Jan. 21, 2010
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SRU stages Polish intaglio print exhibit
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -The first major exhibit of intaglio prints from the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland, a Slippery Rock University student-exchange partner, will be staged Monday through Feb. 12 at SRU's Martha Gault Art Gallery in Maltby Center. The grand opening will be 5-7 p.m. Monday.
The exhibit will include 30 prints from the academy's intaglio studio, made by students at the academy.
Intaglio is a printmaking technique in which an image is etched into a zinc or copper plate. SRU's art department organized the exhibit to promote international art and give SRU students and the public an opportunity to see numerous examples of the art.
"It's very important for our students to have access to actual work outside our department, from a different cultural environment," said Barbara Westman, SRU assistant professor of art and an academy graduate. "The prints come from Europe and will give our students the opportunity to see something very different."
The free exhibit will be open noon to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday.
The Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, founded in 1919, provides study and studio opportunities for young artists from around the world.
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