Jim Munce: 2005 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Gift Print Artist
April 22, 2005 – August 14, 2005
Kansas State University’s Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art sponsored an exhibition of prints by Jim Munce, professor emeritus of art at K-State and the 2005 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Gift Print Artist.
The exhibition opened Friday, April 22, and ran through Sunday, Aug. 14. This was the third time Munce has been selected as the museum’s gift print artist.
Munce, a professor of printmaking from 1972 until his retirement in spring 2003, creates work characterized by technique and an insistence on narrative, which he draws from Christian literature.
His 2005 gift print was “Vegetable Still Life with Displaced Garlic,” an
etching which will be printed in an edition of 35 and available to
members of the Friends of the Beach Museum of Art. His previous museum gift prints were “Breakfast Room Triptych,” a 1982 lithograph, and “Starlight Staircase,” a 1990 etching.
Among the work featured in his latest exhibition were prints and related drawings from all of his major series, including “The Conservatory Suite,” “St. Francis Restores the Neglected Church,” “The Wedding at Cana,” “St. Cecelia in Ecstasy” and “The Garage Bestiary.”
The exhibition was sponsored by the Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Business Partners.