Murray State visit…SUCCESS!

From Sept. 09-Sept. 11 I was at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky to be a visiting artist.

While there, I worked with students to create an edition of prints of my latest image, hosted a mini-comics workshop, presented my work to local high school students, gave a public lecture, and had crits with Murray State printmakers. To say the least, it was an action packed visit. Printmaking Professor Nicole Hand graciously hosted my stay in Kentucky with husband and Graphic Design Professor Jim Bryant. I can’t thank them and everyone at Murray State enough for a wonderful time! Nicole has such a great program, and I am always impressed with the quality of work that her students produce.

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Visiting artist poster…always fun to see how students present my work for their poster…

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The printshop at Murray State is very clean and organized, Nicole runs a tight ship!

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There are prints everywhere from their archive…

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Karla Hackenmiller intaglio and embossment print…

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One of Jim Bryant’s beautiful relief prints…

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Printing and talking CMYK silkscreen…

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In-progress proofs of the print we ran…

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“Good-Bye old friend.” CMYK silkscreen…we ran an edition of 38!

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The official Murray State chop…

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Awesome food truck outside the art building blasting AC/DC at like 10.30 in the morning!

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We visited a local high school on the second day of my visit…

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Me talking to high school kids who were nice enough to let me talk…

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After the high school visit, we had to rush back to the art building to prep for my mini-comics workshop…

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My ever growing stack of mini-comics…

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Students were asked to bring old comics to the workshop to cut up and make something new…

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Research…

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I did get to snag some old and weird comics, like this “Time Bandits” movie inspired comic…

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I also got to use this great 25-30 year old table top Xerox machine…Murray State tech Scott Cook let us use this machine, and I was in LOVE!

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The results of the 3 hour workshop, lots of comics for everyone to take home…

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Day two ended with a dinner at Nicole and Jim’s house…

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On the third day I was able to sneak out to the local comic shop and a great flea market in town…

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Picked up some great comics, Chris Ware, Kirby Captain America, some Iron Man issues, Tom Scioli Transformers Vs. GI Joe, and the unofficial biography of Shaq vs Jordan?

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The last day was full of crits with undergraduate printmaking students…

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A little CMYK separation demo…

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And one last group picture with the crew…again, I can’t thank Nicole enough for hosting me and showing me a really great time. Thank you to all the students who helped and participated in all my comic craziness!

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