UNCP art student gets job as engraving assistant

PEMBROKE — UNC-Pembroke’s Leeanna Earp has been selected as an assistant for the 40th edition of Frogman’s print workshops.

Frogman’s Print Workshop is recognized as one of the most prestigious printmaking workshops in the world, attracting professional artists, educators and students from across the country.

Earp, a senior studio art major, was selected as one of 12 studio assistants. The annual summer workshops are hosted by the University of Nebraska School of Arts at Omaha.

“I am beyond grateful to have been accepted for the assistant position at Frogman’s Print Workshop next summer,” she said. “I appreciate the opportunities offered as a student at the UNCP.

“I am grateful to the teachers who have helped me over the years, especially my advisor and printmaking teacher Brandon Sanderson. His invaluable guidance and support made this possible. I am grateful for this opportunity to pursue my passion at another title,” Earp added.

Over the summer, Earp will help convert a three-story arts building into 14 printmaking classrooms and curate 16 exhibits. She will work with nationally recognized professors at universities across the country to prepare lectures, demonstrations and presentations. Additionally, Earp will feature his work in three exhibitions during the workshop. In addition to her studio practice, she is a student senator at SGA, an assistant at the Art Department Gallery and runs her small business SmogFrogg.

Kayleen C. Rice