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“Southern Stories: Print Big!” at Atlanta Printmakers Studio

In a village with many new people moving in, some old and new friends gathered to make something memorable. (Why printmaking is fun: parties form to make it happen.)

Woodblock carved by Atlanta Printmakers Studio, displayed at Print Big! April 13, 2013

Woodblock carved by Atlanta Printmakers Studio, displayed at Print Big! April 13, 2013

A visitor from far away helped with carving a block of wood. His name is Sean Starwars. He taught young artists how he works. (Why printmaking is fun: Two words: Sean Starwars.)

Sean Starwars carving a woodblock at Print Big! on April 13, 2013

Sean Starwars carving a woodblock at Print Big! on April 13, 2013

Other people formed groups to carve large and detailed woodblocks. Then ink was rolled on to the blocks while last-minute details were tended. (Why printmaking is fun: The aroma of the ink.)

Preparing a woodblock with ink, at Print Big! April 13, 2013

Preparing a woodblock with ink, at Print Big! April 13, 2013

After a white cloth was lain atop the inked woodblock, a big green visitor from a construction site rolled over it. (Why printmaking is fun: It involves mashing.)

Large print almost ready for pressing at Print Big! sponsored by Atlanta Printmakers Studio, April 13, 2013

Large print almost ready for pressing at Print Big! sponsored by Atlanta Printmakers Studio, April 13, 2013

The new print was then hung to dry and to be admired. (Why printmaking is fun: It causes the sun to shine and cast shadows.)

Freshly pressed print by a crew from Savannah College of Art and Design, at Print Big! sponsored by Atlanta Printmakers Studio, April 13, 2013

Freshly pressed print by a crew from Savannah College of Art and Design, at Print Big! sponsored by Atlanta Printmakers Studio, April 13, 2013

Thank you, Gina Reynoso of the Atlanta Printmakers Studio for anwering my questions!

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