Relief printshow builds bridges between ARC, Sac State

Stephanie Lee and Stephanie Lee

Six former American River College students will be displaying their relief printmakers art from Sept. 17-21 at the RW Witt Gallery on Sacramento State’s campus,

Yukiko Hole, the curator of the show, brought the show over from ARC to Sac State because she “wanted to contribute to promote the relationship between Sac State art department and AR art department.”

The six students whose artwork will be on display are Jay James, Kyle Stevenson, Laura Allen, Zak Kwiker, Kadie Sue Anderson and Yukiko Konishi.

Anderson, who now attends Sonoma State, best describes this style of relief printmaking as “a type of printmaking where the artist draws a picture on a flat surface, be that wood, linoleum, plastic, etc., then carves the picture on chosen surface. Next, we grab some ink and cover the image with it using a rolling pin like tool called a brayer. Then we ‘stamp’ it out by laying a sheet of paper over the surface and pushing down.”

The gallery showing will be from noon until 4 p.m. at 6000 J St. It is a free event and there will be a reception held on Sept. 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.