Gallery 255 – November 2014 – Irina R. Yastremski

“I work in the genre of silkscreen printing and collages in which I am trying to find a new relationship between objects and their color system,” said Irina R. Yastremski. Irina’s silkscreen prints can be viewed throughout the month of October in Gallery 255 at the Public Library for Union County.

Silkscreen printing is a technique that uses a mesh-based stencil to apply ink on silk or other materials. Irina’s prints “are not direct illustrations of particular poems but rather my vision on emotions and thoughts expressed in the entire selection of a poet’s work.”

Irina was born in Russia and studied classical art at the Moscow Technological Institute. She arrived in the United States in 1975 and graduated in 1978 from the Kansas City Art Institute where she received instruction in representational art. Irina currently lives in Pennsylvania and has had personal shows at Parker Gallery, Washington, DC; Penn State University, State College, PA; Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA; Gallery Blue, Harrisburg, PA just to name a few. Irina’s works have been featured as illustrations in art poetry books and sold at the National Museum of Women in the Art museum shop in Washington, DC.

An opening reception for Irina is scheduled for Thursday, October 9th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The reception is free and open to the public.

Artists and organizations are encouraged to apply to exhibit items of artistic, cultural and intellectual interest in the library’s gallery and/or display cases. Click here for additional information and the application.

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