Don Blackwell student art show at ICC Polk

Published 10:35 am Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A painting by Don Blackwell, who teaches at ICC Polk. A show of his students’ work will open Friday, April 27 from 6-9 p.m. at ICC. (photo submitted by Denise Cwik)

Reception April 27
An art show of works by students of Don Blackwell will be held at the Polk Campus of Isothermal Community College (ICC). An opening reception will be held Friday, April 27 from 6–9 p.m. at ICC.  There will be light refreshments.
Blackwell creates works that, when viewed from a distance, are almost photo-realistic. Moving closer, the eye begins to see the thousands of pen and ink dots in a technique made famous by the French Impressionists called “pointillism.” In addition, he has adapted this technique to leather, producing “tactile pointillism” that is unique and realistic.
A versatile artist, Blackwell works in pen and ink, watercolor, airbrush, oil and colored pencil. He is also a proficient wood carver. He teaches beginning drawing, intermediate drawing, pen and ink and colored pencil drawings, and conducts an open studio class at ICC’s Polk Center.
– article submitted by Denise Cwik

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