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KU faculty, students Join Oaxaca exhibit

July 11, 2012

ThumbnailKUTZTOWN, PA - Kutztown University joins the growing population of successful printmakers in Oaxaca, Mexico, with an exhibition featuring 28 different prints at Benito Juarez University's gallery in Oaxaca, Mexico, during the month of July.

The theme of the exhibition is Self-Portraits: Real or Imagined. Five faculty members are exhibiting their artistic interpretations of this theme alongside self-portraits by alumni and current students of the KU printmaking program.

This exhibition is not the first artistic exchange between Kutztown and Oaxaca. In 2007, KU's Rohrbach Library exhibited a portfolio of Oaxacan prints, which are now part of the library's permanent collection. Danita Moore, a 2011 KU graduate in fine arts, did a summer-long printmaking residency in Oaxaca. Moore is contributing a woodblock print done on rice paper to the current exhibition.

In October 2011, Mexican printmaker Cesar Chavez spent two weeks in residence as a visiting artist in the KU printmaking studio. Chavez, who studied at Oaxaca's Benito Juarez University, made the arrangements for this exhibition to continue the cultural exchange between the two universities.

Image at top right:  Print by Danita Moora (click for full size).

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