A look back at the work of Cuesta College student printmakers from the past 20 years will be on display in the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art’s McMeen Gallery from June 7 to June 30. Although an annual show, the theme this year is a retrospective look at Cuesta College in celebration of the school’s 50 year anniversary.


The juried exhibition, entitled “The Proof Is in the Prints: A Retrospective Exhibition of Cuesta College Student Etchings 1992-2013,” is sponsored by the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art and Central Coast Printmakers and aims to showcase the high quality of traditional printmaking produced each year through Cuesta College’s art program. The exhibited etchings have been culled from a collection of more than 300 pieces.


“Studying etching allows students to immerse themselves in a creative practice that requires deep mastery and exists in a kind of slow time. Neither is common in our mediated, digitalized world,” said art program associate faculty member Leslie Sutcliffe. “It is my hope that this exhibition gives the viewer a feeling for the breadth and depth of the printmaking program at Cuesta College over the years.”


In conjunction with Art After Dark (a program of Arts Obispo), a reception and opportunity to meet members of the printmakers group will take place at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art on Friday, June 7, from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., located at 1010 Broad Street, on the west end of Mission Plaza. Regular museum hours are 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily; closed Tuesdays.

Lauren Milbourne / (805) 546-3108 / Email: Lauren_milbourne@cuesta.edu / Posted 5/31/13