Run it over with a steamroller!

For those of you who aren't in the know, I serve on the board of directors for a rad arts center for true luddites called the San Francisco Center for the Book.

This Saturday, September 16, is our third annual Roadworks: Steamroller Prints block party. This unique fundraiser doubles as a street fair where we'll be making prints from large-scale linoleum blocks, carved especially for the occasion, with a steamroller. There will also be music by the Burning Band (straight from the Burning Man Festival), book arts activities for all ages, plus sales tables for book arts.

The 10 local community artists who will create the original linocut prints include Katherine Case, Daniel Gonzalez, Art Hazelwood, John Hersey, Hung Liu, Rik Olson, Endi Poskovic, Sonia Romero, Bill Russell, Ward Schumaker and Seiki Tachibana. The street fair takes place on De Haro Street between 16th and 17th Streets

Did any of you even know (or dream up the possibility) that Hertz rents steamrollers to average joe's like you and me? You can rent. your. own. steamroller. holy cats.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.- between 16th and 17th and DeHaro in ye olde Potrero Hill, San Francisco.