THE SAN FRANCISCO CENTER FOR THE BOOK PRESENTS
THE FOURTH ANNUAL ROADWORKS:
STEAMROLLER PRINTS AND STREET FAIR
Sat, Sept 8, 2007
11 am to 5 pm
De Haro Street (between 16th and 17th Streets)
Every year, the San Francisco Center for the Book brings local artists and the community together to create unique large linocut prints that are inked and pressed by a two ton steamroller. This unique fundraiser doubles as a rollicking street fair where this year we're featuring an expanded book arts and printers sale, with tables both in the Center for the Book and outside where the printing action takes place. There will also be music, kids activities, tours of the Center for the Book and a chance to pull your own print off the letterpress! The large prints will be auctioned off at our annual Gala Dinner/Fundraiser.
This year watch us pull prints from large-scale linoleum blocks carved especially for the occasion by: Kathy Aoki, East Side Editions, Michael Carabetta, Leif Fairfield, Mary Laird, Paul Madonna, Brandon Mise, Rik Olson, Maia de Raat, Patricia Miye Wakida, and William T. Wiley.
Everyone can be a Roadworks artist! The Little Linos print sale will feature 1' x 1' pieces of linoleum carved especially for this year's Roadworks street fair by members of the SFCB community. We'll steamroller print two copies of each block on the morning of the event, one for the artist to keep and one to be sold that day to benefit SFCB. If you're interested in carving a Little Lino, please contact Katherine Case at email@example.com to register. Never carved linoleum before? Get a crash course in our Little Linos class taught especially for the occasion by expert wood engraver and four year Roadworks artist Rik Olson on Wednesday September 5.
Also....fabulous SFCB t-shirts for sale, unique book arts vendor sales, kids' activities, and music music music to print to.