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Alum’s Artwork Featured at UC Clermont

Artist Gretchen Durst Jacobs expands from painting to printmaking in her latest work.

Date: 1/10/2018 12:00:00 AM
By: Amanda Chalifoux
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"Lucky", monotype, 2017, created by Gretchen Durst Jacobs and among the work on display at UC Clermont's Park National Bank Gallery through Feb. 1.

The solo exhibition “Line, Link Shape”, featuring paintings and printmaking by Dayton artist Gretchen Durst Jacobs, is on display in the Park National Bank Art Gallery at UC Clermont College through Feb. 1.

Durst Jacobs, who earned her master’s degree in fine art from the University of Cincinnati and has painted for 20 years, says that adding printmaking — the process of making pictures or designs by printing them from specially prepared plates or blocks — to her body of work has allowed her to explore new avenues of creativity. She has taught and exhibited artwork throughout Ohio and Wyoming.

“As I enter a greater phase of personal confidence and a mature connection to my own creative process, I find my work parallels a willingness to boldly go into uncharted waters,” Durst Jacobs said. “In this willingness, I discovered the courage to explore printmaking, which has opened up my process, allowing me the freedom to experiment with new practices and concepts.”

The Park National Bank Art Gallery is located in the Snyder Building on the UC Clermont College campus in Batavia at 4200 Clermont College Drive. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.  For more than 20 years, the spacious 1,000-square-foot gallery has offered visual art exhibits open to UC Clermont students, faculty, staff and the general public.