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I attended the Frogman’s Print Workshop for the first time this summer in Vermillion, South Dakota. It was a fabulous experience and I look forward to attending again next summer. I was enrolled in Ryan O’Malley’s session on Mezzotint printing. Other instructor’s at the workshop for Session One included: Melissa Harshman, Dennis McNett, Andrew Kosten, Mary Jones, Beauvais Lyons, Lenore Thomas, and Jason Ruhl.

During Frogman’s Print Workshop 2012 Dennis McNett’s class created The Unibeagloyote of Vermillion.

From Dennis McNett’s Flicker Stream of the The Unibeagloyote of Vermillion:

“The Wolfbat tribe continues to grow and migrate across the continents. Their last stop was in Vermillion,SD where the tribe met with the Eagle, Bear, Coyote, and Unicorn clans of the Wolfbat. These clans with their combined essences…. bear (strength), Coyote (camaraderie), Eagle (freedom), and Unicorn (creativity) … conjured the great Unibeagloyote to disperse these essences to the Wolfbat tribe. This was a collaborative project for the Frogman’s printmaking workshop in Vermillion, SD July 2012”

The beast was filled with fireworks and ignited for a spectacular performance at The River. Monica Marie Garcia sung at the bonfire. It was a resonating experience!

Erin Cross and I visited New York City this summer. We took the Sprinter Bus and stayed at the Roosevelt Hotel. While we were there we visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Folk Art Museum, Museum of Modern Art, and Kathy Caraccio’s Printing Studio. We ate breakfast at the Tick Tock Diner everyday that we were there.

On March 15-17, 2012 Vans Custom Culture teamed up with the BFT and The Wolfbat Railway at the Old Iron Works at 612 Piety Street in New Orleans to create a series of spectacular events that included collaboration of artists on a 20 boxcar train, print shows, music by local bands, a fun-house BBQ, and art market which concluded with a parade of the Wolfbat Railway.

Wolfbat Studios (Dennis McNett) & Woodcut Funhouse (Sean Starwars) hosted this three day customization event that was 100% free and open to the public.

The project was designed to spark collaborations between professional artists, educators, college art students and local kids which will create an invaluable learning/working experience for everyone involved. It brought artists and professionals together with students who may normally not be exposed to such a diverse crowd of individuals with a working knowledge of art, print mediums, constructing sculptures, and performing. The event also provided an opportunity for students to show work and be a part of something bigger than themselves.
– Hosted by: Dennis McNett & Sean Starwars
– Generous support by VANS Custom Culture
– Collaborators, Boxcar Artists, and Cohorts:
Tom Huck – St. Louis
Drive-By Press – Bronx, NY and Austin, TX
– The Amazing Hancock Brothers – Austin, TX
Bill Fick – Greensborough,NC
Cannonball Press – Brooklyn, NY
John Hitchcock, Madison, WI & Pat Seals -Temple, TX
Emily Arthur Douglas, Jacksonville, FL & Katy Seals – Norman, OK
– The UNF Wolfbat Crew (UNF students) – Jacksonville, FL
– Miryam Prodanovic & Nathan Catlin – Brooklyn, NY
– Derrick Riley and Jeff Rial – Lexington, KY
– Tamara Santibanez – Brooklyn, NY
Ryan O’Malley, Corpus Christi, TX & Tyler Krasowski – Chicago, IL
– Danielle Spralding and Florence Gidez St. Louis, MO and Brooklyn, NY
– Pressure (Pratt Print Club) – Brooklyn, NY
– Fresh Hot Press (UW-Madison Print Club) – Madison, WI
– Joel Peck and Zach Schrey Elgin & Chicago, IL
– Sk8 high car done by local kids from New Orleans, LA
– Sean Starwars – Laurel, MS
– WolfbatStudios – Brooklyn, NY

Skye Zentz, Martha Vann and I visited the G40 Mural Project sites in Richmond this summer.

Visit Art Whino for more information about the G40 Mural Project in Richmond, VA.

“Art Whino returns in 2012 for the Third edition of G40. Following the mission of G40s past, we will once again bring exposure to low brow’s many faces and, as always, present what new facets emerge within this ever growing movement.  This year G40 focuses on the “Art of the Mural”.  In the last 5 years, there have been great bursts of street artists transforming the city’s urban fabric with large scale mural artwork. With their powerful and awe evoking size, these murals transform the landscape of the passerby and create a unique experience to each wall that was once blank and artless.

This year’s G40 will travel to Richmond, VA. and will become the inaugural opening event of the city’s soon to be announced official art district. By inviting 12 of the top mural artists from around the globe to unleash their creativity to 20 large scale walls throughout Richmond, this project is sure to put the city on the map as a street art destination. In addition to the large scale murals, we will also present an exhibit in pop up galleries along the main street of the district. With canvas work and installations by each mural artist, these shows will offer the opportunity to experience a more personal scale and a closer look at the execution and detailing of the mural artists’ work.”

Map of Murals

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