BIG INK at Artists Image Resource…

This Saturday WVU Printmakers and I spent the afternoon at AIR for their annual fundraiser and BIG INK event! It was a ton of fun, and it was great to see so many people at AIR supporting a place that I love…

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BIG INK travels all over the country asking artists to make very large scale woodcuts to print on their “BIG TUNA” press…it is such a sight to see!

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Everyone getting ready to run a block through the press…I’m not sure how large the press bed is, possibly 4’x8’…but I know from watching that it takes many hands to make it work.

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Once the press bed is through, it takes a few hands to lift the paper off the block as well…

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There were MANY artists there that day printing large scale blocks…Pittsburgh’s own Paul Roden has one of his blocks printed…

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Tonja Torgerson was there to work on an installation on the outside of AIR…

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Also on display were some of the prints Tonja has been making with AIR…

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A few of my students were also helping give printmaking demonstrations that night… WVU MFA student Stephanie Alaniz shows AIR Director Bob Beckman her recent work…

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Stephanie running a litho with the help of BFA Printmaking student Bre Fleming…WVU Printmaking alum Derek Reese looks on…

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The whole crew (from left, Bre Felming, Feliks Pyron, Tyler Carter, and Stephanie Alaniz) enjoying a wonderful night in Pittsburgh!

 

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