The Canizaro Exhibit Gallery is currently featuring an exhibit of the woodcuts and monoprints of artist Gordon Hartshorne (1926-2004). The exhibit, which is located on the second floor of the AMU Canizaro Library, features 45 pieces–not only prints, but also examples of the boards, tools, and notebooks which the artist used to create them. Hartshorne’s work is largely inspired by the beauty of the natural world–particularly the North Woods and Florida Gulf Coast regions.
Gordon Hartshorne grew up in Joliet, Illinois. He took art lessons in high school and, after serving in the Navy and attending college, spent a summer at the Ox-Bow School of Art as a scholarship student. Hartshorne had a successful career as art director for book, map and atlas design at Rand McNally and Company. He retired in the late 1980s to spend more time focusing on the creation of his own art.
Exhibition catalogs are on display for visitors to look through, and copies are available for purchase at the campus store (located on the Ave Maria piazza). All proceeds from the sale of the catalogs benefit the University.
“Gordon Hartshorne: Woodcuts & Monoprints”
March 30 - May 7, 2017
AMU Canizaro Library, Second Floor Exhibit Gallery
Hours: 8-5 Monday-Friday; 10-5 Saturday; 1-5 Sunday
For more information, visit the library’s webpage.