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Where in the World? Italy

By: Cienna Madrid   Published 1:35 pm / July 19, 2017

Art students in Italy

Getting started in the studio at the Scuola, from left to right: Andie Kelly, Wendy Blickenstaff, Erika Reed, Jill AnnieMargaret, Julie McCreedy and Nancy Flecha.

Art professor Jill AnnieMargaret is leading a study abroad program this month in Venice, Italy, for current Boise State students. Five students are experiencing an artist residency at Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, a world-renowned residency program and school specializing in the varied art forms of printmaking, letterpress and artist books.

Artsy hands coming out of water.

A photo from the Venice biennale.

While in Italy, students and faculty are creating new work that is influenced by living in the historic city. In addition to working with other international artists and touring various locations throughout the country, the group is visiting the 57th Venice biennale, a massive international exhibition of contemporary art held at the historic international pavilions in the Giardini, the Arsenale, as well as countless sites throughout the city.