“Reticent Shootist” on display through Nov. 14

Display of the 18 wood engravings that are part of the "Reticent Shootist."

An explanation of the wood engravings used in the "Reticent Shootist." The Accordian Book is made from covers of early 1900s law books and is fastened with brass hinges.

The cover of "The Reticent Shootist" with some of the wood engraving tools.

John Drabanski, a student in Patricia Pearce’s Advanced Projects class, has his piece “Reticent Shootist” on display in the case to the right of the entrance of the Visual Arts Gallery. It will be exhibited through Nov. 14. The work includes 18 original wood engravings. He writes in his artist statement, “During the 1800s the handgun became the weapon of choice.  The Reticent Shootist is a short story in wood engravings  where the internal struggle of living the Code of the West clashes with the independent spirit.”