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Our Bill Denham & Bettina Pauly read at the Zen Center

On Friday, April 2nd from 7:30 to 9:00 – San Francisco Zen Center, 300 Page Street, San Francisco, California. 415-863-3136 There is a special presentation during the exhibition opening of the al-Mutanabbi Street Broadside project at the San Francisco Zen Center. Two of our artists and printers, Bill Denham and Bettina Pauly, will be among the readers. Bill will be sharing The Diameter of the Bomb, a poem by Yehuda Amichai, translated by Chana Block. A broadside of this poem was designed and illustrated by Kim Vanderheiden, and printed and assembeled by Bill. It’s an interactive piece. A ring of black rays hug the poem and image. To view them, the reader must unfold the rays, exploding the broadside. Bettina Pauly will be reading a translation from Abdul Satar, shown in the documentary: A Candle for the Shabandar Cafe, Baghdad, 2007, which corresponds with her broadside – a powerful piece that’s been two years in the making. It features testimony about the bombing in Arabic and English, with a hole carefully burned out of the center, between the two languages. Across the hole, the broadside is stitched back together. Both are very powerful pieces, and are on display at the Zen Center, […]
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Fine Art for a Great Cause

December 11, 12 and 13 at the Anna Edwards Gallery in San Leandro, fine art and holiday gifts created by the artists at Painted Tongue will be available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Artful Steps Program at the Stepping Stone Growth Center. The stated mission of Stepping Stones is “to enhance the independence, self-sufficiency, and quality of life of people with developmental disabilities who might otherwise be alienated from the mainstream of society.”  Learn more about the program at www.steppingstonesgrowth.org. Anna Edwards Gallery 237 East 14th Street, San Leandro, Ca 94577 (510) 632-1134  –  info@annaedwards.com December 11, 12 and 13, 11am to 6pm Join us Friday, December 11 from 6pm to 8pm for the opening reception, and Saturday, December 12 at 6pm as we raffle off artwork donated by the artists. It’s a great opportunity to purchase affordable fine art and gifts while helping out a truly worthy cause.
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Broadsided!

Our very own Bill Denham is a featured in a new show titled: “Broadsided! The Intersection or Art and Literature.”  The show features letterpress printed broadside work from artists across the USA. The show is at 23 Sandy Gallery, in Portland, Oregon.  More information: here. Here are some pictures of Bill’s other Broadside work:
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Twelve Teens a Printing

Twelve teens from The Contemporary Jewish Museum came to our studio this Sunday to print invitations to their new Teen Architecture Tour program. They are part of a new paid teen-led internship program with the museum. Recently, they have been training to lead visitors on architecture tours through the museum’s unique structure, designed in 1998 by Daniel Libeskind.
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Steam Rolling On

The Roadworks: Steamroller printing event was really fun. The weather was great, there were tons of people, lots of interesting looking prints, and live ( steamroller ) printing! We’ve added more pictures from the event on our flickr account.  Check it out for more printing fun. Here’s our table at the Vendor Fair.
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