Joseph Lupo

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“BIG PRINTS!” in Roanoke…

From Feb. 16th to the 18th I was in Roanoke, Virginia to participate in the Marginal Arts Festival. Hollins University Porfessor Jennifer Anderson asked Alan Skees and myself to make some 8’x4′ woodcuts and steamroll print them during the festival. We cut wood for about two days, with the help of some Hollins students, then printed them on Saturday.

The festival was AMAZING! There were hundreds of people, the weather was amazing, Roanoke and Hollins University were so supportive, and the entire event could not have gone smoother. The icing on the cake was seeing the work hanging in the Taubman Museum of Art at the end of the day.

Thank you so much to Jennifer and her students, especially LaDonna Richerson and Katelyn Osborne; two Hollins students who put in A LOT of time and hard work during our steamroller event. I had a great time and LOVED the Marginal Arts Festival!

Really nice campus…

Hollins University has a beautiful art building…

We got right to work as soon as I got into town!

Jennifer helping cut out my image…

Dizzying…

Block two…

The calm before the storm…

We had a great location downtown in Roanoke and a beautiful day!

LaDonna and other Hollins Univ. students helping out…

Steamrolling the first print…

A HUGE parade went through the middle of the event. There were people in costume, crazy floats, “Occupy Roanoke” and many other colorful characters…it was a blast!

Putting the prints up at the Taubman Museum of Art…

Also at the Taubman, a T-Rex eating a Union soldier…so there you go…

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One comment on ““BIG PRINTS!” in Roanoke…

  1. Kasey
    February 19, 2012

    I’m really loving these woodcuts, Joe. I’m impressed by the font — it turned out so well in this medium!

    How long did the woodcutting process take? More importantly, did you get to take a spin on the steamroller?

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