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Making flying prints for San Francisco

UT Knoxville Professor Koichi Yamamoto talks to printmaking students about issues to consider when making printed kites.



A Collaborative Project for the 2014 SGC International Conference in San



The UT Printmaking Program is playing a key role in organizing a project

titled ³Flying Portfolio / Printed Kites² at the SGC International

Printmaking Conference in San Francisco in March 2014. The conference is the

largest showcase for artists and educators working in contemporary

printmaking, hosting over 1500 delegates. In preparation, printmaking

students and faculty are working on several printed prototypes that will be

presented at the conference, and which will be exhibited in Gallery 103 in

the Art and Architecture Building from January 27 ­ February 7, 2014.


Coordinated by Professor Koichi Yamamoto, the project will be featured

during two days at the conference, and will include a demonstration and

workshop on making printed kites and a ³flying portfolio² event in Berkeley,

California. Also participating will be students and faculty from Ohio

University (USA), The University of Alberta (Canada) and Musashino Art

University in Tokyo (Japan). A Facebook Group has been established to assist

in project planning and communications:



To help fund travel for UTK students participating in this project, please


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