Permaset is featuring stories on eco-friendly screen print shops using their inks. For this article, I interviewed Friendly Arctic Printing and Design out of Nashville, TN. You can read the article here.
Over the last several months I have been project managing the fabrication and installation of the lobby artwork for the new Martin Luther King Jr. Medical Outpatient Center in Los Angeles. The artwork was created by Dominique Moody, an assemblage artist who recently completed an artist-in-residence at the Watts Towers Arts Center and is now an artist-in-residence at Zorthian Ranch. After months of fabricating, Standard Sculpture was ready to install the artwork this past week. Here are some photos of them maneuvering around a very tight space as they installed the work. The new hospital will celebrate its official opening in April 2014.
On November 23rd the Compton branch of the County of Los Angeles Public Library sponsored a screen print workshop that was free and open to all ages. Residents learned about the history of screen printing, using water-based inks and printing on a 4 color press. They printed the state of California and Compton Library then added their own artwork to customize their t-shirts. Thanks to all the participants, volunteers and Jose for the great turn-out!
On Saturday, November 16th, the Leland R. Weaver branch of the County of Los Angeles Public Library sponsored the second screen print workshop in South Gate park. Participants learned about the history of poster printing and printed two colors on recycled chipboard. The owl screen print could be cut out and made into a hanging mobile, used as a coloring book or folded in half to become pages of a new story. Thanks to all the participants and volunteers who made the day a success!
South Gate residents will learn poster printing tomorrow. The workshop, which will be held at the South Gate Park, is sponsored by the County of Los Angeles Public Library Leland R. Weaver branch. The workshop is free and runs from 12:00pm-3:00pm. All ages are welcome. All supplies will be provided.
A two-color owl will be printed on recycled chipboard. Depending on the age of the participants, the owl can be cut into a hanging mobile, used as a coloring book or folded in half so the story of the owl can be told on the inside pages. I designed a simple owl and screen printed a few to test! I may change the eyes to be Permaset’s Glow Orange so the owl looks like their eyes are glowing.
Come join us tomorrow at the South Gate Sports Center, 9520 Hildreth Avenue, South Gate, CA 90280
On Saturday, November 9, the South Gate community learned how to screen print two colors on a t-shirt. The Creative Workshop was sponsored by the County of Los Angeles Public Library Leland R. Weaver Branch. Adults and kids alike printed on t-shirts and tote bags throughout the day. Fabric pens on each of the work tables let the participants personalize their screen printed garments. The second workshop will be held this Saturday, November 16. The first workshop taught textile printing while the second workshop will teach graphic printing. Participants will learn how to print a poster that can be made into a hanging mobile or a storybook. Event starts at 12:00pm at South Gate Sports Center, 9520 Hildreth Avenue, South Gate, CA 90280.
Louise Griffin writes an article about the screen print classes offered at Los Angeles Trade Technical College. The article with photos are featured on Permaset Aqua’s website. Check it out here:
The book tells the story of East Rancho Dominguez Public Library’s new art. Copies will be available for viewing at the library. Designed by Julia Luke, the book explains, both visually and in text, the making of the art and its inspiration.
Watch the video to learn more about the Collaboration of Art + Design awards, the judging process and the winners. The Augustus F. Hawkins Courtyards are featured at 3.16 minutes. Go Courtyards!