Kresge's piece 'Seven Sights - Impressions of Barcelona.'Printmaker Ann Kresge will be featured at Art Adventure Gallery during the month of June. An opening reception will be held from 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday, June 5, at the gallery in downtown Madras.

Kresge is an internationally exhibited artist works in a wide range of media and has a specialty in printmaking and book arts.

As a book artist and printmaker, she has been teaching book arts for 25 years. She is the former program director of Women’s Studio Workshop in New York where she taught and ran programs in all aspects of book arts. 

She has taught in many university settings including Sarah Lawrence, Syracuse University and was a book arts instructor at both Bard College and State University of New York at New Paltz. Kresge’s books are found in many private, university and museum collections including Yale, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Born in Wisconsin, she has lived in Europe and New York and is currently a resident of Salem. She has a Bachelor of Arts in studio art from Smith College and a Master of Fine Arts in printmaking and graphic design from Pratt Institute.

Kresge’s interests lie in expressing a sense of place through symbol, color and texture. Her artists’ books include flyable pages and an interactive shadow puppet theater.

Her interart work involves installations, video, stage sets and collaborations with improvisational musicians, poets and dancers. The collaborations have been exhibited and performed in the U.S., Japan, Mexico, Europe and China.

She has been an artist-in-residence at Mac Dowell Colony, N.H., Artlife Latinoamericano in Mexico City, Atelier 17 in Paris, the Women’s Studio Workshop in New York, a library fellow at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., and a teaching artist at Sitka Center in Oregon.

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