Humboldt State University’s First Street Gallery presents Works by the Giant Squid: A Print Makers Collective featuring affordable works of art for the holiday season. The exhibition, which is produced by students in the museum and gallery practices program at Humboldt State University, will run from Nov. 27 through Dec. 23.
This exhibition consists of a wide variety of mediums such as woodcuts, etching, engravings, lithographs and serigraphy, all covering a broad array of subjects. Many of contributing artists are students and alumni of professor Sarah Whorf’s printmaking classes at Humboldt State University.
Based in Eureka, California, Giant Squid formed as an artists collective earlier this year in an effort to pool and share the technical resources necessary to make fine art prints. This show is their debut exhibition as a collective. The artists included in the show are Crystal Azul, Isaac Bluefoot, Brittany Britton, Tim Camp, Tim Clewell, Kristy Eden, Rhianna Gallagher, Max Garcia, Jorden Goodspeed, Jeff Jensen, Ruth Jensen, Sam Kirby, Justin Skillstad, Crystal Thorpe and Sarah Whorf.
An opening reception in honor of the artists will be held at HSU First Street Gallery on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., and is located at 422 First Street, Eureka. Admission is free and those planning group tours are encouraged to call ahead at 707-443-6363. To learn more, visit www.humboldt.edu/first.
Backlit Thighs and Charcoal Eyes: The Dancers Corrina, 2012, silkscreen, 16 x 20 inches, by Sam Kirby