It’s been roughly one week since I packed my supplies and readied myself for DSPS‘ May Artist Connection. The scheduling of this program coincided with the 9th Annual Print Show; so it seemed only fitting to demo one of the processes I favor, collagraph.
Having the opportunity to demo is such a gift; you’re exposing yourself and your practice to others. If things align just-so, the demo changes from one-sided instruction to something much more collaborative. Fortunately, Saturday’s program was the later. The discussion was refreshing, and those in attendance were as invested in the print’s outcome as I was.
Having time to reflect, I feel humbled and hope those in attendance found the afternoon to be as rewarding as I did.
I don’t often share a creative space with musicians and fire-dancers, but Urban Nights provided just that. It’s difficult to describe the atmosphere that develops when the masses gather to celebrate the talents and offerings of Dayton. I joined the Dayton Printmakers Cooperative, in demoing print processes for Street Art On Second. The evening was filled with great people, performance, and music, a revival of the spirit.
Urban Nights is upon us and with it comes an opportunity to highlight the artists and offerings of Dayton. In truth, this is a great way to reignite your interests and go on a date with your city. It was a long winter and we could all use some spark.