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News Service:

Annette Hacker, manager, (515) 294-3720

Office: (515) 294-4777

11-05-04

Contacts:

Heather Sauer, College of Design communications, (515) 294-9289

Teddi Barron, News Service, (515) 294-4778

MEDIA ADVISORY: ISU students will use a steamroller to create art about war Friday

What: Iowa State University art and design students will use a road builder's steamroller to create large-scale prints on oversized woodblocks. War and its impact is the theme the students selected for their artwork.

When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 5

Where: Reuter's, 5815 W. Lincoln Way, Ames.

Reuter's is a construction and equipment dealer.

Who: Students in a relief printmaking class taught by April Katz, associate professor of art and design, are learning to work with high contrast, black and white patterns and shapes.

Details: The students used chisels to carve wood cut prints on 4-foot-by-8-foot plywood. The challenges associated with carving, inking and printing large-scale blocks demands collaboration and teamwork. The class has three teams of artists. One group's print focuses on the deconstruction of an urban area; the second group's print has a mythological focus; the third group's work most directly conveys the theme of war with soldiers shown as puppets. In addition, the University Print Society will create a print that concentrates on the environmental impact of war.

The prints will be displayed in the College of Design Atrium, Nov. 15 - Nov. 19.