Sunday, March 13, 2016

Penn’s Woods Printmakers at SCCA

From SCCA:
Please join us on March 25, 5-9 pm for the opening of Penn's Woods Printmakers show at the Susquehanna Center for the Creative Arts.

Penn's Woods Printmakers (PWP) is a group of 13 printmakers based in Chambersburg, PA.  United by a love of the artistic medium of printmaking, the group's members create hand-pulled prints, original works of art that are created by the artist with an original plate run through a small press, one at a time, on high quality art paper.  Penn's Woods' exhibition at the Susquehanna Center for Creative Arts (SCCA) will be a diverse show of many printmaking processes and techniques, with subject matter ranging from landscape and still life, to figures and abstractions. Mixed media drawings and preparatory studies will also be displayed.

Penn's Woods Printmakers has been the focus of exhibitions in Chambersburg, Waynesboro and Shippensburg, PA and Hagerstown, MD, and its members have earned awards and juried exhibition entries throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.  Members of the group include:

Lynda Beckwith, Mercersburg
Dawn Burgoon, Greencastle
Becky Dietrich, Mont Alto
Anne Finucane, Chambersburg
Sue Frotscher, Newburg
Ethel Heckman, Shippensburg
Dee Henry, McConnellsburg
Bruce Hensler, Dillsburg, PA
Brandii Kligge, Newburg
Chris Mcdonel, Walnut Bottom
Ruth Ann Smith, Fayetteville
Marti Yeager, Fayetteville
Dorothy Yoh, Chambersburg
Penn's Woods Printmakers are led by Sarah (Sue) Frotscher. A graduate of Penn State's Master of Fine Arts Program, Frotscher also studied at the Slade School of Art in London, and has won many awards for her prints. A specialist in the process of etching, she has worked with class members who have created both soft and hard-ground etchings and aquatints, as well as solar plate etchings, relief prints, monotypes and collagraphs. 

Penn's Woods Printmakers originated in 1997, under the late Shippensburg University Professor William Davis. Davis offered members of the Franklin County Art Alliance the opportunity to come to the University's printmaking and sculpture studios – two areas where most artists have no facilities in which to work.  With retirement approaching, Professor Davis handed off the group to Frotscher, who continued the tradition of bi-weekly meetings, but at Wilson College, in Chambersburg.  The group appreciates the generosity of Wilson College's Art Department in providing the space where they work.  For more information, call 717-816-7568.
224 Locust Street
Columbia, AP 17512

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