MITCH Collective set up a vendor booth at last week’s SGC Printmaking Conference in San Francisco. We promoted our residency program to many talented printmakers and challenged passers by to try their hand at assembling seven tangram shapes into a square.
We met lots of interesting folks and reconnected with friends from yesteryear!
As part of the conference we toured Paulson Bott Press in Berkeley, CA and saw a demonstration on how to translate Gee’s Bend quilt tops into etching prints.
In St Louis, I met some of the ladies from Gee’s Bend and took a quilt top workshop from them at the Missouri History Museum. It was very inspirational!
Seeing quilting combined with printmaking was a great crossover between two of my art loves.
There were many exhibitions around the bay area in conjunction with the conference and this piece by Kouseki Ono was a stand out. It is 100 layers of oil based screen printing ink and it creates a very three dimensional effect.