Kittredge Gallery Exhibits Prints From the University's Collection

March 29, 2010

Tacoma, Wash.Cross Section: Selected Prints From the Puget Sound Collection presents works on paper from the college’s little-known but surprising collection from March 1 - April 10. The collection has grown along with the university through the gifts of students, professors, alumni, and other university patrons, as well as a one-time gift of artworks from the Carnegie Foundation.

The exhibition surveys a variety of printmaking techniques from early woodblocks and engravings to contemporary collagraphs and screenprints. Also on view will be both historical and contemporary interpretations of well-known processes, such as the lithograph, etching, and mezzotint.

Works on view range in date from the 16th century to the 1990s, and include a page from a 16th-century bible, a 17th-century Japanese woodblock, and images by Albrecht Dürer, James Tissot, Grant Wood, Glen Alps, Nobuo Satoh, George Johansen, and Patricia Bellan-Gillen, among others.

Janet Marcavage, assistant professor of art at Puget Sound and notable printmaker, will give a gallery talk on the exhibition on Wednesday, April 7, from 3 to 4 p.m.

Kittredge Gallery serves as a teaching tool for the art department and a cultural resource for both the university and the community at large, exhibiting work by noted regional and national artists. Exhibits and talks are free and open to the public.

Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 3, 4 to 6 p.m., Kittredge Gallery

Gallery Talk:  Wednesday, April 7, 3 to 4 p.m., Kittredge Gallery

Gallery Location: University of Puget Sound, N. 15th St. at N. Lawrence St., Tacoma, WA
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Regular Hours: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Mon.–Fri.; noon–5 p.m., Saturday*
*Please note that the gallery is closed during university holidays

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