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Big Ink

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on June 4, 2023 at 10:00 am

Five Points has partnered with BIG INK to bring large scale woodblock printmaking and many other activities to Connecticut’s Northwest corner!

In 2014, Lyell Castonguay and Carand Burnet founded BIG INK to foster a community of people who create large woodblock prints. Now, ten years later, they travel all over the country and continue to facilitate workshops nationwide, to encourage appreciation for woodblock printmaking: one impression at a time.

Sixteen submissions including three collaborative groups from Northwestern Regional 7 High School and Hartford Art School, will be participating in BIG INK. Each participant will print up to a 40”x96” carved woodblock on the legendary “Big Tuna” mobile press.

This two-day Print Festival is FREE and open to the public and will include other printmaking activities throughout the Art Center.

For more information call 860-618-2167 or email nritson@fivepointsarts.org.

So much happening in one place in one weekend:

Juried Print Show

Lecture Presentation

Work by printmakers from all over the country on display at the Art Center.

Dave Williams, renowned Print Collector, Saturday at 3:30PM

Art Market

Artist/vendors selling etchings, monoprints, woodcuts, lithographs, giclee, and 
digital prints and other print-related arts and items

Silent Auction

Throughout the weekend. Winners to be announced Sunday at 3:00 pm

Food & Entertainment

Great dishes available from Meraki, the Mobile Meltdown and Singing Sliders 

Music by Jacques Williams


Eric Joseph, Fine Art Digital Printing,and the CT Woodcarvers Association
as well as other demonstrations throughout the weekend.

For more information: https://fivepointsarts.org/big-ink/

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June 4
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Five Points Art Center
855 University Drive
Torrington, CT 06790 United States
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