Abbey Art Works is hosting its first Student Gallery Showing throughout the month of June for Marta Ittenbach, who has been studying copperplate etching under Phillip Sage for the past 16 months. The event's May 28 opening, a combination student-teacher show, was entitled 'Just Scratching the Surface.' It included a description of the old-school physical process of copperplate etching and intaglio printing, as well as 12 of Ittenbach's etching drawings, plates and various ‘states’ that illustrated the progression of the prints. Ittenbach has worked in pastel, acrylic and oils and is a self-taught artist in woodburning and sculpting. She was previously involved with the Jefferson Art Guild and the Metairie Art Guild but moved to the north shore just before the COVID pandemic, where she became involved with Abbey Art Works initiatives.