Join former Hatch Show Print designers and printers Jim Sherraden, Julie Sola of Fat Crow Press, Mary Louise Sullivan of Crowing Hens Bindery, and Bryce McCloud of Isle of Printing for a discussion of their art and techniques, moderated by Hatch Show Print manager Celene Aubry. These artists? works are currently part of the HATCH-ed Print Show, on display until March 1 on the Belcourt?s second floor, and guest curated by Jason Brown is the guest curator.
About the artists:
Jim Sherraden joined Hatch Show Print in 1984, serving as curator and archivist, chief designer, manager, and master printer in his 30 years with the shop. Jim has been a mentor, collaborator, and friend to many young artists drawn to Hatch to learn traditional letterpress techniques. He was recognized in 2013 as a ?Distinguished Artist of the Year? by the State of Tennessee. Jim?s work on display at the Belcourt features Cuban and Scandinavian influenced prints, a Japanese inspired Temari ball, and a new large quilted piece.
Julie Sola, Fat Crow Press, is a linocut artist whose work includes illustrations, fabrics, and hand-pulled prints. Her work draws upon early childhood memories of her grandparents? Mexican culture and heritage, and the use of animals in Mexican folklore to teach right from wrong or to explain current political events.
Mary Louise Sullivan, Crowing Hens Bindery, says it best: "Book binding is my passion, printmaking is my obsession.? Through the making of her prints, she challenges herself to engage in patient, focused observation, bringing detail and texture to every structural element. The result is beautiful and simultaneously educational.
Bryce McCloud, Isle of Printing, is a force of nature. With letterpress and linocuts at the core of his work, Bryce has created large scale installations at Pinewood Social, unique packaging projects for Third Man Records, Barista Parlor, and TN Brew Works. He is also the driving force behind ?Our Town? ? a public art project whose goal is to create a portrait of Nashville through a visual conversation of portraits made by its citizens.