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March 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until April 15, 2022
An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until April 9, 2022
The Northwest Arts Center presents ‘Serendipity,’ an exhibition by North Dakota artist and printmaker Sharon Linnehan, on view in the Northwest Arts Center’s Walter Piehl Gallery from March 3 to April 15.
Linnehan grew up in suburban Milwaukee, WI and moved to rural northeast North Dakota in 1971. She received her BFA from St. Mary’s College of Notre Dame, IN, then her MA in Art Education from Michigan State University. Linnehan then went on to earn her MFA in Printmaking from the University of North Dakota. She has spent her career teaching a large number of different art courses and has worked as the Chair of the Art Department at Erskine College in Due West, SC where she had taught since 2002. Linnehan has also taught art full time at Dickinson State University, the University of North Dakota, Bemidji State University and Valley City State University.
‘Serendipity’ is a series of monotype prints, a technique Linnehan has been working with since the late 90s. She prints on 100% cotton paper by first painting on a smooth, beveled plexiglass plate with colored French etching ink. The inked plate is placed on dampened paper and run through an etching press in order to transfer the ink to the paper and reverse the image. Since the press can exert 1,000 lbs of pressure per square inch on the print, pushing the ink into the softened paper, the effect of the color is totally different than that of painting directly on the paper. Colors appear to recede in space, creating a sense of atmosphere and layering within the image. The end result is combination of painting and printmaking elements.
A reception with the artist is scheduled for Thursday, March 24 from 6:30-8 p.m. Artist talk to begin at 7. We invite you to attend! Masks are not required, but individuals who are not fully vaccinated or deemed vulnerable are encouraged to continue to wear masks.
The Walter Piehl Gallery is located in the Northwest Arts Center on the lower level of the Gordon B. Olson Library, with its own entrance on the south side of the library. It is open TWThF, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 1-5 p.m. and by special arrangement. It is closed holidays.
This project is made possible by the North Dakota Art Gallery Association and is supported in part by a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.