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Works by advanced printmaking students and visiting artists at the Lafayette’s Experimental Printmaking Institute (EPI) bookmaking workshop will be on display beginning May 4 in the gallery of the Williams Center for the Arts, Hamilton and High Streets.

Entitled “They Make Books at Lafayette!” the exhibit will run through June 4.

A reception for the artists will be held at the gallery 4-6 p.m. Thursday, May 3. It is free and open to the public.

The exhibit includes works by Lafayette seniors Alexis Bocchicchio (Marmora, N.J.), Maureen Charleroy (Cranbury, N.J.), Jill Chisesi (Easton, Pa.), Megan Dunsmore (Guilford, Conn.), and Erin Murphy (Ardsley, Pa.); juniors Jules Damiano (Washington, N.J.) and Tracy Rolls (Massapequa Park, N.Y.); sophomores Chris Metzgar (Lisbon Falls, Maine) and Chris Michaud (Millerton, N.Y.); and first-year student Iris Bogaert (Easton, Pa.).

The gallery will be open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday from May 4-18, and by appointment through June 4.

Other artists represented in the exhibit are Curlee Raven Holton, associate professor of art and director of EPI, Craig Matis, MaryAnn Miller, Karima Muyaes, Maryann J. Riker, Kirsten Elke Schoener, and Liese Schoener Worthen ’97.

Holton has received numerous awards and grants for his artwork and research. He received his bachelor’s degree in drawing and printmaking from the Cleveland Institute of Fine Arts. He joined the Lafayette faculty in 1991 and established EPI. Holton’s areas of interest and expertise include printmaking, African American art history, drawing, and painting. He has mounted more than 30 one-person shows and participated in more than 75 group exhibitions, including the Seventh International Biennale at the National Center of Fine Arts, Cairo, and shows at Centro de Cultura Casa Lamm Gallery, Mexico City. His works are in the collections of several universities, foundations, and corporations. Holton has served as curator for more than a dozen exhibitions, authored many articles and essays, and presented numerous papers.

Matis received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana in 1973. He was an artist and musician in Los Angeles for six years and has been a musician and book artist in Cleveland, Ohio for the last 20. He has had a number of national and international exhibitions and performances. Last spring, his Plexiglass-encased songbook with accompanying music was shown in an exhibit entitled “Where Are the Books?” in the Skillman Library Special Collections Reading Room.

Miller is a painter, museum educator, and book artist. She received her bachelor’s degree in art education from Edinboro University, Pa., and her master’s in education from the College of New Jersey. She also studied at the National Academy School of Fine Arts, New York. Currently, she is represented in the Printmaking Council of New Jersey Traveling Exhibition: Art as Healing.

Born in Mexico City in 1960, Muyaes studied fine arts at the University of the Americas in Mexico City and at the Toronto School of Art. She studied etching and lithography at Open Studio, Toronto; design and drawing at George Brown College, Toronto; and serigraphy at the School of Design, Mexico City. Her work has been included in over 40 collective exhibitions. She won first place in the 1982 Etching Competition at the Toronto School of Art. Her art has been displayed in prior EPI exhibits and in the Williams Center Arts Gallery. Her book in the exhibit was created during her time as an artist-in-residence at Lafayette in February and March.

A resident of Phillipsburg, N.J., Riker is a mixed media artist, using handmade paper, xerography, paint, pencil, stitching, and Plexiglas to convey a personal narrative of women’s roles and the American family. She received a master’s degree from Montclair State University and a master’s in fine arts from Vermont College, Norwich University.

Worthen describes herself as a printmaker, designer, artist, mother, and Easton resident. Her art has been displayed at Lafayette’s David A. Portlock Black Cultural Center. Her husband, Kevin Worthen, is associate dean of students and director of student life administration at Lafayette.

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