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JCL Exhibition Reception: Shawnee Mission West Student Work on Paper

  • Cedar Roe Library 5120 Cedar Street Roeland Park, KS, 66205 United States (map)

Join the Shawnee Mission West Students for their “PS, I Love You” exhibition reception at the Cedar Roe Library! Students were asked to interpret the phrase “PS, I Love You”.  Text was not to be used by the artist to aid the viewer in understanding the message – visual communication only.

Exhibition Runs: Saturday, January 9, 2016 to Sunday, May 15, 2016

Two different types of print processes were used to create the images. Most of the prints in this exhibit are Drypoint Etchings.  In this form of printmaking the image is “scratched” into a Plexiglas plate with a sharp tool.  When the image is complete, ink is applied to the plate – pushed down into the etched marks and wiped clean from the non-image areas.  The print paper is first soaked in water and then excess water is blotted from the paper before printing.  The inked plate is placed face-up on the press bed and the paper is placed face-down on the plate.  Felt blankets soften the pressure of the press and force the dampened paper into the etched marks where it picks up the ink – creating the printed image (a reverse of the image etched in the plate).

The second type of print in the exhibit is Cliché Verra – a photographic print process.  In these prints the main image is a digital photograph that was inkjet printed onto a transparent sheet of film.  That film was then “etched” or drawn on – adding additional imagery.  When the film is complete, it is then contact printed onto regular Gelatin Silver photo paper in a traditional analog darkroom.  The finished print is a “cameraless photograph”.


Casey W. (Junior), Rian S. (Senior), Mina M. (Senior), Leah P. (Senior), Jake B. (Junior), Haley W. (Junior), Dongjie S. (Senior), Janna P. (Junior), Rowan L. (Junior), Madison G. (Sophomore), Gillian D. (Junior), Trey W. (Senior), Mariana A. (Junior), Emily D. (Sophomore), Zoey W. (Sophomore) and Keith B. (Senior) 

January 2016 through May 2016, InterUrban ArtHouse has partnered with Johnson County Library (JCL) to curate art exhibitions at 6 different library locations across Johnson County. JCL runs their Art in the Stacks program with exhibitions displaying works from local and regional artists, and IUAH is proud to connect partner organizations, arts groups and community project with the library system to share unique local art throughout the county.

Exhibitions are in place until the end of May. Drop by your nearest library location and enjoy some wonderful art by IUAH friends, artists and partners!