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Getting ready for SGCI in Knoxville

SGCI: Southern Graphics Council International’s annual conference will be meeting beginning tomorrow, March 18th in Knoxville, Tennessee. I’m thrilled to be participating as one of the Prints in Peculiar Places artists, as well as in two of the Inkubator conversations. I challenge you to take a look at the Inkubator conversations and the first person to correctly choose and name in the comments the two conversations in which I am participating will get a “word” of their choice. (See below for the words.)

For my Prints in Peculiar Places installation I have made some new paper words and will be installing them in a copse of trees at the L&N STEM Academy in Knoxville. I’ll be hanging them between 2-5 pm on Wednesday, tomorrow, provided my flights are on time! If you are in Knoxville, please stop by and say hello. Here are the words ready to go. DSC_0107

Some of you might remember when I first did this installation in Rittenhouse Square in 2005. At that point I only had five words. I made nine new words, eight that were chosen by the L&N students: hope, joy, wish, laugh, live, share, smile, hope and the ninth, heal, that I chose. Many of the words were made by MCLA students’ Isaac Wood, Denis Sinclair and Angela Digennaro. Big collaboration and help!

I am extremely grateful for the MCLA students and only wish they could also attend the conference. I look forward to posting pictures from the install. Stay tuned!



  1. Nicole says:

    Trekking Tradition has got to be one of them. And…The Local Sphere? You’d certainly have a lot to contribute to those! Excited for you!

  2. asdh says:

    Hmmm . . . tough call. I’m going with Shared Visions (because of the collaboration and outreach you do with your art) and Letterpress and the Domestic Sphere (for its focus on women printmakers – you!)

  3. erika says:

    I hope you go to one of the poetic titles …
    Best title: Bloom where you’re planted
    2nd best: trekking tradition
    Have fun whatever you choose!

  4. tara says:

    Oh you are doing more tree wrapping! Can’t wait to see it. 🙂 Have fun in Knoxville.

  5. michelle says:

    Women of letterpress and trekking traditions although they all sound amazing. I hope you have a great time at the conference!

  6. Shared visions and letterpress are my guess. What’s the answer???

  7. Melanie says:

    Great guesses everyone! All of you got one right, but none of you got both right…the one that makes the most sense for me in the title, is NOT the one that I am going to…and the poetic is definitely a clue for another one of them.

    Try again! 🙂

  8. Shared Vision and Trekking Tradition?

  9. Letterpress & Bloom Where you’re planted

  10. Melanie says:

    And the winner is…Missy!!! Hooray, hooray!

    Yes–I’ll be going to the Women in Letterpress and Bloom where you’re planted.

    Bloom where you are planted is about community engagement in the form of what PRESS is. The title is not very descriptive.

    Pick your word Missy…and everyone stayed tuned for more pics.

  11. […] My paper words project was chosen to be part of this special installation project and as part of it, I made eight new words with the help of three of my students from MCLA. Here are some pictures of the installation. I will be hanging the words again in two weeks as part of Art Along the River, a project of the Hoosic River Watershed Association in Williamstown, the weekend of April 18-19. […]

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