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Ross Jahnke




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Date of Work



Relief Print

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Lower Right






East West – Contemporary American Prints Portfolio

Art & Design Study Collection


On Display: First floor


Memorial Union

Artist Bio

Born in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, Ross Jahnke serves as a Professor of Art and Department Head at Nicholls State University. Jahnke is both a print maker and painter, and his work has been exhibited throughout the United States. He is a recipient of the Louisiana Division of Art Fellowship and has received numerous grants for visual art projects. Within his artwork, he tries to capture the traditional roots of printmaking. His attention is typically focused on the grain of wood, whose patterns become a leading factor for various surfaces.

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Student composed text panel:

Ross Jahnke (American)
Gas Station Po'Boy, 2011
Relief print
UND Art Collections: Art & Design Study Collection
East West – Contemporary American Prints Portfolio

Gas Station Po’Boy is a print of a sandwich and is one of Jahnke’s many prints. A po’boy sandwich is a traditional sandwich from Louisiana. This French bread sandwich has been a favorite at various restaurants, but it is especially popular at gas stations. The image’s use of brightly colored ink lends a cartoon-ish appearance to the image, that entices the viewer by making the food look creative and fun.

This portfolio was organized by Brian Kelly, Professor of Printmaking at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Ross Jahnke, Professor of Printmaking at Nicholls State University. 103 complete portfolios were produced in this project with 100 going to the participating artists and the remaining 3 to the permanent print collections at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the university of Colorado at Boulder, and Nicholls State University. Additional portfolios have been included in the print collections at the University of North Dakota (West portfolio), the University of Central Florida (East portfolio) and the University of North Carolina (East portfolio). Portfolio pages printed at Marais Press at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette – pages designed by Trisha Dubina at Nicholls State University.

Featured in the 2020 exhibition, Food For Thought, at the Empire Arts Center Gallery.



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