Artist Talk: René Hugo Arceo

Sunday, Oct 30, 2022 2 – 4 pm

1957 Sheridan Rd.
Highland Park, IL 60035

EXCHANGE Event with Outstanding Printmaker René Hugo Arceo at The Art Center Highland Park

René Hugo Arceo, accomplished printmaker and founder of Arceo Press, returns to The Art Center Highland Park for a discussion about his work during the Exchange event on Sunday, October 30, from 2-4 PM.

Arceo graduated with a Fine Arts degree and an Art Teacher certificate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has exhibited his works in Mexico, France, and Poland.

Arceo also founded Arceo Press to foster printmaking collaborations and exhibitions with an international approach. Each limited-edition print portfolio includes the participation of 20-35 artists from various countries including Mexico, the United States, Spain, France, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Recently, Arceo just finished publishing for the Chicago Society of Artists the member-driven print portfolio Route 66: Mother Road Through Illinois and participated in a print portfolio with 50 printmakers from 19 countries, from Canada to Argentina, called “Amalgama Internacional America”, published in Asturias, Spain.

His last exhibit at The Art Center Highland Park was in October of 2020 and it was clear from the reaction of other artists and gallery-goers that they’d invite him back. “I am particularly interested in nurturing themes that could involve many possible artists’ interpretations and visualizations while being humanistic and/or culturally meaningful. The themes that search and explore some new level of meaning, that excite artists and may engage audiences are my constant pursuit.” Says Arceo.

Arceo will also bring a small printing press to demonstrate how he processes his linocuts. As part of the Day of the Dead Festival The Art Center will provide Mexican-themed refreshments.

Sunday, October 30, 2-4 PM, Free to the public but online registration is requested:

Image: 'Magician', 2021, Linocut & watercolor by Artist and Printmaker René Hugo Arceo