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About mitchcollective

MITCH Collective is a community-driven catalyst promoting creativity in the Ohio Valley. MITCH Collective enriches Martins Ferry, Ohio and nearby towns by: -inviting artists, writers, and musicians to experience the beauty and creative potential of the area while creating new work and interacting with local residents through the residency program. -inspiring a historically economically depressed area by teaching new skills and ideas that will help foster new problem solving approaches for challenges that face the community. -collaborating with nonprofit and municipal organizations in Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania to bring innovative, interdisciplinary projects to life. Facilities include printmaking, screen printing, sewing, quilting, and bookbinding. Visit www.mitchcollective.org for more information.

ShopBot Octobaby Monster Woodcut

This image has been in my head for over a year: As a slave to the twisted innerworkings of my mind I had no choice but to breathe life into this visual aberration. So, I set off on a journey … Continue reading

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Visiting Artist Lights Up the Green Screen

When you hear “green screen,” wackadoodle, over-the-top special effects in a Hollywood blockbuster might cross your mind. But actually, subtle, layered effects are also achievable with this medium. This is a video still from artist Erin Robinson Grant‘s body of … Continue reading

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Digital Fabrication Residency Part 4

Although technically my tenure in theĀ Digital Fabrication Residency ended in October, nuggets of inspiration from my time as a resident have continued to propel me forward. One of the last workshops was basics on how to use the ShopBot, which … Continue reading

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I Left My Heart in San Jose

On my recent visit to the West Coast I stopped off in San Jose and made a quick trip to San Francisco. In San Francisco I visited the studio of quilting guru Joe Cunningham. Joe was one of the artists … Continue reading

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Digital Fabrication Residency Part 3

It’s been tough to keep up with all the goings-on in the Digital Fabrication Residency. I feel like I’m in school again with the constant wave of stress and excitement propelling me forward. I can’t believe it’s already the final … Continue reading

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Digital Fabrication Residency Part 2

Learning new software is HARD. Good thing I have top notch teachers who are very patient (not to mention entertaining). We started off in SketchUp, which is free, and then transitioned to Modo, which is way more complicated and entrancing. … Continue reading

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Digital Fabrication Residency Part 1

BIG NEWS. This week marks the beginning of a six week virtual residency that I’m super excited to be a part of. It’s called the Digital Fabrication Residency and encapsulates exactly what I want to learn. Taking classes at TechShop … Continue reading

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