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Art exhibition contains printmaking by Irving Herrera

Dierrica Smith

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The Juanita Harvey art gallery is hosting an exhibit containing several printmaking pieces by artist Irving Herrera. The definition of  Printmaking is the process of creating prints that have an element of originality and uniqueness versus just being a photographic reproduction of a painting

Gary Goldberg, gallery director said every year the gallery committee looks at artists  and the final choice is chosen by the gallery committee.

Goldberg said, “The committee picks artists that represent different media and different artistic ideas.”

Godlberg said they chose Irving Herrera, because  committee members wanted to have a printmaker as well as someone of another nationality.

Herrera focuses on recognizing indigenous and mixed- race women of Oaxaca, Mexico. Herrera shipped the artwork from Mexico for about $150. Usually, the artists are asked to come to present a lecture series, but Herrera was unable to make it.

Ashley Williams, a sophomore in nursing, said she came to the exhibition opening to learn more about printmaking. Williams said, “It’s really interesting to see, because that’s what we are discussing in my art appreciation class.”

The exhibition contains 27 printmaking pictures, six on loan from a private collection and the remaining are for sale or already purchased. The prices range from $70- $650.

Aaron Campbell, a junior in art, said she doesn’t have any of her work in the exhibition but enjoys seeing the printmaking pieces.

Campbell said, “printmaking is a lot more processed driven and you have to plan ahead of time what you want to do.” Campbell said printmaking is capable of being reproduced more easily and is able to make multiple prints.

Carlos Aleman, exhibition preparator, said the common area contains the British studies exhibition and a ceramics studio exhibition, which was mostly done by high school students.

HOURS: The exhibition is on display from Jan. 25- Feb. 26, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – noon and 2-5 p.m.


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Art exhibition contains printmaking by Irving Herrera