Printmaking exhibit at Campbellsville University
Artist Tori Christgen traveled all the way from Missouri to give art students at Campbellsville University a demonstration on printmaking.
Her exhibit on printmaking is at Campbellsville University Pence-Chowning Art Gallery through Oct. 2. The art gallery is located at 205 University Drive, Campbellsville.
It is open during the following hours: Mondays, 9 a.m. until 5:50 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. until 5:50 p.m. except 12 to 12:50 p.m. and 4 until 4:50 p.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays, from 9 a.m. until 5:50 p.m. and closed from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.
The public is invited to visit the gallery free of charge.
Christgen is an art professor at Missouri Western State University where she received her BFA in Sculpture. She received her MFA in Studio Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art. She teaches introductory and advanced art classes in addition to printmaking.
Her affinity for making prints originated from childhood when her grandfather introduced her to his printing press. Christgen said because of this, she was able of have all of her own personalized stationery.
Although Christgen identifies as an educator first, she enjoys participating in art shows and traveling to universities across the country to demonstrate the art of printing on paper and fabric.
Utilizing everyday items as printing materials is something Christgen specializes in, including bubble wrap, cardboard and bed sheets.
"You can make a print out of anything," she said.
Christgen said her inspiration springs from the feminine spirit and that most of her work strives to display the power and voices of women. She even has her own Etsy shop where she sells her work; a product line known as, "Badass Betty's," to indicate the empowerment of significant women throughout history.
For more information call 270-789-5266 or visit campbellsville.edu