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Cocktails & Conversation with Jack Lemon and Beauvais Lyons

February 09, 2023 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Founder of the renowned printer-publisher Landfall Press, Jack Lemon, will discuss the legacy of five decades of printmaking collaborations with artists from around the world. Joined by Beauvais Lyons, the Chancellor’s professor at the University of Tennessee’s nationally ranked printmaking program, they will unpack the layers of history and innovation found in the art of printmaking.

 Free and open to the public! Cash bar and light refreshments. Eventbrite reservations are requested—no promo code required.


Jack Lemon founded Landfall Press in 1970, and played a key role in expanding the geography of the American postwar print renaissance. In the late 1950s and 1960s, new printmaking workshops, including Universal Limited Art Editions, Tamarind Lithography Workshop, and Gemini G.E.L., opened on the East and West Coasts. Jack Lemon helped bring this printmaking revival to the Midwest. He learned lithography at the Kansas City Art Institute, then later established and directed lithography workshops there in 1965 and at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1968. He opened Landfall Press in Chicago, effectively creating a new hub for printmaking that attracted artists from around the country.

Beauvais Lyons is Chancellor’s Professor of Art at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where he has taught since 1985. Lyons received his MFA degree from Arizona State University and his BFA degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His one-person exhibitions have traveled to over 80 museums and galleries, and his lithographs are in the collections of the Smithsonian Museum of American Art (Washington, DC) and the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia. PA). In 2002 he received a Fulbright Fellowship to teach at the Fine Arts Academy in Poznañ, Poland, and in 2014 he received the Santo Foundation Artist Award. In March, he will present his new project, “Circus Orbis,” at the Emporium Art Center in Knoxville.

This project is supported, in whole or in part, by the federal award number SLFRP5534 awarded to the State of Tennessee by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.