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Community Carving Kick-Off Workshop

Push & Pull: A Streamroller Spectacular is a community based printmaking project that will culminate at Printers Ball 2015: Push & Pull on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Spudnik Press Cooperative, in collaboration with William Estrada, invites artists, community organizations, and art teachers to contribute over 300 hand-carved woodblocks. These contributed blocks will be printed onsite using a steamroller to create oversized collaborative banners.

The project aims to create a dialogue with multiple voices from various communities through the development of a large scale printmaking project that engages various community stakeholders to reflect how communities “push and pull” physically, metaphorically, and politically.

Community Carving Events are opportunities throughout the city for participants to meet and carve together, with guidance from an experience printmaker. The series of community carving events begins Saturday April 4, 1-5pm at Spudnik Press Cooperative.Artists who signed up online to receive a block to carve independently are encouraged to pick up their block during this kick-off event. Additional dates and locations will be announced via www.printersball.org.

All carving events are free and open to the public.