southern graphics council 2008, richmond, va.

this wednesday i leave for the southern graphics council in richmond, virginia. i will be there until late in the day on saturday. i will be making the journey to richmond with professor salvator, brugg, brock, nemi, and mike. we are taking a massive 15 passenger van and i have the pleasure of driving that beast. for those of you who don’t know, this is a grand printmaking conference. many well known artists will be presenting lectures and demos throughout the day during the conference. here’s the schedule of events.

Wednesday March 26th
12:00 – 6:00 pm SGC Board Meeting, Alumni House
5:00 – 8:00 pm Fine Arts Building Exhibition Openings
Opening Reception for Locker 50B, Fine Arts 3rd Floor
Opening Reception FAB Gallery, Helen Frederick Following the Scent
Opening Reception SGC Member Curated Portfolios, Fine Arts 3rdfloor
5:00 – 7:00 pm Anderson Gallery Exhibition Openings
Large scale digital print installation by Bouthayna, VCUarts Qatar student
SGC Member Curated Portfolios, 3rd floor

Thursday March 27th
8:00-8:45 am
Morning Coffee, Landmark Theater
9:00 am
Welcome, Landmark Theater
9:30 am
Keynote Address: Peter Nesbett and Shelly Bancroft, Landmark Theater
11:45-12:30pmMembership Meeting, Richmond Salon A
12:00- 2:30 pmDemos
CMYK Planographic Monoprints, Etching Studio Room 340
Low Tech – High Def, Lithography Studio
Printing with Wood and Metal Type, Pollak building Room 309
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Panels
Sample This: Appropriate Appropriations, Richmond Salon A

Caught in the Web Navigating Narratives, Richmond Salon B
Printmaking is the Discourse, Commons Theater
2:45 – 3:30 pm
Artist Talks
Lesley Dill, Commons Theater
Fabian Marcaccio, Richmond Salons
3:00 – 5:30 pm
Demos
Digital Imaging and Four Color Polymer Plate Printing, Etching Studio
Digitally Designed Japanese Woodblock Printing, Litho studio
Expanding Instruction Beyond the Four Walls, Fine Arts Building Room 313
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Panels
Bits and Atoms, Richmond Salon A
Shortcuts for More Pleasing Realities, Richmond Salon B
Construction of Malleable Language, Commons Theater
Thursday Night
Main Street Gallery Openings
Bus Trip to University of Richmond Hartnett Print Biennial

Ongoing
12:00 – 6:00 pm Vendor Fair: Commons Ballroom
12:00 – 5:30pm Artist in Residence Cassandra C. Jones Center For Digital Print Media

Friday March 28th
8:00 – 8:45 am Morning Coffee, Landmark Theater
8:45 – 9:45 am SGEO Meeting, Richmond Salon A
9:00 – 11:30 amDemos
Digital Fabric Printing, Pollak Building
Digital Inkjet films for Contact Printing
Leopard Server Technologies, Fine Arts Building Room 313
10:00 – 11:30 am Panels
Syntax of the Print revisited, Richmond Salon A ?
Teaching with Digital Savvy, Richmond Salon B ?
Printmaker in War Time, Commons Theater ?

11:30 am – 2:30pm
Member Portfolio Pick-up
Fine Arts Building Room 122
11:45 am – 12:30pm
Artist talks
Sandow Birk, Commons Theater ?
Cassandra C. Jones, Richmond Salon ?

12:00 – 2:30 pm
Demos
Sharpie Marker Lithography, Litho Studio ?
Energy to Image— Process and Artifact, Screen Print studio ?

1:00 – 2:30 pm
Panels
Archiving with Digital Media, Richmond Salon A ?
Mediated, Richmond Salon B ?
New Dresses, Old Questions, Commons Theater ?

2:30 – 4:00 pm
Artist talk
Kerry James Marshall Artist talk, Landmark Theater

4:00 – 5:45 pm Awards Ceremony, Landmark Theater

Ongoing
8:00 am- 6:00 pm
Vendor Fair: Commons Ballroom
12:00 – 5:30 pm Artist in Residence Cassandra C. Jones, Center For Digital Print Media

Friday Night
Broad Street Gallery Openings

Saturday March 29th
9:00 – 9:45 am
Morning Coffee, Landmark Theater
10:00 – 11:30 am Featured Panel, Landmark Theater
Open Portfolio, Landmark Theater Ballroom
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Round One
1:30 – 3:00 pm
Round Two
4:00 – 5:00 pm

Artist talk
Virgil Marti Artist Talk, Visual Arts Center
6:00 – 11:00 pm
Saturday Night
Banquet
Plant Zero Openings

Ongoing
8:00 am- 2:00 pm Vendor Fair: Commons Ballroom

for the most part i think we can pick and choose what we want to see. i think we have free time at night to roam around richmond as well. soo, i did some searching and mapped out a few things.


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bubble A we have the harrison street coffee shop. they are totally vegetarian with a vegan option. omg!
B is kabob pit-tandoori grill. that’s indian foods. vegetable pakoras oh my!
C is VCU where the conference will be.
and D is the double tree hotel where i will be staying. pretty close to the other bubbles huh?

i cannot wait for the conferece! it will be so much fun. i will have my computer with me so i can keep you updated on all the fun richmond has to offer!

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