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Think Ink: Prints from the Burchfield Penney’s Collection

On View Saturday, March 11–Sunday, July 9, 2006

For the first time, visitors were able to survey a wide range of nineteenth- and twentieth-century prints in the Burchfield Penney Art Center’s collection. These works, selected by printmaker Peter Sowiski, included pieces by Charles E. Burchfield’s collaborator, J. J. Lankes, as well as Buffalo Print Club artists such as Kevin B. O’Callahan and Jean MacKay Henrich, and printmaking masters such as Harvey Breverman, Frank C. Eckmair, Jackie Felix, Endi Poskovic, Amos W. Sangster, Joe Scheer, William J. Schwanekamp, and Robert Squeri. Guest curator Sowiski was a professor of fine arts and chairperson of the design department at Buffalo State College, where he also had served as chair of the fine arts department for many years.

 Various printmaking media were represented including intaglio (etching, engraving and dry point), woodcuts, wood engravings, lithography, linocuts, serigraphy, xerography, mixed media, and the current technology of digital prints, such as developed at the Institute of Electronic Arts at Alfred University. The exhibition also celebrated the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Buffalo Print Club. An illustrated brochure was produced to accompany the exhibition.