Houston’s own Burning Bones Press is at it again this year with an even bigger and bolder It Came From the Bayou! printmaking event, presented in conjunction with AIGA Houston. The event’s success last year—despite a too-small venue and an unexpected storm—has fueled this year’s jam-packed screen printing, letterpress, and woodblock showcase, thankfully in a larger venue.
BBQ Screen Print Meltdown, image courtesy of Carlos Hernandez’s instagram
Carlos Hernandez will be inking up limited edition prints with BBQ sauce once again alongside printmakers featured at last year’s event—Sean Starwars, local letterpress studio Workhorse Printmakers, and more. The Amazing Hancock Brothers will also be in attendance—who can forget their poetry reading and samurai-sword knighting ceremony from last year’s event?
“DEMOLITION” woodcut on paper by Houston, Mazorra, and McNett of Cannonball Press, image courtesy of cannonballpress.com
They’ll be joined by two Brooykln-based printers Cannonball Press and Clawhammer Studios, as well as Evil Prints Crew, run by the infamous woodcut artist Tom Huck.
“First Responder” by Tom Huck from “The Hillbilly Kama Sutra” series, image courtesy of evilprints.com
For more printmaking indulgence, Burning Bones Press is hosting a pop-up art show at their studio for Tom Huck’s “The Hillbilly Kama Sutra” on Friday, April 26 from 6-9pm, the night before It Came From the Bayou. The woodblock suite is Huck’s first portfolio of prints in fifteen years.
It Came From the Bayou! Inkslinger Printmaking Showcase commemorative event poster, image courtesy of Burning Bones Press
It Came From the Bayou! Inkslinger Showcase is an official PrintHouston 2013 event. It will take place on Saturday, April 27 from 12-6pm at The Continental Club, located at 3700 Main St. SpeedballArt and Gamblin Colors will have door prizes and giveaways, and there will be limited edition screen print event posters by Burning Bones Press for sale.