Tuesday, July 24, 2012

New Orleans Community Printshop

is moving to a permanent home

Check out some of the cool work coming from this artists' center!!!


Community printshops (darkrooms, studio spaces, etc) are an important part of the support network for artists.  How many people can afford their own studio with all the equipment needed to do the projects they want?  How many people have graduated from school and suddenly found themselves without a means to make art?  Community art studios and workshops are the real-world equivalent of social networks.  Artists have a place to work and interact with other artists.  Sometimes it's simply an excuse to get out off the couch and out of the house one night each week.  Many times it's the difference between someone creating work that will become an important part of our society at large and not being able to find a place to make that important work.

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