Explore Fawn Atencio’s “Frontera”

By Erik Rotness, Arts and Features Editor

The EWU Gallery of Art will host “Frontera,” a print-making portfolio exchange, Jan. 24 through Feb. 28.

“Frontera” was organized by Colorado based artist Fawn Atencio and consists of prints by 27 artists on the theme of frontier.

“Interpretations of the theme include—but are not limited to—a remote piece of land or a new field of study,” according to a press release from the EWU Gallery of Art. “Artists were asked to consider how they interpret homeland, line, boundary, border, limit, confine or closure. In the present time of tensions between self and other, ‘our’ land and ‘your’ land, consider how we use lands and space of any kind to embrace or separate, contribute to a collaborative cause, or work quietly alone.”

“Frontera” is the sixth consecutive portfolio exchange Atencio has organized. In her artist statement, she explains that some artists represented in the exhibit are not printmakers, but artists who have embraced the new frontier of print-making.

An opening reception for the exhibit will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at noon in the EWU Gallery of Art. The gallery is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the gallery is free.