“Avant Gardener” by Genevieve Gaudreau, 2016
This screen print was created by Eastern Oregon University’s Art Department in an effort to support Art Center East’s important art education and exhibition programming. Every year a current EOU art major or alumnus designs an image which is then printed with assistance from current students and Susan Murrell, Associate Professor of Art. This project gives student artists a chance to work collaboratively and gain experience with larger edition numbers than is often possible within the curriculum.
This year’s print was designed by EOU Art major Genevieve Gaudreau. The work features an image sourced from the Eastern Oregon University Pierce Library Archive within the collection of EOU Historical Photos. It was either taken in 1948 or 1949 at the Ackerman Training School. The photo depicts an Eastern Oregon student in the Education Program supervising children in an art class. A special thank you to Pierce Library for developing and maintaining this important digital resource for our community and specifically librarian Katie Townsend for her assistance with this project. This screen print is one in an edition of 70 and was printed on Natural American Master’s paper using Speedball inks.