Apr 08 - 09 2023


All Day

BIG INK at Artspace

BIG INK returns to host a weekend of large-scale woodblock printing at Artspace on April 8 + 9, 11am-4pm!

The Big Tuna, a portable print press whose size inspired its name, will reel off these giant prints, carved by local artists. Artists have been working since February on their woodblocks using traditional Japanese chisels and guided by online instruction from BIG INK Director Lyell Castonguay .

The April 8 printing day is open for public viewing! Come witness this monumental printing press in action and see up close how woodblock prints are made. Admission is free. If you wish to come April 9, please contact Creative Director, Annah Lee at to arrange your visit.

The following artists will be printing on Saturday:

  • Calvin Ulrich
  • Manju Rajendran
  • Ken Boda
  • Sarah Whitney
  • Amy Friend
  • Alexandria Clay
  • Natacha Sochat
  • Leticia Alvarez
  • Timothy Rittenhouse
  • Jamaica Gilmer

Printing on Sunday are artists:

  • Bree Stallings
  • Adrienne Desrosiers
  • Leslie Bartlebaugh
  • David Eichenberger
  • Michelle Wilkie
  • Nicole Goddard
  • Megan Weston
  • Jason Lord
  • Selena Zhang

BIG INK LLC, a New England-based art education company, raised over $15,000 in capital to build a traveling print shop in 2016. They now tour the country, hosting dozens of workshops in partnership with museums, universities, art centers, and galleries. Learn more about BIG INK here.