Participate in Making World’s Largest Monotype Print to be recorded in Guinness Book of Records
Saturday, October 19, 1-4 pm, (raindate October 19)
Washington Park, Newark, NJ
Help Make Worlds Largest Print – “The River of Life”
Come to Washington Park in Newark, New Jersey on Saturday, October 12 (raindate: October 19) at 1pm to help make a monster print, in fact the worlds largest print. This project will attempt to establish a new world record to ultimately be verified by Guinness Book of Records.
The chosen theme is The River of Life. This theme reflects our concern for water and its essentialness for life. As a world, water is now far and away our most precious resource and a river is an ecosystem for plant and wildlife as well as for commerce and recreation.
This project was conceived as a way of bringing people from Newark and surrounding communities of Essex County together for the purpose of sharing in a fun, creative and historical experience.
At least 500 people are needed as participants. Anyone with a desire to have fun, be creative, play and enjoy working on a very large community art project is invited to help make this print. All materials will be provided. You bring your hands we give you the ink (water-based of course).
This is printmaking on a mega-grand scale. For those not familiar with the process, printmaking is the art of transference. An image is created on one surface, inked and then transferred to another surface by way of pressure. Normally printmaking is done in a studio and the work is, relatively speaking, small. However, in this case it’s going to be REALLY big print, about 1900 square feet to be exact. The printmaking technique used that day is called a monotype. It is the least technical of printmaking processes and the one that lends itself most readily to this type of project.
Anyone interested in volunteering to help with the project please contact Stephen McKenzie.
Email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
This project funded by the Newark Arts Council with special thanks to 1978 Maplewood Arts Center for their additional support