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Linda Whitney’s mezzotint exhibit at the Arts Center features a number of images of chickens, part of a book she calls “The Song of the Dyslexic’s Chicken Alphabet.” John M. Steiner The Sun

Shades of black: Mezzotint prints at the Arts Center feature chickens, dancers


Using a painstaking process originally developed in the 1600s, artist Linda Whitney creates prints that bring out the many shades and textures black ink on a white field can have.

Her work pairs jingle dancers with Betty Boop, the fine feathers of a chicken and a metal sheriff’s badge and “The Space between History and Hollywood” — the title of Whitney’s mezzotint exhibit at the Arts Center in Jamestown.

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Kari Lucin
Kari Lucin joined the Grand Forks Herald as a multimedia producer in August 2014. Previously, she worked for a few years at the Jamestown Sun in Jamestown, N.D., as a staff writer, and prior to that, for about six years as staff writer and later online content coordinator, at the Daily Globe in Worthington, Minn. A graduate of Jackson County Central High School and Augsburg College, she has a bachelor's degree in philosophy and English. Find more of her writing at her blog, Oh Look, a Shiny Thing! or on Twitter at @karilucin.
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