‘Earth Process’ exhibit opens March 1 in O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library St. Thomas Newsroom February 23, 2000 An exhibit of 15 paintings, etchings, prints and drawings by White Bear Lake artist Frank Schreiber opens Wednesday, March 1, in O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center at the University of St. Thomas.Running through May 22, the exhibit is open from 8 a.m. to midnight Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and noon to midnight Sundays.Titled “Earth Process: Paintings and Digital Forms,” the exhibit assembles a variety of works in which the artist has used new technologies to generate his work. He says he enjoys the contrast of using modern technology to produce art that derives from ancient or natural elements. He begins with visual ideas about nature (see "Tree Terrain," right), works with computer images and photo composites to generate what he calls “digital ideas,” then uses artistic media to produce the resulting watercolors, acrylic paintings, drawings, prints and etchings.The artist will give a gallery talk at the exhibit’s opening reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 5, in O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center.Schreiber earned his M.F.A. at Utah State University in 1969. He has been a studio art instructor at North Hennepin Community College and worked as a designer at the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus. He has exhibited his work widely over the past 30 years and was a Jerome Foundation grant finalist for computer fine art concepts in 1986.The exhibit is sponsored by the St. Thomas Art Exhibitions Committee. For further information, call (651) 962-5560.