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On exhibit in the newly reopened Gallery 175 at 175 Main Street in Pawtucket are prints by local artist, Joan Hausrath. Titled Looking Back, the exhibition displays prints from several series of the artist’s work created over the past twenty years. 

The prints on exhibit include scenes inspired by the dramatic landscape of Iceland, images inspired by archaeological finds, and depictions of Mexican masks. Another series uses diagramed pictographs to record destinations in Hausrath’s world travels, while her recent work uses etched images of stones placed both in their natural setting and in architectural configurations.

 For the past thirty years Hausrath has been researching safer alternatives to the centuries-old tradition of using acids and solvent based materials in printmaking and has received a number of grants to fund her studies.  She currently teaches workshops in non-toxic printmaking to regional print groups.  She also curates and juries art exhibits and is active in several New England artists organizations.

 Hausrath holds an MFA in Printmaking from Bowling Green (OH) State University and an MA in the History of Art from Ohio State University. After more than 30 years of teaching, Hausrath retired from the Art Department of Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts where she taught printmaking, design and art history. Following retirement, she relocated to Pawtucket, RI where she maintains a print studio. Her work may be viewed at her website at joanhausrath.com.



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