RIT’s Bevier Gallery Opens Season with Digital Art Exhibition

A collective trio of women showcase their original artwork; Sept. 12-Oct. 15

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Artists Karin Schminke, Dorothy Simpson Krause and Bonny Lhotka met while taking an art seminar in Boston, and although their studios are respectively based in Colorado, Massachusetts and Washington, they formed a deep bond as pioneers in printmaking. Together they forged a digital art collaborative, Digital Atelier, and authored a book published in 2004, “Digital Art Studio: Techniques for Combining Inkjet Printing with Traditional Art Materials.”

An inspirational exhibit of 36 original artworks showcasing their innovative techniques spanning the past 10 years will be on exhibit at Rochester Institute of Technology.

RIT’s Bevier Gallery opens the 2008-2009 exhibition season with Work from the Digital Art Studio, during an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12. The show runs through Oct. 15.

“Their artwork is an eclectic mix of images with vibrant originality—representing a kind of cutting edge in printmaking by building lush textures of color and content,” says Alan Singer, professor at RIT’s School of Art. “Digital Atelier’s collective work is a bridge between technology and traditional art.”

Singer extends the range of the exhibition by showing six prints representing recent innovations in printmaking at RIT.

Bevier Gallery is handicapped-accessible and is located in the James E. Booth Building on RIT’s Henrietta campus. Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday; 7 to 9 p.m., Monday to Thursday; 1 to 4:30 p.m., Saturday; and 2 to 4:30 p.m., Sunday. All exhibits are free. For more information, call the Bevier Gallery at (585) 475-2646.