Following the success of the inaugural Print Big! Steamroller event in 2010, the Atlanta Printmakers Studio announces Print Big! 2011, a printmaking community collaborative event to be held on Saturday, April 30 (Arbor Day).
Twelve participating groups from Georgia, featuring artists, community organizations, college, university, and high school students will design and carve 4’x8’ woodblocks that will be printed with a steamroller at Print Big! To commemorate Arbor Day, the design of the prints will focus on the theme of trees and environmental issues.
The goal of Print Big! reflects the mission of the Atlanta Printmakers Studio of recognizing and celebrating the vitality and democratic nature of printmaking and to educate the community about this historic image-making medium. The focus is fun, creativity, and collaboration. Print Big! is free and open to the public and will take place outside at the Atlanta Printmakers Studio located in the Metropolitan Business and Arts District at 675 Metropolitan Parkway in Atlanta. The community is invited to participate in the festivities including hands-on printmaking activities, tours of the Atlanta Printmakers Studio, food, music, and much more!
In addition to this year’s event, an exhibition and art auction will be held on May 14 from 6-9 p.m. at Trees Atlanta. Attendees will have the opportunity to view all 12 banners from Print Big 2011 as well as place bids on this year’s 4′ x 8′ original banners, eco-friendly products and services, and artwork by current APS members. Proceeds will benefit future programing at Atlanta Printmakers Studio.
Participating groups include: University of West Georgia, Kennesaw State University, Georgia College, SCAD Atlanta, North Georgia College and State University, the Art of Such and Such, Abernathy Art Center, Hammonds House Museum’s Spring Break Camp, Paideia School, Tri-Cities High School, Grady High School, and Atlanta Printmakers Studio.
Funding for this program is provided in part by Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council, City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund, and sponsored by Trees Atlanta.
Atlanta Printmakers Studio
Metropolitan Business and Arts District
675 Metropolitan Parkway