Vermont Book Artist Carolyn Shattuck at PSU March 10

March 1st, 2009 by Adam


<b<PLYMOUTH, N.H. — Book artist, printmaker and painter Carolyn Shattuck will present workshops with Department of Art students and offer a public presentation on her work, March 10 at Plymouth State University.

Shattuck, who lives and operates a gallery and studio in Vermont, says book art represents opportunities for her to combine her printing skills with text. “The imagery in my monotype [printing] process almost always has a narrative, so this art form is a natural extension,” she said.

Born in Montreal, Shattuck moved to the U.S. in 1971. After a short stay, she and her husband lived in Okinawa, Japan for three years, where she was influenced by the history and beauty of the Japanese prints. She said her work “embraces the juxtaposition of many cross-cultural images.”

Shattuck exhibits her work nationally in numerous juried exhibitions including Delta National Small Prints, Parkside National Small Prints and Printwork ’98 and 2K at Barrett Art Gallery in Poughkeepsie.

She has received numerous awards including the University of Texas, purchase award, National Works on Paper. Her book, Too Much Sugar, was purchased by the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. She teaches workshops and is an adjunct instructor at Castleton State College.

The visiting artist initiative at Plymouth State University expanded the tradition of bringing fine artists and graphic designers to the University during the academic year, and for extended summer workshops at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Each visit includes a session for the public.

Cynthia Vascak, chair of the PSU Department of Art, described the goal of the program as cultivating relationships between artists and designers of national repute or with specialized areas of expertise, within the PSU and regional communities.

“The emphasis is to build a network of professional relationships for our students that will enrich our programs, curriculum and mission, and provide deepened cultural access to the regional community,” Vascak said.

Shattuck will present a public talk from 2-3 p.m. in Draper and Maynard Building, room 314, where she will discuss her work, which may also be seen at shattuckgallery.com. The D & M building is located on North Main Street in Plymouth.

For information about the visiting artist series contact Prof. Vascak at (603) 535-3001 or cynthiav@plymouth.edu.

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