New exhibit opens in CAC

Evie M. Warner, Contributing Writer
October 30, 2012
Filed under Wright Life

A new exhibit will bring international art to WSU. The Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries in the Creative Arts Center will host the exhibit, called “Global Matrix III: An International Print Exhibition.” The exhibit is in partnership with Purdue University Galleries of West Lafayette, Indiana.

“We have two different things going on,” Michelle Anthony, graduate assistant for the WSU gallery, said.

Anthony explained that in addition to displaying local artists print creations and the international print pieces that are a part of Purdue’s traveling exhibit, the gallery still has the experimental gallery that displays artwork by students. Anthony said every exhibit put in the gallery is free and open to the public. Professor of Art and Art History Kim Vito curated the exhibit.

Purdue’s pamphlet describes the Global Matrix as a contemporary review of fine art printmaking in media from around the world.  The prints on display include international artist such as Jaana Paulus of Finland, Yuji Hiratsuka of the United States and Eva Pietzcker of Germany.

“We try as best as we can to get our name out there and tell people we’re here,” Anthony said. “But when we’re open we still get people that say, ‘I’ve been here for three years and didn’t even know you were here.’”

In addition to displaying the works, the gallery will also hold a talk by Craig Martin of the Purdue University Galleries and an opening reception on Sunday, Nov. 4th from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The exhibit runs from Oct. 31 until Dec. 9. Patrons may view both the display and the student gallery on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The exhibit is open Saturdays and Sundays from noon until 4 p.m.

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