August 8, 2012

ArtOrg ED at Tamarind Class

By Dave Machacek

ArtOrg Executive Director Dave Machacek recently completed the 4-week summer workshop on Aluminum Plate Lithography at the Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Here is a small sample of the photos from the course. ArtOrg’s mission statement centers on collaboration: “ArtOrg impacts individuals and communities through visual arts projects and events primarily centered in the print, with public art, commissioned work, and experiential-based education initiatives”, and the course is hoped to increase ArtOrg’s knowledge in the area of printmaking. So far, two ArtOrg collaborative printmaking projects have been accessioned to the permanent collection of the Weisman Museum at the University of Minnesota and one to the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, North Dakota, and these projects comprised forty-three individual works of art from thirty-six artists.
The Tamarind Institute is a 50-year-old organization dedicated to the specialized printmaking art of lithography and its artists, students, and publications have long been considered at the top. This particular summer class taught much general lithography craft and fostered many good printmaking habits. A special thanks to Rodney, Richard, Kellie, Marge, Bill of Tamarind, and new-found printmaking friends Susan, Annika, Chris, Brooke, Katherine, and Heather.

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