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Building Blocks: TRANSIT’s Print Community

Posted on by Marnie Galloway

Mark your calendars! 

A month from tomorrow, Thursday October 4 from 6-8:30pm, is the gallery reception for the annual TRANSIT Print Invitational in conjunction with Chicago Artists Month 2012. Last year's show was a genuine blast--a highlight of the year--so I was thrilled to be invited to participate again this year. October is a big month for TRANSIT--they will also post an application for their first "outbound" residency, 2 weeks studio access and a housing stipend to work at the Hamilton Wood Type Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. I couldn't be happier for the growing success of the good folks at TRANSIT!

Last year Monkey-Rope Press contributed 3 CTA prints and both of the Bicycle Pugilist prints to the show to fit the transit theme. This year, I thought it would be fun to push the idea of transit to extra-planetary lengths: on Saturday, I printed bright portraits of three of NASA's Mars Rovers: Sojourner, Opportunity and Curiosity. 

Proceeds from the show support the residency program, so if you are interested in purchasing a print, come to the show in October! If you don't live in town, don't despair--after the prints debut at the opening, I will post them to the Etsy store for broader access.

Hope to see you there!

Mars Rover Sojourner

Mars Rover Sojourner

Mars Rover Opportunity

Mars Rover Opportunity

Mars Rover Curiosity

Mars Rover Curiosity