Friday, June 24, 2016

International Typewriter Day: Limited Edition Screen Prints

I'm really looking forward to tomorrow!

The typewriter was on June 23rd in 1868, by Christopher Latham Sholes of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, marking the official date of International Typewriter Day!  I had no idea this important moment in history was so close to home--read more about it at the Typosphere.

During Oblation's annual International Typewriter Day Type-In this Saturday, June 25th, I'll be releasing these limited edition prints (screen printed by Seizure Palace):

From left to right: Avery As A Rectangle, Self Portrait I, Erica, Dominic, Madeline

Each print is 8 x 10 inches and is $40 (plus shipping)--only 50 of each!

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Thrilled about all of the festivities, I'm most excited to participate in the Type-In by drawing my friend, official Sparkle Princess Alex Simon, with my trusty old machine.  As this magical creature deserves, replicating her likeness will require all of my typewriter ribbons: pink, green, blue, purple, red and black.  Since I lack yellow ribbon (for now!), below is a shot of the prep involved for tomorrow's live-typing session.  I'm using yellow carbon paper taped onto the paper, with the separated yellow CMYK layer of the photograph I'm working from, and my red ribbon so that I can see where I've already marked the yellow in.

Thankfully tomorrow this will transform from gore to glitter!

In addition to good company and refreshments, there will be a selection of Oblation's own typewriters for you to use as well as complimentary stationary, envelopes and even postage so that you can send type a letter yourself--and there's a raffle to win your very own typewriter.  Hope to see you there!

Friday, June 10, 2016

International Typewriter Day!

I'm so excited to team up with Oblation Papers and Press (516 NW 12th) again!

On First Thursday, June 2nd, I had the pleasure of setting up shop in their beautiful space and drawing Wilma, the beloved cat I share a house with.

Photo cred: Jennie Velazco

Detail of Wilma using my Sears Citation II manual italic typewriter and the following characters: + / * % "

Join us to celebrate
 International Typewriter Day
Saturday, June 25
1 - 4 pm

RSVP here!

So excited to be a part of all the fun and to celebrate this coveted machine!

Oblation will be providing refreshments for the afternoon of fun which includes:

Letter typing stations where you can use their beautiful machines to type your own letters on provided stationary, envelopes and even postage!

Limited edition prints by yours truly--featuring a digital print designed by me specifically for Oblation and this special day!

Raffle to win your very own typewriter!

Can't wait to celebrate with you!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Hot Off The Presses

Clockwise from top left: Carissa, Top-Heavy, Vessel, Outline, Kyle, Precious Cargo

I'm so excited to debut this very limited edition run of blown-up typewriter giclée prints during my opening reception at Bare Bones on Belmont!

Each 20 x 24 inch digital print is on Canson Edition Etching Rag using archival inks.  $120 each.

Remember, 30% of my art sales will be donated to Public Annex as Bare Bones generously waives their commission fee.  

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

First Thursday + First Friday in June

First Thursday at Oblation Papers & Press

Come see me this Thursday, June 2 at Oblation from 4 - 6pm, where I'll be drawing with my Citation II manual typewriter and you can utilize their Public Typing Station Yourself!

See how I work, keep me company and snag a flier for the June 25th festivities, where I've teamed up with Oblation to celebrate International Typewriter Day!  Stay tuned for details.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 25th, 1 - 4pm!

First Friday at Bare Bones Cafe

Join me and DJs Lorna Dune & Keith Sweaty as we celebrate my opening reception at Bare Bones Cafe on Belmont, this Friday, June 3 from 6 - 9pm! I'm thrilled to share works from 2014 through last week, as well as limited edition prints.  

Most importantly, I will be donating 30% of my art sales to my favorite fledgling nonprofit, Public Annex--this is an organization very close to my heart, with an aim to break down systemic barriers that prohibit marginalized populations from inclusivity by building a community around accessible farming and art programming. 

Just a few of the available prints for sale this Friday! Counter-clockwise from left:
Vessel, Kyle, Top-Heavy, Untitled, Automatic, Your Shadow's Shadow, Valentine, Empath

I will be running a sale on some of my small prints and will be sharing hot-off-the-press large-scale giclées of my latest typewriter-drawings.  I'm so grateful to have the opportunity to support my colleagues and this essential organization. Many thanks to Bare Bones for generously waiving their commission fee.

First Friday at Café Lulu

This is the part where I wish I could tear myself in two! The epic June Bayview Gallery Night also falls on Friday, June 3 and my large scale stamp and ink drawings as well as large-scale giclées of my typewriter drawings are on view during the night of the celebration (and beyond to mid-July!).  So Milwaukee, let me live vicariously through you and check out all of the artists and venues participating in BVGN 2016! I'll be there in spirit.

Café Lulu 2261 S. Howell Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53207