Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Rural Incident postponed

The Rural Incident, a one-day art extravaganza that was scheduled for today in Oxford, Iowa, has been postponed because of flood complications. I've never been to past ones, but it's supposedly an incredible show with 30 artists and bands playing all day, so I'm sad it was postponed, but as far as I know not cancelled. I will be sure to post when it's rescheduled.

Here in Iowa City, flood waters are receding, but no one is allowed near the flooded buildings until toxicity levels are assessed. From peeking into windows I could get to, Center for the Book is nice and dry, even if the basement is about 5 feet under water. Here is how it looked on the day the river crested (photo by Craig Kelchen):

I can't get anywhere near the Art Bldg, where Printmaking is located, but I found some great aerial views at the UI News Services' flickr site.
It looks like the basment is flooded (up to the ceiling, for sure), but the first floor has been mostly spared. Maybe this will be a nice kick-start to renovation plans that have been dragging out for the past few years?

I like this shot, "Getting fresh air into the IMU."

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Iowa City flood

Well, it looks like printing will be on hiatus for a while, maybe the rest of the summer.

Steps to the UI Center for the Book.

My studio at the printshop of the Art Building, taken from a distant parking deck. I managed to get all personal belongings out in time, except for the frame of my type case (seen in the window, on the left).

This may be a good time to reacquaint myself with the long-neglected Gocco.

There may or may not be an Art Show coming up in Oxford Iowa on June 22nd. I will update as plans are confirmed.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Ladies of Letterpress at Home Ec

It's a very last-minute announcement, but for anyone in the Iowa City area for tomorrow night, stop by and check out the Ladies of Letterpress show! We're excited to be a part of the Gallery Walk and Iowa City Arts Fest this year. This show includes 9 of Iowa City's best women letterpress printers displaying prints books, and recent projects.

Thanks to Home Ec for offering their space!

Monday, June 02, 2008

In good company

My limited editioned prints can now be purchased at The Shiny Squirrel.

You can also find some of my handmade books at Vamp and Tramp, under the imprint "Heroes & Criminals Press."

I'm thrilled to be in the company of so many amazing artists!