Gallaries Reception: Sensation Approaching Naming

December 1, 2022 - 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
The Dubois Center at UNC Charlotte Center City

Alberta-based printmaker Walter Jule has earned numerous accolades for his unique creative approaches and his impact as a professor. His highly original, rigorous studio practice has laid the foundation for a lifetime of accomplishments and his work can be found in over 60 major public collections worldwide. He has been described as “the central figure in the Edmonton school of printmaking.” Inspired by centuries of Japanese printmaking techniques, Jule’s works are both poetic and visually arresting. They evoke a meditative calm that is only broken by the viewer’s curiosity for his creative process. Walter Jule received degrees in Interior Design and Printmaking from the University of Washington (Seattle) and studied Art History in Florence, Italy with the University of Arizona. He helped establish Canada’s first printmaking master’s program at the University of Alberta, where he retired as Professor Emeritus in 2006. In 2019, Jule was honored as a Distinguished Artist by The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards Foundation. Sensation Approaching Naming will be a mini-retrospective covering nearly 50 years of work by Walter Jule.