"Drawn to Print: Impressions of the Louvre" on display in student gallery

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Untitled by Kate MacEwan '11

Untitled by Kate MacEwan '11

The Wikoff Student Gallery is currently exhibiting works from students who studied in Paris during the winter mini-term.

Professor Sandra Wimer spent a mini-term in France with nine students, who focused on drawing and printmaking. The students observed and sketched sculpture, architectural elements and other spaces in and around the historic Louvre.

The students also spent time working in a printmaking studio, Atelier de l’Orme, on the outskirts of Paris where they transformed their sketches into etchings. Employing a technique called drypoint, the students used a scribe to scratch the surface of a copper plate which was then inked and printed.

This exhibition, which will run through March 13, is a selection of prints created during their stay. An opening reception will be held at the student gallery, on the third floor of the Nott Memorial, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

The artists included in the exhibit are: Andrew Beattie ’11; Lauren Gifford ’13; Sarah Greenberg ’13; Kate MacEwan ’11; Jacob Pet ’12; Amanda Purner ’11; Hilary Salander ’12; Mia Simone ’11; and Scott Traylor ’11.