Who & What:
San Antonio artists Kim Bishop, Paul Karam, Luis Valderas will be printing a large scale 3-color mono-print using 2 steamrollers and 360 feet of 5ft. wide paper. The subject of the print is transformation and the creation mythspast, present and future and it will be done from a combination of 9 different interlocking plates. It will take 6 hours to print. The result will produce 30 possible configurations. These configurations will then be exhibited at two different arts institutions in San Antonio, Texas: The Blue Star Contemporary Arts Center and the UTSA-Downtown Gallery. The goal of this artist collaboration is to create a large scale print for exhibition and to educate the community about large-scale printing.
When & Where:
Printing Event to be held on September 17, 2011: 7am to 3pm
Blue Star Contemporary Arts Center Parking Lot
November through December 2011
The Blue Star Contemporary Arts Center-Gallery IV
February through April 2012
In this time of budget cuts to ALL Arts funding in Texas this project is an example and impetus for the community: With strong collaboration artists can continue to make a visual impact and educate at the same time. It is a community spectacle that brings together artists, art institutions, and public school art students. Over 300 people are expected to visit during the printing event day.
The following institutions and groups in San Antonio, Texas are participating:
Blue Star Contemporary Art Center
The University of Texas San Antonio
San Antonio I. S. D.-Brakenridge High School Art Dept.
Northside I. S. D.-Clark High School Art Dept.
What We Need & What You Get
We need to raise approximately $5000 to cover our costs. All donations are tax deductible and will go through our Non-Profit Fiscal Agent- Blue Star Contemporary Art Center-San Antonio, Texas.
These funds will help cover material costs (ink, paper, printing station tools), equipment rental(steamroller, tents, storage), documentation fees(film/photography editing of the historic event), and help pay for water and food for our volunteers on printing day. In turn you will receive cool perks and original artist
work by Kim Bishop, Paul Karam, or Luis Valderas. The project will still be happening if we cannot meet our estimated goal, we are actively marketing the prints at a pre-sale price for funding.
Other Ways You Can Help
If you live in San Antonio, you can also help by volunteering for a crew on the printing event day. Check our blog for sing-up information. All volunteer crew members will receive an event crew member t-shirt. You can also help by telling people about the project. Please share on facebook, etc.
Team on This Campaign: