Thursday, June 23, 2016

17 Tugs

The landmark 17 Tugs mural on Broadway in Tarrytown, NY was a community effort by a diverse group of 15 area artists who share an affinity for the Hudson River. Adapting their own original hand-carved images to the wall 4x larger, the ambitious process was a salute to tugboats as icons of steady endeavor.
In the winter of 2013, totemic17 and artist Ilse Schreiber-Noll took the project indoors to Ilse's studio, working with each artist to facilitate inking the blocks & printing by press & hand. On handmade Japanese and Thai kozo papers, available individually or as a complete collection, archivally housed in t17's signature clamshell box. Only 20 printed.
This portfolio has been on view twice in Irvington, at the 21st Annual Tugboat Race in on Pier 84 Manhattan, at the Tugboat Round-up in Waterford, at 3rd Friday & the Tarrytown Street Fair & at Arts Westchester in White Plains. Individual prints have been featured at various other group shows.
Special thanks to Kristen Dreher, not only for contributing her #9 print but for coordinating the 5 participating Sleep Hollow High School Artist and for countless hours painting.

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