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“Art and Artists of Costa Rica,” an exhibition of work by four artists, will be displayed from July 11-August 17 at the Williams Visual Arts Building, 243 North Third St., Easton. The show is part of an exchange program that will include a discussion, reception, and two printmaking workshops.

The following artists will arrive in the United States for a two-week visit on Saturday, July 7: Tahituey Ribot Pérez, curator of museo de arte y diseño contemporáneo; Carlos Mesen Rees, director of Cana Dulce Turismo Cultural; painter Joaquin Rodriguez; and printmaker Alberto Murillo Herrera. In November, 2002, four U.S. artists will visit Costa Rica to continue the cultural exchange.

The Experimental Printmaking Institute (EPI) organized the exchange to “inspire creative expression, encourage cross-cultural fertilization, and contribute to a broader understanding of culture and art outside the borders of the participants’ own country,” according to Curlee Raven Holton, EPI founder and associate professor of art.

The schedule of events:
Thursday, July 12, 6-7:30 p.m.: Artists will talk about the art and culture of Costa Rica. Richard A. and Rissa W. Grossman Gallery, Williams Visual Arts Building.
Saturday, July 14, 5-7 p.m.: Opening reception for the exhibition. Williams Visual Arts Building.
Monday, July 16, 5-8 p.m.: Printmaking workshop with artists for adults, EPI, 421 Hamilton Street, Easton.
Tuesday, July 17, 3-6 p.m.: Printmaking workshop with artists for local high school students. EPI.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for the workshops, contact Jim Toia, director of community programs for the Williams Visual Arts Building, (610) 330-5577.

The exhibition and workshops are sponsored by EPI in conjunction with the Community Based Teaching Program at the Williams Visual Arts Building. Additional support for the artist exchange is provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Tague Family Fund, and the art department.

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