Curious Gallery, Portland OregonLeah Kiczula ’15, M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, will lead an antique printmaking workshop at the fourth annual Curious Gallery arts festival in January 2017.

Now in its fourth year, Curious Gallery returns to the Crowne Plaza Portland on January 7-8, 2017. This unique arts festival features panels, workshops and other programming with emphasis on:

Nature: natural history specimens and the preparation thereof, unusual topics from the natural sciences (even a bit of weird science);

Culture: relevant to the Pacific Northwest, both indigenous and immigrant, historical and modern; and

Art: fine art from different cultures and periods and everyday arts and crafts, historical and modern.

Leah Kiczula, Class of 2015, Marylhurst University
Leah Kiczula will lead an antique printmaking workshop. Participants will get first-hand experience using an antique paper press and make Curious Gallery-themed linoblock prints, pulled on a tabletop relief press. Leah Kiczula is a photographer, print maker and artist. She is interested in myth, legend, folk lore and fairy tales which heavily influences her work. She creates in many mediums including photography, photogravure, relief and lithography, including the combination of multiple forms.

Leah Kiczula earned her M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Marylhurst University in 2015. Her thesis explored how story, ritual and belief are intertwined within indigenous hunting and herding peoples of the polar north. She currently works as an education program specialist for SCRAP, an environmental services organization creating a national model of how to give second life to materials that otherwise would be thrown away.