After a long drive from Wilmington, North Carolina, where I was with the Trail of Dreams, I am in Philadelphia! I will be here for 3 major events.
MARCH 25, THURSDAY - PANEL
At the Southern Graphics Print Council gathering, you can come check me out on a panel:
With a new administration in office and a country shaken by the failures of our economic establishment, questions of value are at the forefront. Traditional printmaking relies upon the limited edition and the printer’s mark to maintain a high value. Even open edition works have eschewed radical possibility as a consumer culture that increasingly embraces DIY trappings and the accessible screenprint tends toward commodification. How is the democratic multiple functioning in contemporary culture to resist (or in some cases reinforce) this commodification and carve out spaces for alternative values?
MARCH 26, FRIDAY - WORKSHOP
A print workshop facilitated by Favianna will be held on Friday March 26, 2010 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Basekamp (723 Chestnut Street, 2nd floor). The workshop is offered free of charge and is open to the public on a space available basis. Advance registration is required and there is a materials fee of $10.
Register for the workshop online or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (215) 545-4078.
Learn relief printmaking with linoleum blocks in this one-day workshop. Participants will get an overview of basic to advanced techniques in linoleum printing and learn all about one-color cuts, the reduction method and multi-block printing. The workshops will also cover: the basics of linoleum block preparation, image transfer onto blocks, the safe use of linoleum cutting tools, and the fundamentals of printing on proof presses. Participants will create a linocut of their choice, and with water-soluble inks, print with a variety of papers. Hand-transfer methods will be used to print blocks. Participants must bring their own speedball tips and a 5x7 image (drawing preferred rather than a photograph). All other supplies will be provided.
MARCH 27, SATURDAY - ARTIST TALK & WORKSHOP
Leeway’s Spring 2010 exhibit, “Shouts from the Wall,” features fifty limited-edition prints, posters, and apparel, covering issues of current national and global interest created by Favianna Rodriguez, Jesus Barraza, and Melanie Cervantes (pictured above L-R), members of Taller Tupac Amaru; Beth Pulcinella (LTA ’09, ACG ’08) co-founder of RECLAIM; and bex* (LTA ’09).
Saturday March 27
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Leeway Foundation Office
Favianna Rodriguez and Jesus Barraza, co-founders of Taller Tupac Amaru, will discuss their prints and posters on display in the exhibit and also discuss their influences and process.