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Nazareth College Art Department to celebrate printmaking with two exhibits opening Friday, Jan. 20

Published December 23, 2016

The Nazareth College Art Department is pleased to present two outstanding exhibits: Woodcuts: Against the Grain by Phillia C. Yi in the Arts Center Gallery, and That Said: Recent Prints by Nicholas H. Ruth in the Colacino Gallery. Both exhibitions will run Friday, Jan. 20–Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, with artist receptions on Friday, Jan. 20 from 5–7 p.m. in the galleries. All events are free and open to the public.

Woodcuts: Against the Grain by Phillia C. Yi

Friday, Jan. 20–Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017; Artist Reception Friday, Jan. 20, 5–7 p.m.

Arts Center Gallery Hours: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, noon–5pm; Friday and Saturday, noon–8pm

Automated info line: (585) 389-5073

In creating her vibrant, oversized prints, Phillia Yi draws from her native Korean and adopted American cultures, and the “dilemmas and tension of my multicultural experience.” Yi’s primary medium is woodcut—a vehicle she uses to expose an altered sense of time and scale. Full of color and movement, Yi’s pieces appear spontaneous, yet are carefully crafted as she meticulously carves her woodblocks to imitate the fluidity of traditional brush and ink. Yi earned her M.F.A. from Temple University and her B.F.A. from SUNY New Paltz and is currently the John Milton Potter Endowed Chair in Humanities and professor of art and architecture at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States, as well as in China, Korea, and Japan.

That Said: Recent Prints by Nicholas H. Ruth

Friday, Jan. 20–Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017; Artist Reception Friday, Jan. 20, 5–7 p.m.

Colacino Art Gallery Hours: Wednesday–Sunday, noon–5pm

Automated info line: (585) 389-5073

Nicholas Ruth chose to pursue his passion for art because doing so would allow him to draw from his varied interests in philosophy, psychology, sociology, geography, and history. Ruth’s current work explores the ways we “litter our lives with the artifacts of our desires,” as—working with varied surfaces—he creates monoprints that express his perspectives on modern communication. A member of the Print Club of Rochester, Ruth earned his M.F.A. from the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University and his B.A. from Pomona College. He is a professor of art and architecture at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Ruth’s work has been exhibited throughout North America, as well as in Korea, Portugal, Ireland, and France.

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Mare Millow | Marketing & Publicity Manager | Nazareth College Arts Center | mmillow7@naz.edu | 585-389-2093

Nazareth College's academic strengths cross an unusually broad spectrum of 60 majors, including education, health and human services, management, the fine arts, music, theater, math and science, foreign languages, and the liberal arts. The coeducational, religiously independent, classic campus in a charming suburb of Rochester, N.Y. challenges and supports 2,000 undergrads and 800 graduate students. Nazareth is recognized nationally for its Fulbright global student scholars and commitment to civic engagement. Rigorous programs, an uncommon core, experiential learning, career skills, and a global focus prepare graduates for not just one job, but for their life's work.