Joseph Lupo

Art, printmaking, comics, news and more…

BIG XII Fellowship SUCCESS!

The second half of my BIG XII Fellowship was carried out last week. The first half consisted of a two day visit from University of Kansas printmaking professor Michael Krueger. On Feb 24-25, it was my turn to visit the University of Kansas. Michael, Yoonmi Nam, Shawn Bitters and all the graduate and undergraduate students were great hosts! During my visit, I got to see the wonderful facilities, have critiques with the grads, give a mini-comics workshop, and give a lecture about my work. The entire visit was such a blast, and everyone was really engaged, those two days could not have gone better. Thank you so much to everyone at the U of Kansas Department of Visual Arts for being such wonderful hosts.

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Greetings from KANSAS!

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A good sign that a visit is going to go well, pinball was played on the first night…

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Downtown Lawrence has some great storefront designs…

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Again, really fantastic classic storefront design…

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Poster for the lecture and workshop…

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Inside Michael’s studio, this is a portfolio box constructed to look like an old amp, next to actual old Mac computers…

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Transparency for the piece Michael made for the “Shame of the City” exhibition…

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A Bill Fick/Michael Krueger collaboration…

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Every printshop needs a piano…

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And a house band…a real life printmaking based band composed of KU students…

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Intaglio Club printed material…

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Yoonmi and Shawn’s summer study abroad program in Japan…can I go?

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A former student made Yonnmi this litho press out of paper! The press bed actually moves…

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Label explaining the printshop…

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There was a trip to the Lawrence Arts Center…we were able to squeeze in some time to see a great show of work by William S. Burroughs…and we were able to get to the Spencer Museum of Art which had a really nice James Turrell show, and some wonderful prints from World War I…

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Actual work being done! I was able to teach a really great mini-comics workshop…the students (and Michael) were so engaged!

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Cutting and folding…

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“Pre-press” photo of Michael’s “Everything in my pockets” zine…which once it was xeroxed actually turned out really well…

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Some students brought in old comics to cut up, and make new mini-comics out of…

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SUCCESS! A whole new bunch of mini-comics to add to my collection!

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And finally a fitting end to the visit…a great stout by local brewery Free State called “IRON MAN”…

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