Printmakers in Poland

Martha Gault Art Gallery proudly presents ‘Printmakers in Poland’ with an opening reception Tuesday March 3 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Exhibition runs from March 2 through March 26. This exhibition is presented by Professor Barbara Westman, includes prints created by the graduate students at the University of Fine Arts in Poznań, Poland. This unique collection includes prints done in intaglio printmaking techniques, in the Printmaking Studio of Professor Piotr Szurek. These works were created between 2006 and 2010 and provide insight to the artistic trends in the Studio.

The University of Fine Arts in Poznań, formerly Academy of Fine Arts, was opened in 1919. It is one of the seven best art universities in Poland with a broad range of studios in many artistic disciplines. Well known for the printmaking tradition, it offers five large printmaking studios each focusing on a different printmaking technique. Professor Barbara Westman Graduated from University of Fine Arts in 2001 (dual MFA in Printmaking and Fiber Art) and maintains lively communication with her professors and friends who teach there.

Participants include;
Ewa Marna
Emilia Szewczyk
Jarek Wojtaszak
Martyna Mazur
Adam Walendziak
Jola Wójcik
Sylwia Pusz
Ula Patalas
Tomasz Piasecki

‘Printmaking Sketchbook, Intercollegiate Collaboration’ by Professor Barbara Westman is on exhibit concurrently, March 2 through March 26. Fourteen small format sketchbooks were created during fall 2019 and early 2020, by the students of ten participating universities: West Virginia University, University of Mississippi, University of Texas, Colorado State University, University of Wyoming, Iowa State University, Indiana University Southeast, University of Delaware, California University of PA and Slippery Rock University. Sketchbooks travelled from one university to another where students added their prints, and that way left a mark of their individual idea and creativity for us all to view. This intercollegiate collaboration was a fun project connecting all ten universities. Sketchbooks travelled 4,373 miles.
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