By Max Pizarro
The Georgetown Current
Wednesday, January 12, 2000
"Reprinted with permission from the Georgetown Current and Max Pizarro"
As part of its "Printmakers Only" show, Georgetown's Fraser Gallery will feature the works of embattled Cuba printmaker Niurka Inurrieta, who was recently denied a visa by the U.S. government to attend her show's Jan. 21 opening.
"We don't know why it was denied," said Roberto Wong, a spokesperson for Inurrieta. "Artist's visas are usually approved as a matter of routine for invited Cuban artists…perhaps the legal battle over the fate of the six-year-old Cuban boy have poisoned the waters for Niurka Inurrieta."
Included in the show, according to gallery director Catriona Fraser, are intaglio etchings, woodcuts, linoleum prints and other hand-printed works. Among the artists whose work will be on exhibit are Inurrieta, Grant Silverstein, Foust, John Jacobsmeyer, Alejandro Escobedo, James Skvartch and David Bruner.
The show, located at 1054 31st Street, will begin Jan. 21, 2000 and run through Feb. 16.
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