We are thankful that longtime local Delia Jurek has shared her art, support and stories with us; who better to spend Center City Days with than this printmaker, actor and activist? We’re looking forward to offering an expanded selection of Delia’s prints beginning July 31.
Meet the Artist! Friday, July 31 5-8pm
Join us at Al’s Glass Showroom during Center City Days to meet and greet Delia and to see and shop a selection of her prints.
MAIDEN DIXIE Street Dance to follow at 8pm, behind Al’s Center Saloon
Prizes & Surprises at Summit Avenue businesses Saturday, August 1 12-3pm
The Showroom will be open Friday, July 31 from 3-8pm and Saturday, August 1 from 10am-3pm
Alan Honn Glass Showroom
321 Summit Avenue
Center City, MN 55012
Adventurous and versatile, printmaker Delia Witherill Jurek addresses landscapes of environment, politics and emotional life in her work.
The artist, a resident of Center City since 1976, maintains a studio behind her historic home, a hundred year old former retail structure that was moved down the street from its original site near the current courthouse. She works on a press that was formerly owned by noted printmaker and University of Minnesota professor Malcolm Myers.
Originally a ceramic artist who taught pottery at nearby Hazelden, Delia gravitated to printmaking upon returning to the U of M to finish her degree after many years away. While making prints offered a repetitive practice and the possibility of multiples similar to pottery making, Delia was intrigued by a distinct change in media. Her interest was fueled by the opportunity to study in Italy at the International School of Graphics in 2000. She pre-sold the prints she would make there to fund the trip and returned as a visiting artist in 2003.
Many of Delia’s prints reflect the mood and rituals of central Minnesota’s outdoor life: fishing, broomball, night driving. Delia favors the monotype form, singular prints or very small series’ of prints with slight differences. She has exhibited her work at the Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis and is represented by Northern Prints Gallery, Duluth.
Pictured above: Waiting to Serve, copper etching; below: the artist in her studio