From the advent of printmaking in the 15th century, the art form has always provided a means for a wide dissemination of ideas. From José Guadalupe Posada’s Mexican Revolution political cartoons to wheatpaste posters of the #MeToo movement, prints represent the antithesis of artwork commissioned by and only available to wealthy patrons. Even the very printmaking process is a democratic one, with artists and master printers working collaboratively, sharing talents and art-making resources and thus creating community.
Panel will be moderated by Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, Editor in Chief and Executive Director of Sightlines, and consists of Katherine Brodbeck, associate curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art, Carlos Hernandez of Burning Bones Press, Dennis McNett of Wolfbat Studios, and Cathy Savage, co-founder of PrintAustin.
This is a space limited event and reservations have been made available to members of PrintAustin, Big Medium, or donators to Sightlines. If you fit within this category and haven’t been sent a link to reserve your spot, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can straighten it out.
Big Medium, 916 Springdale Road, Bldg. 2, #101
About the Organizer/Venue
Sightlines is an independent non-profit online magazine of arts, culture, news and ideas. It is based in Austin, Texas. We believe that an on-going public conversation about culture is what sustains a cultural community.
Sightlines launched in response to the void left by legacy media outlets as they continue to eliminate professional, dedicated arts and cultural journalism.
Austin remains one of the nation’s fastest growing cities, widely celebrated for its creative, smart and independently-mind population. Sightlines believes in that astute and curious population. We see that they want — and deserve — insightful, well-written and timely journalism about the broad, cross-disciplinary arts and culture landscape in Austin and beyond.
Arts journalism creates an ongoing conversation. That conversation is necessary fuel for any creative ecosystem. And it’s a conversation that’s a necessity of civic life.
As an online platform, Sightlines celebrates the internet’s capacity, uses its tools and enjoys its flexibility. But we won’t confuse thoughtful cultural journalism with SEO-driven content, a never-ending stream of listicles or click-bait videos.
Likewise while the internet is filled with plenty of independent cultural writing, often that discussion is narrowed down to a single arts discipline and/or caters to an insider audience.
People today are omnivores of cultural experience. So is Sightlines. We want to engage the curious general reader as well as the experienced culture monger. A democratic voice not only expands an audience for all culture, but unites it.
The 21st century cultural community doesn’t stop at the Austin city limits. Sightlines takes the long view of global culture, open to voices, ideas and developments outside geographic limits.
Sightlines came to be because we love the arts, culture and ideas. We believe that freedom of creative expression is an inalienable right.
How to Register?
We will be taking RSVPs for this event as we have space limitations. More details to come.
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