[vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” content_placement=”middle” video_bg=”use_video” video_overlay_color=”#faba15″ video_image=”12073″ css=”.vc_custom_1619210789388{margin-right: 30px !important;margin-left: 30px !important;padding-top: 175px !important;padding-bottom: 175px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Carved Quarterly” font_container=”tag:h1|text_align:center|color:%23ffffff” google_fonts=”font_family:Archivo%20Narrow%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css_animation=”none” css=”.vc_custom_1619381837438{padding-bottom: 25px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content” css=”.vc_custom_1619202376732{background-color: #faba15 !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Hello Friends,” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:justify|color:%23ffffff” google_fonts=”font_family:Archivo%20Narrow%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css_animation=”none”][vc_custom_heading text=”Spring has sprung, and we’re excited for warmer weather here in New England! Everyone’s grit and determination to create amid the pandemic carries our motivation forward. A big thanks goes out our program participants, hosts, and education partners. Mother Maple, our 2021 tour mascot, invites you to print with us in Oklahoma, Michigan, and other destinations across the East Coast. Read on to discover our recent projects. We hope to see you on the road soon!” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:justify|color:%23ffffff” google_fonts=”font_family:Archivo%20Narrow%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css_animation=”fadeIn”][vc_empty_space height=”40px”][vc_custom_heading text=”Wishing you health, happiness, and creativity,” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:justify|color:%23ffffff” google_fonts=”font_family:Archivo%20Narrow%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css_animation=”fadeIn”][vc_single_image image=”11158″ img_size=”medium” css_animation=”fadeIn”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content” css=”.vc_custom_1605145911558{background-color: #f0f0f0 !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”12138″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” css_animation=”fadeIn”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_custom_heading text=”This winter Lyell and Carand further explored printing woodblocks onto fabric. First, Lyell repeatedly printed a woodblock by artist Joseph Moore onto a long denim panel. Then Carand used a vintage sewing pattern to create custom pants and a matching circle skirt. Other handmade items include a mock neck featuring Lyell’s “Zebra Weaver“ woodblock design and an overcoat with relief printed pockets. Check out the handmade fabric headbands in our online store! What’s life without embellishment? ” font_container=”tag:h6|text_align:justify” google_fonts=”font_family:Archivo%20Narrow%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css_animation=”fadeIn”][vc_empty_space height=”40px”][vc_btn title=”SHOP NOW” style=”outline” shape=”square” color=”juicy-pink” i_align=”right” i_icon_fontawesome=”fas fa-chevron-right” css_animation=”fadeIn” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bigink.org%2Fproduct-category%2Fmerchandise%2F”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content” css=”.vc_custom_1605145911558{background-color: #f0f0f0 !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”12135″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” css_animation=”fadeIn”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_custom_heading text=”Summer deadlines are fast approaching! Artists interested in carving a woodblock of at least 24 by 36 inches are invited to apply to participate. If selected, you’ll have two months to carve a woodblock based on your submission. BIG INK events blend elements of a workshop and a maker fair. It’s a fun way to expand your skill set and meet other artists. We encourage all skill levels to apply.” font_container=”tag:h6|text_align:justify” google_fonts=”font_family:Archivo%20Narrow%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css_animation=”fadeIn”][vc_empty_space height=”40px”][vc_btn title=”REVIEW OPEN CALLS” style=”outline” shape=”square” color=”juicy-pink” i_align=”right” i_icon_fontawesome=”fas fa-chevron-right” css_animation=”fadeIn” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bigink.org%2Fapply%2F%23opencalls”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content” css=”.vc_custom_1605146667902{padding-top: 25px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”GOING THE DISTANCE” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” google_fonts=”font_family:Archivo%20Narrow%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css_animation=”fadeIn”][vc_separator color=”custom” el_width=”70″ css_animation=”fadeIn” accent_color=”#182432″][vc_custom_heading text=”Relief printmaking is a versatile art form. From realism to graphic illustrations, our program’s participants exemplify how woodblock printmaking has many different approaches and techniques. See recent highlights of the big and bold work created below!” font_container=”tag:h6|text_align:justify” google_fonts=”font_family:Archivo%20Narrow%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css_animation=”fadeIn”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content” css=”.vc_custom_1605145766387{padding-top: 30px !important;padding-bottom: 30px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}” el_id=”recap”][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”12080″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”link_image” css_animation=”fadeIn”][vc_custom_heading text=”Meredith College art professor Cameron Johnson incorporated solid shapes with textural patterns into his woodblock image. The result is a design that draws from elements of abstract and figurative art.” font_container=”tag:p|text_align:justify” google_fonts=”font_family:Archivo%20Narrow%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css_animation=”fadeIn”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”12078″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”link_image” css_animation=”fadeIn”][vc_custom_heading text=”Linocut artist/illustrator Leslie Louise Bartlebaugh incorporates a strong use of line resembling the style of her pen and ink pieces. At the Artspace Raleigh event, Bartlebaugh carved a woodblock that pays homage to the piers on the Carolina Coastline.” font_container=”tag:p|text_align:justify” google_fonts=”font_family:Archivo%20Narrow%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css_animation=”fadeIn”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”12070″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”link_image” css_animation=”fadeIn”][vc_custom_heading text=”Calvin Ulrich carved a realistic large-scale relief for our Artspace Raleigh event. The image depicts a tense confrontation between a crocodile and an antelope. The piece was inspired by Ulrich’s childhood growing up in Zimbabwe.” font_container=”tag:p|text_align:justify” google_fonts=”font_family:Archivo%20Narrow%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css_animation=”fadeIn”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”12076″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”link_image” css_animation=”fadeIn”][vc_custom_heading text=”Peter Borsay and Jeb Hedgecock used a CNC router to carve this giant woodblock. The image, composed of swirling lines and patterns, is based on Borsay’s abstract sketches.” font_container=”tag:p|text_align:justify” google_fonts=”font_family:Archivo%20Narrow%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css_animation=”fadeIn”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”12092″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”link_image” css_animation=”fadeIn”][vc_custom_heading text=”Tin Lohr carved a 60“x40“ tribute to an animal on the brink of extinction. The piece depicts portraits of Najin and Fatu: the last two Northern White Rhinos.” font_container=”tag:p|text_align:justify” google_fonts=”font_family:Archivo%20Narrow%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css_animation=”fadeIn”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”12084″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”link_image” css_animation=”fadeIn”][vc_custom_heading text=”Richard Deon continues to make woodblocks that grow more monumental in size! This image is the fourth installment in Deon’s series of large-scale prints depicting invented conflicts between Abraham Lincoln and the Hudson River School of Painters.” font_container=”tag:p|text_align:justify” google_fonts=”font_family:Archivo%20Narrow%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css_animation=”fadeIn”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content” css=”.vc_custom_1605446295838{padding-top: 25px !important;background-color: #f0f0f0 !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”MONUMENTAL MAKERS” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” google_fonts=”font_family:Archivo%20Narrow%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css_animation=”fadeIn”][vc_separator color=”custom” el_width=”70″ css_animation=”fadeIn” accent_color=”#182432″][vc_custom_heading text=”MONUMENTAL MAKERS at A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton, MA showcases the work of Hannah Cohen, Jonpaul Smith, Jessica Tam, Paul Roden, Ned Roche and Cait Giunta, Erik Sandgren, Cynthia Hassler, Kelsie Becker, Louise Wallendorf, Lettie Jane Rennekamp, Joseph Moore, Antonia DaSilva, Jessica LaMotte, Sarah Matthews, Ralph Robinson, John Cadigan, Elana Bober, Matthew DeLorme, Jillian Jenkins, Ashley Quick, Adrian Tio, Alfonso Fabrega, Kai Augustine, Camille Chew, Madeline Gaffey, Christin Couture, Traci Mims, Kimberly King, and Nancy Haver.

The exhibit is on-view through April 27th.” font_container=”tag:h6|text_align:justify” google_fonts=”font_family:Archivo%20Narrow%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css_animation=”fadeIn”][vc_btn title=”VIRTUAL TOUR” style=”outline” shape=”square” color=”juicy-pink” i_align=”right” i_icon_fontawesome=”fas fa-chevron-right” css_animation=”fadeIn” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FqTDoKVkPL2Q|target:_blank”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content” css=”.vc_custom_1605446307816{padding-top: 30px !important;padding-bottom: 30px !important;background-color: #f0f0f0 !important;}”][vc_column][vc_masonry_media_grid style=”load-more” items_per_page=”3″ btn_title=”LOAD MORE” btn_style=”outline” btn_shape=”square” btn_color=”juicy-pink” btn_i_align=”right” btn_i_icon_fontawesome=”fas fa-chevron-down” btn_add_icon=”true” grid_id=”vc_gid:1619382193001-5422e78e-0049-8″ include=”12099,12109,12102,12098,12110,12106,12101,12108,12096″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content” css=”.vc_custom_1605446295838{padding-top: 25px !important;background-color: #f0f0f0 !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”BIG INK: WOODBLOCK PRINTS” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” google_fonts=”font_family:Archivo%20Narrow%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css_animation=”fadeIn”][vc_separator color=”custom” el_width=”70″ css_animation=”fadeIn” accent_color=”#182432″][vc_custom_heading text=”BIG INK at ARTSPACE at Untitled in Oklahoma City, OK, includes the work of Tin Lohr, Millie Whipplesmith Plank, Kia Kortelainen, Audrey Mantooth, Erica Licea, Stephen Grossman, Barbara Duval, David Whitbeck, Reinaldo Gil Zambrano, Elena Betke and Jamie Sweeney, Carolyn Muskat, Alison Darrow, Liz Roth, Dan Chiaccio, Emily Trueblood, Jennifer Harper, Claire Moore, Jake Ingram, Felicia Megginson, Jenya Damsky, Andrew Laverty, and Maria de Lujan Perez.” font_container=”tag:h6|text_align:justify” google_fonts=”font_family:Archivo%20Narrow%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css_animation=”fadeIn”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content” css=”.vc_custom_1605446307816{padding-top: 30px !important;padding-bottom: 30px !important;background-color: #f0f0f0 !important;}”][vc_column][vc_masonry_media_grid style=”load-more” items_per_page=”3″ btn_title=”LOAD MORE” btn_style=”outline” btn_shape=”square” btn_color=”juicy-pink” btn_i_align=”right” btn_i_icon_fontawesome=”fas fa-chevron-down” btn_add_icon=”true” grid_id=”vc_gid:1619382193035-35cfac4d-7293-4″ include=”12116,12117,12128,12120,12119,12118″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content” css=”.vc_custom_1605451573213{background-color: #ffffff !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”12143″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” css_animation=”fadeIn”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_custom_heading text=”We had the pleasure to print a monumental project by Baltimore-based artist LaToya Hobbs. Over several days, the Big Tuna printed fifteen 96“x48“ woodblocks carved by Hobbs. The pieces are part of an installation titled “Carving Out Time“ at the Baltimore Museum of Art in November 2021. Stay tuned for the project reveal later in the year!” font_container=”tag:h6|text_align:justify” google_fonts=”font_family:Archivo%20Narrow%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css_animation=”fadeIn”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content” css=”.vc_custom_1605451573213{background-color: #ffffff !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”12125″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” css_animation=”fadeIn”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_custom_heading text=”Did you know that Speedball Art Products will cover the participation fee of 16 BIG INK participants in 2021? Two scholarships per event are chosen randomly from the pool of alumni applicants. If you’ve previously participated and are itching to print with us again, here’s another reason to reapply!” font_container=”tag:h6|text_align:justify” google_fonts=”font_family:Archivo%20Narrow%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css_animation=”fadeIn”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content” css=”.vc_custom_1605451573213{background-color: #ffffff !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”12008″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” css_animation=”fadeIn”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Thanks to our education partners Speedball Art Products and Columbia Forest Products each participant receives a materials kit containing ink, paper samples, a brayer, and a wood sample.” font_container=”tag:h6|text_align:justify” google_fonts=”font_family:Archivo%20Narrow%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css_animation=”fadeIn”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

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