Event Date

January 22, 2007

Go "Sight Seeing" at WNCC Main Gallery

"Sight Seeing," a Lynne Haagensen collection of Montreal imagery, will be on display in the Main Gallery at Western Nevada Community College's Bristlecone Building Monday, Jan. 22, through Friday, Feb. 16.

"In the fall of 2000, I spent six weeks in Montreal," Haagensen said. "As I explored the city, I made drawings, knowing that I would later have the opportunity to use them in photocopy prints."

Haagensen developed her drawings into fine art prints at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center in California, where she was an artist-in-residence. After a period of making art based on other subjects, she returned to her Montreal imagery and created the large works in this exhibition.

"While I can speak about the aspects of my work, I am reluctant to pin down my intent," she added. "Avant garde pioneers of the early 20th century, 19th century French romantic artists, and 1970's feminists have all influenced me."

Despite being voted "best artist" in her high school class, Haagensen had no idea that she might want to pursue studio art professionally. "It took going on to graduate school in art history at the University of North Carolina for me to realize it," she said. "After finishing with a Master of Arts in art history from UNC, I earned a Master of Fine Arts with a concentration in printmaking at Ohio State University."

Her dual qualifications landed Haagensen a teaching position at the University of Idaho, where she teaches printmaking and drawing.

Press Release: January 18, 2007

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