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Printmaking Meet Up At The Bluegrass Art Center

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.

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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.

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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’.

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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


Betsy Baltzer


Cheryl Beardslee


Cole and Victor Imperi


Penny Gates and Pamela Yaeger


Becky Ebert


Sue Gorman

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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