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Art students will demonstrate steamroller printmaking Friday

April 26, 2016

KOKOMO, Ind. — Indiana University Kokomo students will create artwork using an industrial steamroller Friday (April 29) at the Union Street Art Gallery.

The public is invited to watch as students placed their carved wood blocks, some as large as 4 feet by 8 feet, on Union Street, slather them in ink, cover them in fabric, and run them over with the steamroller. The pressure from the steamroller impresses the image on the fabric, creating a print.

The gallery, in the Firestone Building, 209 N. Union Street, will be open, and prints will be available to purchase during the event, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Steamroller printmaking

Steamroller printmaking.

Union Street in front of the gallery will be blocked off as the students work.

The Union Street Art Gallery opened April 1, offering students, faculty, and alumni a chance to connect with the downtown community and sell their art to local clients or businesses. It also has two studio spaces for alumni to have six-month residencies, and a digital design studio where students create brochures, logos, and other materials at no charge for local non-profit organizations.

Regular hours for the art gallery are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.

Last updated: 04/26/2016