CHAMBERSBURG – An IceFest exhibit of “Prints & Drawings by Penn’s Woods Printmakers” will be on display at 1 N. Main St.(formerly Tito’s restaurant) Jan. 28-31 during IceFest. The public is welcome and refreshments will be offered. Gallery hours will be 1-5 p.m.Thursday, Jan. 28; 1-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30; and noon- 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31.
Penn’s Woods Printmakers is a group of area artists who create etchings, monotypes, collagraphs and other hand-pulled prints. The exhibition will be a diverse show of differing printmaking processes and techniques, with subject matter ranging from landscapes and still life to figures and abstractions. The group creates 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 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 relief prints, monotypes and collagraphs.
Penn’s Woods Printmakers originated in 1997, under the late Shippensburg University Prof. 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, Davis handed off the group to Frotscher, who continued the tradition of bi-weekly meetings, but at Wilson College in Chambersburg.
For more information, call 717-816-7568.