Third Street Gallery archive: 2009 Exhibitions: HSU Printmakers Show


Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents The HSU Printmakers Show from April 4th through May 17th 2009.  This exhibition consists of a wide variety of mediums such as woodcuts, etching, engravings, lithographs and serigraphy, all covering a broad array of subjects. The contributing artists are students and alumni of Professor Sarah Whorf’s Honors Printmaking classes at Humboldt State University. The exhibition is billed by First Street Gallery as a clear demonstration of the excellent career preparation that Humboldt State University offers its Art Majors.

Art is one of the highest enrolled majors at the HSU campus. HSU’s Art Department offers classes with over 25 full and part-time instructors, multiple, well equipped studio facilities and several campus showcases that enable undergraduates to enjoy an early experience of presenting their works to the public.  Additionally, students enrolled in the Art Department’s Museum and Gallery Practices Program gain practical, hands-on experience as they design, coordinate and curate exhibits at First Street Gallery. Gallery director Jack Bentley states, “This show is a valuable experience for theses young artists as it provides them with the experience of exhibiting in a professional gallery while demonstrating to the community the depth and quality of the art instruction that Humboldt State provides its students.”

Artists included in the show are Faith Dickens, Annie Hehner, Jorden Goodspeed, Becky Grant, Jeff Jensen, Lauren Kinney, Kristina Pedersen, Elizabeth Poock, Matthew Porr, Charissa Schulze, Bryant Taylor and Vada Trott.

An opening reception in honor of the artists will be held at HSU First Street Gallery on Saturday, April 4, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The exhibition will run from April 4 – May 17th, 2009. The gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 5:00 p.m., and is located at 422 First Street, Eureka, California. Admission is free and those planning group tours are encouraged to call ahead at 707-443-6363.