Animal prints on newspaper pages subject of EC art exhibit

Feb 15 2014


Relief prints of animals by Eureka College senior Sara Weatherhead of Pekin will be on display Feb. 18 through March 6 in Burgess Hall Art Gallery at Eureka College. An opening reception will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 21 in the gallery. It is free and open to the public.

The exhibit titled “Morning Coffee” creates animal metaphors from newspaper articles. It will include 10 relief prints made by carving designs of animals into linoleum blocks and putting the blocks and newspaper pages through a printing press to make a unique print. The gallery will have seating areas at which viewers can read and handle the newspaper articles that inspired each print.

Weatherhead is majoring in art and journalism. She plans to attend graduate school and pursue a job in journalism. She studied printmaking at Emporia State University, Emporia, Kan. Her current focus is printmaking, but she plans to explore different media in her studio, she said.

The Eureka College Gallery is located on the third floor of Burgess Memorial Hall, 300 E. College Ave. It is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment by calling (309)467-6866. Admission is free.