Events of Note
UWG art students are taking part in Print Big! 2011 in Atlanta. The project, coordinated by the Atlanta Printmakers Studio, commemorates Arbor Day.
On Saturday, April 30, at APS, a steamroller will press the designs that were carved onto 4x8 foot woodblocks. Trees and environmental issues are themes of the designs.
The steamroller press will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Metropolitan Warehouse Complex where APS is located (675 Metropolitan Parkway SW #6026, in Atlanta, 30310). The event is free and open to the public.
The prints made from the steamroller event will be available for sale at a silent auction on May 14 at Trees Atlanta. Tickets for the auction are $10 and $5 for students.
Before Print Big, students in Debrah Santini’s two introduction to printmaking classes had to come up with an idea. The classes created a two-fold design. On one end is a giant tree; on the other is a nuclear meltdown.
“One class began their drawing and the other one really responded to that drawing,” said Santini, an associate professor of printmaking.
Joey Hannaford, UWG assistant professor of art, designed the logo for Print Big. Stephanie Smith, gallery coordinator and lecturer, was one of the co-founders of the Atlanta Printmakers Studio. Smith, a past president of APS and a member of its board of directors, helped create and organize Print Big.
UWG joins a host of other participating schools. They include: Kennesaw State University; Georgia College; SCAD-Atlanta; and North Georgia College and State University.
For more information on the Atlanta Printmakers Studio and Print Big! 2011 go to: http://www.atlantaprintmakersstudio.org/printbig.html.
John McCutcheon at the Townsend
John McCutcheon comes to the Townsend on Saturday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. McCutcheon is as a songwriter, historian, musician and storyteller. He is a master of the hammer dulcimer and 11 other instruments. His 31 albums and acclaimed children’s books have received six Grammy nominations and multiple Parents’ Choice awards. Don’t miss America’s balladeer. Tickets: $12 Adults, $9 Seniors/Military, $5 Children. Read more about John McCutcheon at http://www.folkmusic.com/.
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