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 Gallery 164 Bookstore to Display Los Angeles Printmakers Works 

 

SPOTLIGHT

2/25/2004

Contact: K.E. Schwab  -- 724-738-2199;  e-mail: karl.schwab@sru.edu

SLIPPERY ROCK’S GALLERY 164 BOOKSTORE TO SHOW WORK OF LOS ANGELES PRINTMAKERS

          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.

          The 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.

          Glen 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 printmaking.

          Juror for the show is Ruth Leaf, a respected artist and author of a number of printmaking technique books.

          Brunken notes that 1976 SRU graduate John Greco, a member of the LA Printmaking Society, was instrumental in arranging the show.

          Gallery 164 Bookstore is a joint project of the SRU Alumni Association and the SRU Bookstore.

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