End of Summer Approaching . . .

As the end of summer approaches, I figure it is about time to look back on the past spring.

The end of spring brought some really exciting adventures!

There is one exciting escapade I’d like to share. I took my Pratt Institute Print Production class on a letterpress field trip. Thanks to Dan at The Arm, I was able to bring my class to his studio to do some letterpress printing. At The Arm, my students (in groups of three) spent a bit of time designing, typesetting, and printing a poster for their senior show. Each group got to help with a different part of the letterpress process. Thanks to student Steven Mallia, we have some great documentation of the field trip (see a peek at what we did in his pictures below!).

You can also see write-ups of the field trip from Emily Wilbur and Christine Park. Emily and Christine were two of the other amazing students in my Print Production class.




Buke and Gass

Updates need to be more regular.

I’ve been keeping myself pretty busy and far away from the internet (okay, so maybe not that far).

Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. and Alexander Campos organized a show at the Center for Book Arts called Racism: An American Family Value. The show was amazing, and I’ll be posting some pictures soon. If you are living or visiting in NYC, you should be sure to go check out the exhibit before it closes.

For opening night, Amos printed some amazing postcards.

The Jen Bekman Gallery has a new show up that I checked out on its opening night. Summer Reading has work from some of my current favorite artists & photographers such as Kate Bingaman-Burt, Kelly Shimoda, and Alec Soth.

I have to admit I really enjoyed Kelly’s I guess you don’t want to talk to me anymore series:

Since I moved back to New York, I’ve also been going to see a good bit of music.

Last night I saw a band called Buke and Gass. It was one of the best sounding live shows I’ve been to this year, and I can’t wait to see them again soon. They’ve got some pretty interesting instrumentation (I think). If you’re in New York on August 29th, you should come with me to see them.

Photograph by Grant Cornett for Buke and Gass (stolen from their myspace):

Today some of my favorite people (Christopher Doyle & John Banister) are in performing Rhys Chatham’s “A Crimson Grail” along with 198 other guitarists and 16 bassists at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park Bandshell. The New York Times has a nice write up about the event.

I’m also in the process of uploading some vernacular type images from my Mississippi to Colorado trip. Check some of them out!