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Solo exhibition by local Bay Area artist

Erin Vierra

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This past week was the last chance to catch the solo exhibition at the Turner Print museum here at Chico State. The exhibition was by the winner of the National Print Competition Solo Exhibition Award which was given by Anne Collins Goodyear, the juror for 10th annual Turner National Print Competition as well as co-director of the Bowdoin Museum and former associate curator of prints and drawings at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.

She presented the award to a local Bay Area artist, Kathy Aoki from San Francisco.

The exhibition which was called “Pushing Boundaries Expanding Horizons,” allowed the artist the chance to create from scratch a brand new piece with a specific setting in mind. With this in the back of her mind, Aoki was able to expand her creative vision in an engaging and conceptual body of work that featured a collection of about twenty pieces.

During the four weeks that the show was presented; January 26 to February 21, students of Chico State as well as admirers of art were able to come inside the Janet Turner Print Museum to explore and witness Aoki’s work.

The museum which is located underneath the library housed the collection and was open for all to see.

Erin Vierra can be reached at [email protected] or @gingersmurf85 on Twitter.

 

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