Tugboat Printshop Showcase @ Wonder Fair Gallery
Artists Paul Roden & Valerie Lueth are TUGBOAT PRINTSHOP, a creative partnership producing hand-carved woodcut prints from their Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania studio. Wonder Fair has long liked the cut of Tugboat’s jib, admiring from afar their dedication to masterful craftsmanship and their unreserved enthusiasm for socially-minded printmaking.
In this rare gallery exhibition of Tugboat’s work, recent prints will be on view alongside a selection of their originary wood blocks—hand-carved artifacts of the printmaking process oft unseen by the public, but of central importance to understanding an artist’s path to a finished image. Interested in going a step farther behind-the-scenes at Tugboat Printshop? Check out photos of prints and printmaking-in-process online, at http://www.tugboatprintshop.com/index.htm
Wonder Fair’s nicely priced and resource-rich Tugboat Printshop Showcase is presented in coordination with the inaugural “Lawrence Print Week”, a celebration of printed arts taking place around Lawrence September 16-22, 2013. Various Print Week events will be hosted by the Lawrence Art Center, Wonder Fair, the KU Printmaking department, and the Spencer Museum Art—all local institutions sharing a common purpose with our friends at Tugboat Printshop: “to foster greater public appreciation for the arts, cultivate greater interest in owning original art, and stir up newfound interest for traditionally printed works on paper.” On board with this plan? Then sail in to Wonder Fair!
- Ongoing until Monday, September 23, 2013
- Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Mondays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Tuesdays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Wednesdays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Thursdays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Fridays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Wonder Fair: Art Gallery, Shoppe and Studio, 803 1/2 Massachusetts St., Lawrence
- Cost: Free
- Age limit: All ages