My neighbor at the Pendleton Art Center, Gabrielle Lundy, makes cool folk art using found objects.
One day, we were talking about printmaking, and I told her that I thought her work would make great collagraphs.
I invited her to visit anytime, and I would show her how it works.
Once we set the date, I thought it would be fun to invite any artist to join us, so I made an ‘event’ on facebook. Here is what it said:
ARTISTS! I am inviting a few artist friends to meet up for some printmaking fun. We are going to put a pot of soup on the wood stove, and I have 2 presses. We can spend the afternoon sharing a meal, getting to know each other and making stuff.
You don’t need a printmaking background, I have plenty of printmaking stuff I am happy to share (paper, knives, ink, linoleum, plates etc) You can prepare something and bring it or make it there…this is a casual, printmaking meet up, nothing formal, no cost to participate, just making art with a press.
Space and materials are limited, we will meet at the Bluegrass Art Center, which is a rustic and beautiful location…but if there is too big a response, we might have to find a bigger space…so only say you are coming if you REALLY can make it.
Photo by Becky Ebert
I didn’t know what to expect, but we had a amazing group of artists visit.
Everybody brought some food, and we shared a delicious ‘pot luck’.
photo by Pamela Lee Yeager
Many of the artists had never worked in printmaking, so it was a very new experience for them.
Some good friends I have known for years came along with some other artists I have only met on facebook.
My neighbors on the 4th floor at the Pendleton Art Center: Gabrielle Lundy and Pamela Hackim
Penny Gates and Pamela Yaeger
It was a great time! A big THANK YOU to Mike Cowden and the Bluegrass Art Center in Old Washington, KY for letting us use his beautiful space.
I hope to do something similar again soon…maybe a paint party next time?!
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