Rockin' Rollin' Prints

Photo by Katherine Rhodes Fields


Past Event

Location Info:

Saint Arnold Brewery
2000 Lyons Ave.
Houston, TX  77020
“Printmaking is one of the oldest art forms in the world,” says Katherine Rhodes Fields, president of the Houston-based PrintMatters. “We’re all part of printmaking — every time you spend a dollar bill, every time you stamp something — that’s a print. The very first prints have been dated by art historians as the cave paintings!” PrintMatters’ seventh annual steamroller festival, the six-hour Rockin’ Rollin’ Prints, is free to the public and hosts artists and onlookers alike. “When you walk into the gates, you’ll see a bustle of artists, [hand-carved] three-by-five-foot wood blocks, printmaking professors from across Texas and a big steamroller,” says Fields. Houston’s favorite brew house will also have plenty of fermentables on tap. “People can purchase a commemorative pint glass,” Fields says, adding with a laugh: “My personal favorite at Saint Arnold’s is the Lawnmower, but my boyfriend likes the Elissa IPA.”

10 a.m April 23, Saint Arnold Brewing Company. 2000 Lyons. For info, visit Free.

[Organizer's Description:]

Houston, TX – PrintMatters is proud to announce the 7th annual steamroller event, Rockin’ Rollin’ Prints. The yearly print happening will be held at Saint Arnold Brewing Company on Sunday, April 23, 2017, from 10am-4pm. The much-anticipated event will feature approximately fifty artists converging in Houston from all over the great state of Texas. Each artist will bring a carved 3ft by 5ft woodblock which will be inked and printed live using a 2-ton steamroller as a printing press. The oversized prints will then be hung in the Saint Arnold’s beer hall, where they will be available for viewing and purchase. This year’s artist theme is “2017: A Print Odyssey”. The annual PrintMatters event is free and open to the public. “Steamrolled VII”, the seventh annual exhibition of oversized prints, juried by Sally Sprout, will open at Williams Tower Gallery June 7th and will be on view until July 14th. In addition to the oversized prints on view in the beer hall, “It Came From the Bayou!”, hosted by Burning Bones Press, will showcase work for sale from printmakers across the U.S. PrintMatters would like to thank its members, volunteers, and artists, including Deborah Clise, the creator of this year’s logo. This event wouldn’t be possible if not for the generous support of Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Gamblin Artist Colors, Speedball Art Products, Lady Lazarus, and Vikki and Ben of Art Supply on Main. PrintMatters is funded by a grant from the Houston Arts Alliance Capacity Building Initiatives. PrintMatters is a Houston based 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to promote traditional and non-traditional printmaking, to encourage print collecting, and to further the professional growth of its members. For more information contact: Katherine Rhodes Fields Deborah Clise
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