Fine Art of Printmaking Etched in Bowdoin Students’ Memories



Bowdoin students in Carrie Scanga’s Printmaking I class collaborated with renowned printmaker Tomie Arai to create, donate and collect a new etching.

“It’s crazy,” said Helen Mohney ’15. “You’re going to class, but in the middle of your day you’re working with a famous printmaker on a beautiful piece of work. In the end we got to take a print. To have a valuable piece of art work that you helped with … what a way to start off my time at Bowdoin.”

Arai’s fall 2011 residency was the second Marvin Bileck Printmaking Project at the College, a new initiative that brings together a visiting artist and master printmaker to work with Bowdoin printmaking students. Read story.

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