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Building Community Through Printmaking
Print Day in May, founded in California in 2007, is an annual, global event that celebrates printmaking through a community of tens of thousands of printmakers in over 60 countries. Every year on the first Saturday in May, printmakers all over the world do what they love; make prints. An artist working alone in the Canadian woods, festive groups of printmakers in Australia, college teachers and their students silk screening t-shirts in support of the teachers union, Venezuelan printmakers taking a day to make art in the midst of chaos, an Eritrean man making exquisitely detailed woodcuts at the local village center. All taking the time to make prints, post images, appreciate the work of others and engage in cross cultural dialog . A community is built.
This Inkubator Session examines and brainstorms Print Day and May and other community printmaking actions. Discussion of participation and sponsorship for other printmaking, community-building events will be included. The session itself will serve to broaden and strengthen these actions, as Inkubator participants spread awareness of these projects in their local communities.