Printmaking Exhibit to Open Monday at KWU

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Poet Stanley Horowitz once said that autumn was a mosaic of not only seasons, but different types of art. With that in mind, it is fitting that the fall slate of art shows in The Gallery at Kansas Wesleyan University will continue Sept. 23 with the opening of an exhibit showing the printmaking work of James Ehlers. The Gallery, located in Sams Hall of Fine Arts, is open 9 a.m.–6 p.m., and admission to the exhibit is free. 

Ehlers, who currently teaches at Emporia State — the only school in the country to offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Engraving Arts — is a well-known artist who has displayed his printmaking skills in different mediums during exhibitions throughout the world. The list of countries where Ehlers has shown his efforts includes Bulgaria, Denmark, Norway and numerous others. He will be displaying 20 works in an exhibit that will run from Sept. 23–Oct. 25. It will be the first show in recent KWU gallery history to feature metal-based engraving.  

A closing reception will be held for Ehlers’ exhibit in the gallery Oct. 25, beginning at 5 p.m. Additional fall exhibitions include the work of George Jerkovich, which opens Nov. 4. 

For more information, please contact the KWU Department of Art and Design at 785-833-4382.