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Susquehanna University Showcases Printmaking at Gallery Opening

SELINSGROVE—The Lore Degenstein Gallery of Susquehanna University will hold its late summer exhibition, featuring recent works by current members of the Society of American Graphic Artists (SAGA), from Sept. 5 through Oct. 11. An opening reception by artist Shelley Thorstensen, “Printmaking and the New Order of the Multiple,” will be held Sept. 5 from7 p.m to 9 p.m. in the Degenstein Campus Center meeting rooms.

SAGA is a nonprofit, national organization of fine art printmakers, originating in New York City in 1915 as the Brooklyn Society of Etchers. The society has been sponsoring national exhibitions since 1922 and has long reflected the growth and changes taking place in modern printmaking.

The Lore Degenstein Gallery exhibits, interprets, collects and preserves objects of art and material culture that support academic investigations and contribute to the cultural life of central Pennsylvania. While adhering to professional standards of museum ethics, the gallery preserves and displays art from both the university's permanent collection and loans from other institutions and private collections.

All gallery exhibitions and lectures are free and open to the public. The gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 570-372-4059 or go to www.susqu.edu/art_gallery.

Founded in 1858, Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college that prepares students for achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, interconnected world. Academic excellence, study away and service learning, student-faculty collaboration, and rich opportunities for creative and personal growth are hallmarks of a Susquehanna University education. Susquehanna students come from 30 states and 12 countries, and more than 90 percent of them find jobs or pursue graduate study within six months of graduation. The university is located in central Pennsylvania, in the town of Selinsgrove, along the banks of the scenic Susquehanna River and about three hours from major East Coast cultural, financial and recreational centers. For more information, visit www.susqu.edu.


Karen M. Jones


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