This exhibit features woodblock and linocut prints that are hand colored by artist Beth Atkinson.
The oldest form of printmaking is woodcut, a relief process in which knives and other tools are used to carve a design into the surface of a wooden block. The raised areas are inked and printed, while the recessed areas do not retain the ink and remain blank. Linocuts create a surface similar to a soft ground etching.
Atkinson recalls her love of making this art. She finds the smell of the wood and the challenge of creating the image therapeutic and invigorating. Her work is inspired by her world travels and visits to national parks. Atkinson is a retired art educator. Her art has been exhibited across the US and featured in magazines. She also works in collage, book arts, fused glass and sculpture.
The exhibit may be viewed during regular library hours; the gallery is on the lower level. For a virtual tour, click the video below.
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