The public is invited to observe, or volunteer during, the creation of “ReallyBIGPRINTS!!” during a five-day printmaking event, July 21-25 on the University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc campus. The city of Manitowoc has graciously donated the use of a steamroller for 53 printmakers from across the country to use to create limited editions of large-scale relief prints in the UW-Manitowoc parking lot.
Printing activities will begin around 7:00 a.m. each day with prints ready for viewing between 9:00 a.m. and dusk. The culmination of the project will be an exhibition of the prints at the Rahr-West Art Museum from August 10 to17, and then later at the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum.
Sponsors are being sought to help support the event. Many of the participating printmakers have agreed to make an original print from their limited edition available to sponsoring businesses and individuals at either $500 or $1000 sponsorship levels. Sponsorship can be in cash or “in kind” goods and services. Sponsorship will be acknowledged at the event and in all promotional materials. More information about “ReallyBIGPRINTS!!” and links to the websites of participating artists can be viewed at https://manitowoc.uwc.edu/arts/gallery/special-exhibit.
“Really Big Prints” is being organized by Berel Lutsky, associate professor of art at UW-Manitowoc, and Ben Rinehart, associate professor of painting and printmaking at Lawrence University.
Those interested in volunteering to help with the event, or in becoming a sponsor, should contact Lutsky at 920-683-4710 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Approximately eight volunteers are needed each day. Spectators of all ages are encouraged to attend.