ARCAthens Residency at EPI: Fall 2019

ARCAthens Visual Art Fellow Cullen Washington Jr signing prints that were made at EPI

Earlier this Fall, the very first ARCAthens/EPI Residency Program marked the beginning of an exciting series in which EPI (Experimental Printmaking Institute), in partnership with ARCAthens, invites one artist to work on a print project each Fall semester.

A professional printshop located on the Lafayette College campus, EPI is headed by Director Pedro Barbeito, who is also a member of ARCAthens’ Advisory Council. With cutting edge technologies and professional expertise, combined with digital and industrial forms of printmaking, EPI is committed to promoting student learning, community engagement and interdisciplinary exchange through collaborative print projects.

On September 16th, a few months after completing his residency in Athens as part of our Pilot Program, ARCAthens Visual Art Fellow Cullen Washington Jr arrived in Easton, PA for his printmaking residency at EPI. Over the course of five days, Cullen worked closely with EPI’s Master Printer & Shop Manager Jase Clark to produce an edition of prints—a continuation of the experimental printmaking he began in Athens in Spring.

Working on silkscreen editions at EPI. From left: Pedro Barbeito, Master Printer Jase Clark, and Cullen Washington Jr
Two prints by Cullen Washington Jr, part of a series made during the first ARCAthens Residency at EPI

On September 18th, students and faculty of Lafayette College gathered at Buck Hall of Landis Cinema for a lecture by Cullen during which he shared his work and experiences. Cullen also spent some time visiting with students, exchanging stories and insights.

The residency concluded with a celebration hosted by ARCAthens supporters Nancy Black and Thimios Moutselos. Attendees included Lafayette faculty, members of the local art community, as well as the Greek community.

Cullen (right, standing) presenting at Buck Hall.
From left: Pedro Barbeito, Director of EPI; Karina Aguilera Skvirsky, Associate Professor of Lafayette College; Cullen Washington Jr

Nancy Black & Thimios Moutselos
for hosting an end-of-residency celebration
in their beautiful home.