Rohrbach Library’s Mexican Prints Hit the Road

A selection of woodblock prints lent from the collection of Rohrbach Library will be displayed at Ohio University this fall.

justiciaweb“ASARO of Mexico: Impressions of Radical Printmakers” will be shown from September 8th through October 9, 2009 at the Multicultural Center Art Gallery, Ohio University, Athens, OH. There will be a closing reception on October 9th with a gallery talk by Kevin McCloskey of the KU Department of Communication Design.

The Ohio University print exhibition curator is Caitlin Nolan, a 2008 Kutztown University graduate with dual majors in Art Ed and Fine Arts. Cait is currently a Printmaking M.F.A. graduate student at Ohio University. She first saw the ASARO prints when they were exhibited in Rohrbach’s Voices and Choices Gallery in 2007.

This traveling print exhibition has three more scheduled venues during the 2009-10 school year. In January the work will travel to Dallas, PA to Misericordia University’s new Friedman Art Gallery.  In the spring, the prints will go to the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, and to the Marwen Foundation Gallery, Chicago.Wood block image

While the exhibit travels, a small selection of the ASARO print collection remains on the walls of Rohrbach Library on the second floor. Thanks to the efforts by Rohrbach librarian Mike Weber, digital images of the ASARO collection can be always accessed via the Keystone Library Network Digital Collections site:

http://klndigital.passhe.edu/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=%2Fasaro

For more information about ASARO and the prints, please contact Professor Kevin McCloskey at 610-683-4525 or mccloske@kutztown.edu.

The Athens NEWS carried an article on the opening of the exhibit at Ohio University. It can be found at: http://www.athensnews.com/news/campus-news/28956-ou-gallery-hangs-radical-mexican-artworks.

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