Southern printmakers to be subject of AU’s Discover Auburn lecture

AUBURN – In Auburn University’s final Discover Auburn lecture for the fall, Lynn Barstis Williams, AU librarian emerita and author of “Imprinting the South: Southern Printmakers and Their Images of the Region, 1920s-1940s,” will speak on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 3 p.m. in the Special Collections and Archives Department of Ralph Brown Draughon Library. A reception will follow.

“Imprinting the South” explores the history of printmaking in the South after World War I, and features the imagery in the prints of 60printmakers that represents the natural, architectural and social aspects of the region. Williams’s talk will focus on images and artists from her book that reveal both the beauty and the ugliness of the South.

AU’s Discover Auburn series features programs on a variety of subjects, including AU research and history, and is co-sponsored by the Auburn University Libraries, the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts and the Auburn University Bookstore. The series will resume in January.

Copies of “Imprinting the South” will be available for purchase and signing. For more information on the program and the series, contact the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center at (334) 844-4946 or go to http://www.auburn.edu/academic/liberal_arts/cah/ .

Mark Wilson, (334) 844-4948 (wilsom3@auburn.edu), or
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)