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Small-Print Collection to Showcase Printmaking Variety

Joel Beckwith's 'Merlyn Says,' etching and gold leaf, 1991The Gallery at Penn College, on the third floor of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Madigan Library, is hosting “60 x 60: Small Prints From Purdue University Galleries” through Feb. 3.

The exhibit is a travelling retrospective of contemporary prints acquired from Purdue University Galleries’ biennial small-print exhibition, “Sixty Square Inches.” The collection includes 60 images from a broad range of artists working in a variety of printmaking techniques, including etching, engraving, lithograph, woodcut, intaglio and others. All images in the exhibit are no larger than 60 square inches.

“The strength and variety of the printmaking society over the past 30 years is revealed in this small-scale exhibit through the presence of the very large creative personalities that have inhabited it and participated in our exhibits,” says Craig Martin, director of the Purdue University Galleries.

An opening reception for the exhibit will take place in the gallery on Tuesday, Jan. 20, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 2 to 8 p.m.; and Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. All exhibits are free and open to the public.

“60 x 60” was developed by the Purdue University Galleries, West Lafayette, Ind.

The exhibit is part of the college’s Current View Artist Series, which showcases contemporary artists working in a variety of media. Sponsored by the college’s media arts department, it provides an opportunity to broaden and enrich the educational experience at Penn College.

For more about this exhibit and The Gallery at Penn College, visit on the Web, e-mail or call (570) 320-2445.

For general information about the college, visit online, e-mail or call toll-free (800) 367-9222.

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