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Gallery to Host Second Artist Talk

Oklahoma City University’s Norick Art Center will host a presentation by artist Shelley Thorstensen titled “Innovative Printmaking” at 6 p.m. Oct. 22. The presentation is open to the public as a virtual event via Zoom.

Shelley Thorstensen

Thorstensen was born in Oklahoma and now lives in Oxford, Pennsylvania. She is the director of Printmakers Open Forum LLC, a 2,000 square-foot all-inclusive print facility. She has an undergraduate degree in experimental studies from Syracuse University and a graduate degree in printmaking from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia.

She was most recently a National Endowment for the Arts research artist at Kansas State University in Electrolytic Chemical Etching and a visiting artist at Rhode Island College in Rhode Island.

“Because I work in the medium of the hand-pulled print, color and form can be separate investigations into meaning, effect, response,” she said. “I think about the connection between the manmade and what we call natural, the extension and overlap of each modality.”

To learn more about the art of printmaking from Thorstensen, register for the virtual presentation at okcu.link/3dmL2Q1.

The art center is located at 1608 NW 26th St. on the OCU campus. Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information about the artist or to view images of her work, visit shelleythorstensen.com.