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Jennaway Pearson Presents Fugitive Collective Linoleum Print Workshop

image from @fundreddollarbillproject

image from @fundreddollarbillproject

from Fundred Reserve Open Lab...

"Join Jennaway Pearson for a workshop on the process of linoleum printing, where we will create energized graphics related to lead education and the art of the Fundred Project. The prints created during this workshop series will be used as elements for our upcoming engagements in DC in March, including planned visits to representatives on the Hill.

An iconography of engagement has emerged from the Fundred Project, and prints created during the workshop will help encourage lawmakers to see the value of their constituents’ Fundreds and how it represents their quest to be free of lead. Carve your own block, walk away with a print of your own, and leave one for the project. Participants are invited to join us for Hill Day as well.

"Linocut" is a printmaking technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum (sometimes mounted on a wooden block) is used for the relief surface. A design is cut into the linoleum surface with a sharp knife, V-shaped chisel or gouge, with the raised (uncarved) areas representing a reversal (mirror image) of the parts to show printed. The cut areas can then be pulled from the backing. The linoleum sheet is inked with a roller or (called a brayer), and then impressed onto paper or fabric. The actual printing can be done by hand or with a press.

Fundred will provide resources including print outs and graphics that can be used to inspire imagery for your prints. Fundred Reserve Open Lab Manager and Curator Dawne Langford will share more about project ideas and upcoming events.

Jennaway Pearson is a Printmaker and Book Artist living and working in Washington, DC. She is an Adjunct Faculty member at American University and George Washington University. Pearson recently worked at Penland School of Art and Crafts, Sarvisberry Studios, Venice Printmaking Studio, and Handprint Workshop International, and is a curator and printer for "Forever", "Relax", and "Borders" portfolios.

This event is free and open to the public, though space is limited. Please register in advance."

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Saturday, February 17, 2018
2:00 PM  6:00 PM


Lead Stories DC Workshop With Visiting Artist, Watie White


from Fundred Reserve Open Lab...

Lead Stories, a public project created in Omaha, NE, combines woodblock portraits with text based narratives of individual residents and community leaders directly impacted by lead poisoning and working on solutions. Each print was featured on the back page of the Omaha Star throughout the year in 2017.

On Sunday, February 11, Fundred Reserve Open Lab will host a workshop where White will share more about his artistic practice and launch the collection of new portraits and stories from DC for his Lead Stories series. Do you have a story about the presence of lead in DC?

Through the Lead Stories series, Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance, Watie White Studio, and the Omaha Star put a very human face on the devastating effects of lead in North Omaha, a community that has faced lead contamination through multiple sources for decades. The city of Omaha, Nebraska, has one of the nation's largest superfund sites, where the surface soil is contaminated as a result of deposits of polluted air emissions from historic lead smelting and refining operations. About one out of three residential yards have lead in the soil at concentrations above the health-based limit of 400 parts per million (ppm). Washington, D.C. has a complicated struggle with the presence of lead. We think it is important to document the stories of Individiduals that have been affected either personally or indirectly by this pervasive, but under-recognized issue.

Watie White is a painter, printmaker and public artist based in Omaha, Nebraska. Watie’s work has been featured in exhibitions at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Bentonville, AR), the Minneapolis Institute of Art Minneapolis, MN), Museum of Nebraska Art (Kearney, NE), Joslyn Art Museum (Omaha, NE), the Telfair Museums (Savannah, GA), The Dixon Galleries and Gardens (Memphis, TN) and Mint Museum (Charlotte, NC). Watie’s studio has produced recent public art projects in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity-Omaha, InCommon Community Development, and Justice for Our Neighbors-NE, Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance, Omaha Housing Authority and Omaha Public Schools.


Sunday, February 11, 2018
1:30 PM  3:00 PM