Fong Gallery is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Street parking is by permit only Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visitor parking is available in the parking lots on Mountclef Boulevard north and south of Olsen Road.