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SLIPPERY ROCK’S GALLERY 164
BOOKSTORE TO SHOW WORK OF LOS ANGELES
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Gallery 164 Bookstore in
downtown Slippery Rock will offer “Emerging Los Angeles
Printmakers” as its March 1-26 exhibition offering the works
of young artist-printmakers attending various universities and art
schools in the Los Angeles area.
exhibit is a first-time collaboration between SRU’s art
department and the Los Angeles Printmakers Society, a respected
group that sponsors various national and local exhibits to further
knowledge of the printmaking art.
Brunken, SRU art professor, explains the prints will represent new
ideas and techniques, and he points out that Los Angeles has been
at the forefront of the surge in printmaking and collecting for
more than 40 years. He says there are dozens of workshops thriving
in the Los Angeles area in the creation of such art, and, he adds,
the printmaking tradition has roots in the Middle Ages running
through all of Europe and the Orient. Artists including Rembrandt,
Blake, Toulouse-Latrec and Picasso in the west and the Japanese
woodcut artists, including Hokusai in the east were involved in
for the show is Ruth Leaf, a respected artist and author of a
number of printmaking technique books.
notes that 1976 SRU graduate John Greco, a member of the LA
Printmaking Society, was instrumental in arranging the
164 Bookstore is a joint project of the SRU Alumni Association and
the SRU Bookstore.
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