One in special series of collagraphs Eunice Kim has created for Nontoxic Nontoxic Printmaking at Cedar River Watershed. Learn to print this and more on a portable "mini" press! Photo courtesy of the Artist.

One in special series of collagraphs Eunice Kim has created for Nontoxic Nontoxic Printmaking at Cedar River Watershed. Learn to print this and more on a portable “mini” press! Photo courtesy of the artist.

Eunice Kim is an internationally recognized printmaker living and working in Ravensdale, Southeast King County. She received a 2015 Tech Specific grant for her project Nontoxic Printmaking at Cedar River Watershed. Here, she tells us a little bit about the upcoming program.

Do you know where your water comes from? Join us and find out!

Our Greater Seattle area has some of the best drinking water in the world and its source is the pristine 91,000-acre Cedar River Watershed. To bring attention to this amazing natural resource, I am partnering with the Watershed’s Education Center on site to produce Nontoxic Printmaking at Cedar River Watershed, a unique hybrid of art, education, and environmental activism. In keeping with Tech-Specific theme, my project employs the oldest technology for mass communication: printmaking. That’s right. Before there was radio, television, or internet, there was the printing press!

Pristine Cedar River Watershed is the primary source of clean, safe drinking water for the Greater Seattle area. Photo courtesy of the Cedar River Watershed Education Center.

The pristine Cedar River Watershed is the primary source of clean, safe drinking water for the Greater Seattle area. Photo courtesy of the Cedar River Watershed Education Center.

For this special engagement, I have created a new series of collagraph plates via nontoxic printmaking techniques, in direct response to host organization’s mission to educate the public about stewardship, biodiversity, and sustainability of the Cedar River Watershed. And this June, I, with portable “mini” press in tow, will serve as an artist-in-residence at the Cedar River Watershed Education Center conducting hands-on workshops and providing visitors opportunity to create artworks through environmentally sound processes. Learn to work with eco-friendly water-based inks that do not require harsh solvents for cleanup (good ol’ soap and water does the job) and take away collagraphs you have inked and printed yourself as keepsakes of your visit to the Cedar River Watershed. No prior art experience is necessary!

Nontoxic Printmaking at Cedar River Watershed
Free and open to the public. Participation is on drop-in basis; all ages welcome.

Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19, 2016, 11:30 am—3:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26, 2016, 11:30 am—3:30 pm

 

This program is made possible by generous support from 4Culture, Akua Inks, Cedar River Watershed Education Center, and Puffin Foundation West. A big thank you to all the sponsors!