Following the opening of the Woodcut Challenge in Chicago, I started on my way back to New York City. After 8,700 or so miles, 65 days on the road, driving through 26 states, stopping in 23 cities, and visiting 34 print shops, and meeting 100+ people, I have concluded my trip. I am forever grateful to friends, family, and to anyone and everyone who has helped me along the way. Whether you welcomed me into your home, gave me a place to stay, gave me a tour of your print shop, invited me to be a part of a show or make a print in your studio, showed kindness, or offered encouragement and advice to a young artist just trying to figure things out, I appreciate you. I got to experience something that not everyone has the opportunity of doing and I hope to use everything I've learned and the connections I've made to help bring me closer to my goals and aspirations as a printmaker and artist. Yesterday I made it back to my starting point in Boston, and soon will be heading back to New York City for Print Week where I will be working at the Editions and Artists' Book Fair this Thursday, November 5th through Sunday, November 8th. I'll be at Jennifer Melby Editions at EAB pretty much every day of the fair. I hope to see a bunch of the printmakers I met along the way in NYC this weekend, so come say hi!
The opening of Hoofprint Workshop's Woodcut Challenge was a success! There was a great turnout of artists and members from the community for the show and for Pilsen Open Studios. I got to meet many incredible and talented printermakers and artists, and it was awesome to be a part of such a fun and incredible show in Chicago. Special thanks again to Liz and Gabe for all of their hospitality, and also for all of the hard work they put into the show to make it as great as it is. They truly made my visit to Chicago one to remember. I am not able to make the closing this weekend because I will be working at the Editions and Artist Book Fair in NYC, but if you are in the Chicago area, please stop by for the closing this Friday. It will be your last chance to see all of these huge woodcuts in their entirety!
Friday, November 6th, 7-11pm. Hoofprint Workshop. 2433 South Oakley Ave. Chicago, IL.