The Heckscher Museum is pleased to announce the line up of artists who will have the exclusive opportunity to work with a master printmaker from BIG INK, Inc., a traveling educational program that brings people together to celebrate woodblock printmaking, during the Museum’s Print Your Art Out Community Event this July. Entries were juried by Heckscher Museum’s Director Education & Public Programs, Joy Weiner, and Anu Annam, an award-winning, internationally acclaimed exhibiting artist, art educator, arts administrator, and curator. Congratulations to all of the artists!
This program has been organized in coordination with the exhibition Global Asias: Contemporary Asian and Asian American Art From the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, on view June 4 – September 18, 2022. Global Asias examines the cosmopolitan, playful, and subtly subversive characteristics of contemporary Asian and Asian American Art.
Print Your Art Out Artists
July 9 & 10, 2022
Mei Fung Elizabeth Chan
Alex Ferrone & Constance Sloggatt Wolf
Nicholas Frizalone, Sara Colonna, Jimena Gonzalez, Melanie Izquierdo, Jonathan Lake, Devani Martinez, Jocelyn Reyes, & Justin Rosenthal
Joan Kim Suzuki
Janet Lust Ganes
Print Your Art Out artists will connect with one another and the local community, have a larger-than-life printmaking experience, celebrate the long, rich history of woodcut, and gain inspiration from the Museum’s Global Asias exhibition. Artists (either individually or as teams) will be carving woodblocks in preparation for the July event, during which their large-scale prints will be pulled on BIG INK’s “Big Tuna” printing press on archival paper using traditional oil-based ink. Their designs will be inspired by one of the following three Global Asias themes:
- Exuberant Forms
The energetic works of art in this section reshape and challenge conventional views of abstract art by exploring new materials, techniques, and metaphors. Applicants in this theme are invited to create an abstract work of art focusing on geometric shape and line, pattern, texture, and/or movement.
- Moving Stories
This theme brings together powerful works that reflect on the experiences of migration, both within Asia and beyond. Applicants in this theme are invited to create a work of art that responds to the concepts of migration, displacement, and the shifting realities of time and place, literally or metaphorically.
- Asias Reinvented
This section of Global Asias highlights works that transform styles and motifs of traditional Asian arts to engage, probe, and critique contemporary popular culture and politics. Applicants in this theme are invited to create a work of art in this way and suggests the plurality and fluidity of “Asia” as cultural construct and creative practice.
The public is invited to watch along as the artists print their larger-than-life woodblocks at the free July event! Reservations are recommended. Space is limited! See event details below.
Print Your Art Out! Free Community Weekend
Saturday & Sunday, July 9 & 10, 2022
11 am – 4 pm
Join us for a creative weekend of printmaking activities in the Museum and Heckscher Park (weather-permitting)! Featured artists will be printing large-scale woodcuts on the “Big Tuna” with master printmakers from BIG INK, Inc., a traveling educational program that brings people together to celebrate woodblock printmaking. Explore the current exhibitions Moonstruck and Global Asias: Contemporary Asian and Asian American Art from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation. Then get hands-on with the “Little Anchovy” printing press and learn about a variety of printmaking techniques for all ages!
Images (clockwise from top left): Cara Lynch, Joan Kim Suzuki, Jessica Struzinski, Amanda Vollers.