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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

Oct. 6, 2011

Tintype mosaic exhibit to open Oct. 10 with artist’s lecture

By Brittany Keithley, media relations assistant

The work of Marydorsey Wanless, an artist specializing in tintypes and gum bichromates, will be showcased Monday, Oct. 10, through Friday, Dec. 9, in the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Gallery.

The work of Marydorsey Wanless, an artist specializing in tintypes and gum bichromates, will be showcased Monday, Oct. 10, through Friday, Dec. 9, in the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Gallery.

Guest artist Marydorsey Wanless will showcase her tintype mosaic art with an exhibit opening Monday, Oct. 10 and continuing through Dec. 9, in the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Gallery.

Wanless will mark the exhibit's opening with a lecture, "Evidence of Aging," at 7 p.m. in room 244 of the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building, with a reception afterward in the Fine Arts Gallery.

Wanless has taught as an assistant professor in photography at the Washburn University art department since 1998. She works with black and white darkroom photography and digital photography but specializes in historical alternative processes. She is currently working with tintypes and gum bichromates.

Her work has been shown regionally, nationally and internationally, in addition to winning many awards including the grand prize for SoHo Gallery's "Krappy Kamera" International Exhibition. She is a member of Society of Photographic Educators, Women in Photography International and the F295 Group of Alternative Photography. 

"The whole department is excited to have someone coming who is doing contemporary work with historical techniques," said Laura Kukkee, associate professor of art. "Her work is unique, and I hope it opens up students' ideas about what photography is and what you can do with it if you have a creative approach."

Wanless will also offer a workshop for photography students from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, in the photography studio of the Fine Arts Building. The workshop is limited to 15 students who will print images on metal utilizing the tintype technique under her instruction.

Gallery hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

For more information about the exhibit, call 660.562.1326 or send an email to kukkee@nwmissouri.edu.

For more information about the Department of Art, click here.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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