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Katie McLean | Staff PhotographerAt center, Tom Raneses leads a group discussion on student prints at the beginning of “crit week.”

School of Art celebrates two decades of printmaking

As Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution’s Don Kimes tells it, when he asked the artist Charlie Hewitt to start a printmaking program at the School of Art in the 1990s, Hewitt famously asked, “Can you get your hands on a screwdriver and a rock?”

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Roxana Pop | Staff PhotographerSchool of Art student Aaron Von Seggern sits in his studio awaiting visitors during the school’s annual Open Studios event Monday evening at the Arts Quadrangle.

Chautauquans get sneak peek of artists’ life at Open Studios night

At Open Studios night last Monday at the School of Art, the first thing 7-year-old Jackson Kuhn did was make a beeline for art student Molly Berger’s ceramics studio. He traded a rock he painted — and autographed on the back — for one of her mugs. Kuhn loves ceramics; he takes classes in it through the Special Studies’ Young Artists program, and he started selling painted rocks last year to raise money for a ceramics student scholarship through the Chautauqua Fund.

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Debra Eck’s altered, mixed media book “Magpies” is featured in the VACI Open Members Exhibition. (1)

Community artists take turn exhibiting work for VACI

At the VACI Open Members Exhibition, which opened Monday in Fowler-Kellogg Art Center and runs through Aug. 22, longtime Chautauquan Enid Shames spent several minutes staring at a video piece called “The Aesthetics of Informatics in a Wandering America.” [w/ SLIDESHOW]

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Stanley Lewis, visiting artist at the Chautauqua School of Art, works on an oil painting of Chautauqua Lake, which he’s worked on for three weeks, near University Beach on North Lake Drive Wednesday afternoon.

VACI’s Lewis mines relief sculpture for ideas about painting

Stanley Lewis has served as a visiting artist at Chautauqua Institution’s School of Art each year for the past 25 years, but he’s interested in far more than his own work. [w/ SLIDESHOW]

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Benjamin Hoste | Staff PhotographerAttendees of the Chautauqua School of Art’s Annual Student Exhibition discuss an untitled piece by ceramics student Emily Harki, a piece that sold for for $1,000. The exhibition runs through Thursday at Fowler-Kellogg Art Center.

Student artists become professionals, sell work from Fowler-Kellogg Exhibition

In an untitled piece, ceramics student Emily Harki attached crumpled squares of porcelain to several long wires, which she twisted into curls and drilled into two white wooden panels. Harki’s monochromatic piece, which measures the size of a small billboard, sold for $1,000 at the Chautauqua School of Art Annual Student Exhibition. It’s the most expensive sale from the student art show so far.

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