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Artist Adell DonaghueArtist Adell Donaghue:

Thirty Years of Drawing into Print

An exhibition of selected works on paper from 1987 to 2017

Opening Reception | November 17, 2017 | 6 – 7 PM | Bancroft Main Lobby

Exhibition | November 17 – December 15 | Bancroft Art Building

The Visual Arts Department at Bancroft is honored to showcase Adell's work on campus in the monthlong exhibition, Thirty Years of Drawing into Print. The artist will be in residence at Bancroft working with our US art students on Friday, November 17th. That evening, we invite you to join us for a reception to celebrate the opening of her exhibition. Admission to the reception is free and all are welcome.  Please stop by the Art Building Gallery to enjoy the exhibition between November 17 and December 15, 2017.


In 1987, I began a series of black and white drawings and prints. These prints and drawings have evolved over the past thirty years into the body of work in this exhibit. I have included my early experiments with digital drawing which began in 1987 on a MacintoshPlus computer using a mouse and bitmap technology. My first digital drawings were created in the twentieth century before the postscript language revolutionized computers. Although most of my drawings and prints over the past three decades have been created on paper using traditional materials, in March of 2017 I began drawing using an iPad Pro computer and a stylus. These 21st century tools allowed me to meld centuries old anachronistic drawing methods with contemporary technology.

My exhibit at Bancroft School in Worcester showcases a selection of my works on paper from 1987 through 2017, including etchings, monoprints and digital drawings. Also included in this exhibit are time lapse videos of several of the digital drawings, demonstrating how I created them, mark by mark. 

– Adell Donaghue, November 2017

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