There can be no wrong when you combine printmaking with industrial machinery! Printmakers from across Ohio gathered together last night to participate in this year’s Steamroller Printmaking: Flat Out Fun! This event was jointly hosted by the Dayton Visual Art Center and Stivers School for the Arts.
This collaboration was quite rewarding; the mingling of budding student artists, experienced printmakers, and art enthusiast created a collective simmer of energy. Not to mention, the level of excitement felt when I hear the hum of a steamroller engine is only comparable to what is experienced when I hear a roller coaster; it just gets your blood flowing.
Thirty lino block were printed during the parking print sessions and numerous large scale (3-ft x 3-ft) linos were composed, carved and printed by the students of Stivers, the Dayton Printmakers Cooperative, and resident Dayton artists. Overall it was another great opportunity to work with printers in the community.