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Jan. 14, 2004

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    OSWEGO -- "Six Women Printmakers," showcasing select work from the SUNY Oswego's Grant Arnold Collection of Fine Prints, will open at the college's Tyler Art Gallery with a public reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30.

    The exhibition will feature the work of Maxine Albro, Aline Fruhauf, Rosella Hartman, Jo Hyse, Barbara Shermund and Elizabeth Bush Woiceske. Arnold, a noted lithographer and master printer, is the connecting factor for the 44 prints in the exhibition. He printed the lithographs of Albro, Fruhauf, Hartman, Shermund and Woiceske and provided manual assistance for Hyse to produce her lithographs.

    Five of the artists produced a number of lithographs during the 1930s, either at the Art Students League in New York City or at the Woodstock Artists Association (the Woodstock Art Colony) in Woodstock.

    Jo Hyse, a local artist who lives in both Oswego and St. Petersburg, Fla., produced prints -- lithographs, silkscreens, woodcuts and etchings -- in the 1970s and 1980s. Hyse's prints reveal more worldly subjects, such as St. Peter's in Rome, a street in Berlin and mountains in Italy, as well as scenes in Oswego County like a farmhouse in New Haven and a wooded area in Mexico.       

    Fruhauf became famous for her caricatures of well-known personalities. Albro, after traveling to Mexico, produced images that were strongly influenced by the artist Diego Rivera. Life in Woodstock provided subject matter for both Hartman and Shermund. While Woiceske's work included detailed scenes of the Woodstock winters, she also captured the seaside action of fishing villages found along the Northeast coast, such as Gloucester and Rockport.

    "Six Women Printmakers" will open concurrently with "No Romance: An Installation by Haleh Niazmand." Both exhibitions will run through Feb. 21.

    Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays. Visitors with disabilities needing assistance to attend gallery programs should call 312-2113. Visitors' parking is available and free to attend gallery events.

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'Swamp' by local aritst Jo Hyse

LEAVING PRINTS -- "Swamp," a 1979 drypoint and etching by local artist Jo Hyse, will be one of 44 pieces appearing in "Six Women Printmakers" at SUNY Oswego's Tyler Art Gallery. The exhibition, showcasing work from the college's Grant Arnold Collection of Fine Prints, will open with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30. The public is invited to the admission-free reception and to view the exhibition, which will run through Feb. 21. For more information, call 312-2113.

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