Narrative Drift: Recent Works by David Olivant


The HSU Printmakers Exhibition


Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents The HSU Printmakers Exhibition. Produced by the students in the Museum and Gallery Practices Program at Humboldt State University and curated by HSU Art Professor Sarah Whorf, the exhibition will run from March 31st through May 15th.  This exhibition consists of a wide variety of mediums such as woodcuts, etching, engravings, lithographs and serigraphy, all covering a broad array of subjects. The contributing artists will include Professor Sarah Whorf,  and selected students and alumni of her classes at Humboldt State University.  The exhibition is billed by First Street Gallery as a clear demonstration of the excellent career preparation that Humboldt State University offers its Art Majors.

Art is one of the highest enrolled majors at the HSU campus. HSU’s Art Department offers classes with over 20 full and part-time instructors, multiple, well-equipped studio facilities and several campus showcases that enable undergraduates to enjoy an early experience of presenting their works to the public.  Additionally, students enrolled in the Art Department’s Museum and Gallery Practices Program gain practical, hands-on experience as they design, coordinate and curate exhibits at First Street Gallery. Gallery director Jack Bentley states, “This show is a valuable experience for theses young artists as it provides them with the experience of exhibiting in a professional gallery while demonstrating to the community the depth and quality of the art instruction that Humboldt State provides its students.”

Artists included in the show are:  Sarah Whorf, Instructor, Tim Camp, Kristy Eden, Max Garcia, Jorden Goodspeed, Patricia Guerrero, Brian Hennesy, Jeff Jensen, Heather Johnston, Sam Kirby, Arielle Kern, Jennifer McElroy, David Midgorden, Ruth Miller, Ozzy Ricardez, Marla Roach, Charissa Schulze, Justin Skillstad, Ryan Spaulding, Malina Syvoravong and Stephanie Vonderahe.

An opening reception in honor of the artists will be held at HSU First Street Gallery on Saturday, April 2, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The exhibition will run from March 29th – May 15th, 2011. The gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 5:00 p.m., and is located at 422 First Street, Eureka, California. Admission is free and those planning group tours are encouraged to call ahead at 707-443-6363.

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Sarah Whorf, Make a Wish   Stephanie Vonderahe, Inked   Ruth Miller, Ginornis Kimoawii