Two Fine Arts students to show work in Egypt
December 01, 2014

Ryan and Leonard lean on a work table in one of Georgian College's art studiosTwo second-year Fine Arts students, Leonard Walsh and Ryan Sobkovich, have had prints accepted into the fourth annual Student International Small Print Show (SIPS) in Egypt.

The exhibition, dedicated to students, aims to promote the works of talented young print-making artists from all over the world regardless of geographical, cultural or political barriers. It will open at the gallery of the Faculty of Fine Arts – El Minia University in late March, 2015 and then be reopened at Extra Art Gallery in Cairo in December, 2015.

Both artists are new to printmaking, learning the medium through their Georgian program. They are thrilled to have their work featured at SIPS.

“It’s great to be able to put ‘International Artist’ on your CV,” Leonard laughs. Ryan concurs, “It really is a big honour to be recognized internationally.”

Last year more than 150 artists applied. The 102 artists selected for inclusion represented 18 countries including Bangladesh, Canada, Croatia, Egypt, England, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan and the United States, as well as the territory of Puerto Rico.

To see more of Leonard and Ryan’s work, check out their respective websites at www.blackstarartwork.com and www.ryanallensobkovich.com