At a table in the back, a student rolls a dab of ink into a flat square of color. The room buzzes with conversation of gallery-goers visiting “Prints! Prints! and more Prints!,” the new show at Autzen Gallery.
On January 8, the gallery in Neuberger Hall opened a show of prints made by Portland State printmaking students, alumni and faculty. Curated by Associate Professor of Printmaking Eleanor Erskine, the work showcases a variety of printmaking techniques and offers a view into the printmaking process.
Erskine called the show “a celebration of printmaking,” and emphasized the role of part-time faculty, “Tribal Elders,” and the Rose City Print Arts Collective (RCPAC) in making the show happen.
The “Tribal Elders” are senior members of the Portland community who are auditing Erskine’s printmaking class, while the RCPAC is a student-led club whose goal is to connect the printmaking program at PSU to printmaking alumni and the larger Portland printmaking community.
The show runs until January 30 at the Autzen Gallery in Neuberger Hall 205.