Sunday, October 21, 2012 was the first ever foray for Fleisher Art Memorial into the whirlwind of Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST). Sponsored by the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, POST is one of the largest open studio tours in the country. There are so many artists participating that the city is split into two tours. Broad Street is the dividing line between the West Tour on the 1st weekend, and the East Tour on the 2nd weekend.
This year Fleisher joined as a community partner and hosted its teaching faculty. My teaching colleague Christine Blair and I did silkscreen printmaking demos during the day. The first group is a collaborative print, combining a photo, text, and hand-drawn elements celebrating the silkscreen studio at Fleisher.
The second group included silkscreen monoprints with text and textures created with water soluble crayons.
We had a steady stream of visitors during the day and introduced lots of kids and adults into the process of silkscreen printmaking. Over 20 Fleisher teaching artists participated. Many sold work and all introduced hundreds of visitors to art making at Fleisher.
You can see detail views of our demo prints at my Facebook page.