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Please join us at the Spirit Room in Gallery I for the exhibition of Linda Whitney’s “Regalia – Details,” a collection of prints created through the arduous process of mezzotint to honor the indigenous people of this region. Whitney says, “The magnificent regalia is a reminder of this complex history and a symbol of the texture of contemporary times.”
Linda Whitney was born in Minnesota and grew up in Fargo where she was fortunate to have Orland Rourke as her sixth-grade teacher who introduced woodcut printmaking. It was from this experience that her interest, and soon developing love, blossomed. In 1994, having obtained her MFA from University of North Dakota, Whitney was hired at Valley City State University as an assistant professor of art and chair of the art department. She spent twenty years teaching printmaking, painting, art history, art theory, drawing, design, and numerous other courses while also involved in other university committees and initiatives. She has been honored with the North Dakota Governor’s Award for the Art, North Dakota Council on the Arts Fellowship Grant to research mezzotint printmaking, Arts Midwest Fellowship Award, and an Interdisciplinary Arts Minnesota Award. In 2014 she retired professor emeritus to her studio home where she has an etching press in her living room and spends her time making mezzotints, playing with her dogs and gardening.
“Regalia – Details” is made possible through funding in part by North Dakota Council on the Arts and the Arts Partnership.