STEAMROLLER PRINT PROJECT
About the project.
The Day of the Dead Steamroller Print Project started in 2000, as a means to get students, artists and the community to come together in a cooperative event to celebrate life, art and community. This was the first event in the country to combine the Day of the Dead celebration with Steamroller printing. Since then many more similar projects have sprung up.
The large scale relief (woodcut) printing blocks are carved over the course of a month utilizing both traditional hand tools as well as electric carvers, saws and routers. Prints created during the day long print event are carried in Missoula's Annual Day of the Dead Parade held each November 2nd, which is now in it's 24nd year. Steamroller prints are also exhibited around town to further showcase these wonderful works and have also been exhibited the past three years at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts in San Francisco, California.
Since it's initial year, the project has grown to not only include students from the university but also area students from local elementary schools, middle schools and high schools, along with students from neighboring institutions and artists from the community.
We have now completed our sixteenth year of the project.
For information regarding the Steamroller Print Project, please contact:
Professor James Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org