Coniunctio: A Collaborative Printmaking Workshop
with Travis Lawrence & Coleman Stevenson
Saturday, March 7th
Noon – 3pm
$50 (includes materials and finished print)
Capped at 10 people - to purchase tickets email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line WORKSHOP.
This workshop will explore artistic collaboration, beginning with a discussion of historical and contemporary examples of artists and writers working in tandem to realize their creative visions. Lawrence and Stevenson will also discuss their own recent collaboration, the process of unifying their individual symbolic languages, and how such work relates to the alchemical journey. Participants will then learn simple methods for making relief prints; each participant will carve a small block to be printed collectively during the workshop. All materials are included in the cost of the class. Participants will take home a copy of the group's collaborative print.
About the instructors:
Travis Lawrence resides in the Midwest where he was born and raised. Influenced by Jungian psychology and mythology, Travis Lawrence uses the art of printmaking to create allegorical imagery, often reinterpretations of medieval alchemical manuscripts and illuminations. He utilizes the art of creation as an act of opening doorways and manifesting these ideas through symbol and metaphor. Similar to alchemy, printmaking, for Lawrence, is a meditative procedure of transforming the mundane into a higher state.
Coleman Stevenson is the author of Breakfast, The Accidental Rarefication of Pattern #5609, and The Dark Exact Tarot Guide. In addition to her work as a designer of tarot and oracle decks, her fine art work, exhibited in galleries around the Pacific Northwest, focuses on the intersections between image and text. She has been a guest curator for various gallery spaces in the Portland, Oregon, area, and has taught poetry, design theory, and cultural studies at a number of different institutions there, most currently for the Literary Arts Delve series, which includes seminars at the Portland Art Museum.