Connections & Collaborations

Mezzotints by Holly Downing

Herold Mahoney Library Gallery
August 25, 2014 - October 2, 2014

Gallery Opening
Mahoney Library Gallery SRJC Petaluma Campus
September 18, 2014
5:00 -7:00 PM

Artist Holly Downing, a retired SRJC art instructor for 25 years, exhibits mezzotint engravings, an archaic printmaking technique which "connects" the artist with her historic precedents. The exhibit includes several handmade artist's books that were collaborations, or "connections" with letterpress printers Jack Stauffacher of San Francisco and Eric Johnson of Iota Press in Sebastopol, Los Angeles poet David St. John and photographs by Genevieve Barnhart of Sebastopol. In addition two of the books "connect" with other cultures and one is a visual "connection" of endangered environmental habitats.

Gallery Information and Hours

Mahoney Library Gallery
680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway

Monday-Thursday: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM  
Saturday:   10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

This exhibit is free to the public. A $4.00 parking permit is required in campus lots.

Art Talk Videos

Introduction Clevis
Mezzotint Plate Creation
Finished Plate Tips for Students

Art Talk is funded by a grant from the Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation - Randolph Newman Cultural Enrichment Endowment.

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