ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
& big ink
About the residency & Big ink
This fall, Hui No‘eau will embark on a printmaking adventure of epic proportions! We are thrilled to bring Artist in Residence James Bailey to Maui to work in the Hui’s print studio, teach a workshop open to all levels, and coordinate our “Big Ink” Celebration! James Bailey is a Professor in the School of Art at the University of Montana where he also leads students in an annual printmaking event where large-scale prints are created using an unlikely and unique printing press: a steamroller! While on Maui, James will create a 4’ x 8’ print of his own and facilitate a community steamroller printmaking event right here at the Hui!
On Saturday, October 8, the Hui’s 2016 Artist in Residence Program will culminate with a “Big Ink” celebration! James will guide teams of volunteers as they assist him in the printing process by inking woodblocks that have been carved by local artists, Hui students, and youth from local schools in the weeks leading up to the event. Everyone will be invited to gather and watch the magic unfold as James prints the woodcuts on cloth or paper by driving over them with a steamroller.
Calling all artists! Create drawings, carve on large-scale (up to 4’ x 8’) linoleum or wood and our whole community will watch your work being printed!
Mahalo to the Laila Twigg-Smith Art Fund of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation for their generous support of this program!
Workshops & Activities
Large-scale Linocut: Prepare for “Big Ink!” #1464
Teaching Artist: Tania Arens
Saturday, 1 day
September 17 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
This class will get you inspired and ready to participate in the “Big Ink” steamroller printmaking project at the Hui in October (pg. 5 & 6)! In this class, you’ll learn how to create an impressive large-scale linocut—a handmade message of your choice, a shout out to the world! Students will learn how to translate an idea into a successful printable image, how to enlarge and transfer the image using a grid, carve using various techniques, proof, and print the final image. Students will also have complimentary access to open studio on September 22 (12-4pm) and October 4, 5, & 6 (10am-4pm).
Tuition: $55 ($69 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $65
Artist in Residence at Work!
Wednesday – Friday, 3 days
September 28 - 30
2016 Artist in Residence James Bailey will be working in the Hui print studio to create a large scale 4’ x 8’ print to be printed at the “Big Ink” Celebration on October 8. Stop by, meet the artist, and watch him work!
“Big Ink” Workshop #1421
Saturday & Sunday, 2 days
October 1 & 2 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join in this hands-on weekend workshop and learn about printmaking from 2016 Artist in Residence James Bailey. You’ll get comfortable working with both traditional and non-traditional tools as you learn to create your own personal woodcut. Students will explore printmaking from start to finish: transferring an image to a block, toning, cutting, registration, ink modification, printing and inking applications. James will also present historical and contemporary artistic approaches that will be sure to spark ideas and inspire your creativity! The workshop will prepare you to participate in the Hui’s “Big Ink” event!
Tuition: $155 ($194 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $30
Printmaking Open Studio: Get Ready for “Big Ink!”
Tuesday – Thursday, 3 days
October 4 - 6 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Local artists are invited to join James Bailey in the print studio for three days of carving! Working independently, participants are encouraged to work on woodblock or linoleum in preparation for “Big Ink” on October 8. Let’s gather together and enjoy some creative time with our friends and fellow artists! Artists should bring their own blocks, carving tools and any other supplies. Workspace is limited and available on a first come, first served basis! Prerequisite: Beginning Printmaking or equivalent experience.
“BIG Ink” Celebration! — FREE & Open to the Public!
Saturday, 1 day
October 8 / 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
We invite students, artists, and the entire community to come together for this spectacular event! Let’s bring printmaking out of the studio and celebrate how fun and magical the printmaking process can be for all ages! This event is a culmination of the Hui’s 2016 Artist in Residence Program with Professor James Bailey of University of Montana. James will guide teams of volunteers as they assist him in the printing process using an unlikely and unique printing press: a steamroller! Volunteers will ink blocks that have been carved by local artists, Hui students, and youth from local schools in the weeks leading up to this “Big Ink” event. Everyone will be invited to gather round to watch the magic unfold on a large scale as James prints the woodcuts on cloth or paper by driving over them with a steamroller. James and volunteers will also print a 4’ x 8’ print that James created himself during his residency at the Hui. Bring your family and friends and you’ll love watching this exciting and interactive printmaking event!
About the Artist - James Bailey
James Bailey was born in New Jersey, and grew up in Minneapolis, MN. He earned his B.F.A. from the University of Minnesota and his M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is currently an artist and Professor in the School of Art at The University of Montana. In 1998 he established Matrix Press, the publishing component of the print program, which brings in nationally recognized artists to collaborate in the production of limited edition prints and he is also one of the co-founders for the Annual Day of the Dead Steamroller Print Project now moving into its fifteenth year.
As an artist, James continues his research into both traditional and experimental approaches in printmaking. James has exhibited his work nationally and internationally in over 300 exhibitions and national print portfolios across 35 states as well as Estonia, France, China, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. His work can be found in numerous public and private collections including those of the Walker Art Center, New York Public Library, Jundt Art Museum, Boise Art Museum, Mesa Arts Center, Hillard University Art Museum and Sioux City Arts Center among others. James was interviewed for the full length documentary film on printmaking titled Midwest Matrix and he serves on the board for the Printmaking Legacy Project. Learn more about James Bailey at jamesbaileyart.com.
Experience Big Ink:
4 Fun ways to participate!
1 TAKE A CLASS
Click here for some great printmaking class options open to all levels!
2 MAKE A PRINT
Calling all artists! Create drawings, carve on large-scale (up to 4’ x 8’) linoleum or wood and our whole community will watch your work being printed! Contact Program Manager Lana Coryell at email@example.com if you would like to participate!
Let us know if you’d like to help with “Big Ink” Celebration on October 8! Contact Program Manager Lana Coryell at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to help.
4 WATCH & SEE
Everyone is invited! Come by the Hui on October 8 to see some amazing prints being steamrolled before your eyes!