Worthy Causes and Good Reads

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  WPG Director Annie Newman (Annie McCullough just for today) here.  I want to mention a cause that’s not arts related, but is still close to my heart and appropriate for this holiday-the St. Baldrick’s Foundation-a volunteer driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.  Two years ago my sister raised $1000 towards this goal and shaved her head in a show of solidarity with kids fighting cancer, and this month my mother is doing the same thing as part of the Shaving the Way to Conquer Kids Cancer movement.  You can check out their website above, and I encourage you to make a donation, either to my mom’s fundraising goal or in general!

In other, more-print related news, we’ve enjoyed reading Drew Kail’s multi-posting process about printing a lino-cut at home.  He addresses several technical issues, like color relationships and registration, in great detail.  We love that a lack of dedicated studio space (he’s printing out of a home studio, emphasis on home) isn’t stopping him from making some great prints!  If our own Printmaking 101: Color Reduction Woodcuts left you wanting more, check out his in-depth notes above (we’ve linked here to the final posting, you can scroll back through the other 5 steps).

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