The portfolio logistics are starting to come together. I have heard final confirmations on collaborators from the majority of the participating printmakers. This is turning out to be an excellent combination of printmakers and collaborators with a real variety in fields of study.
For example, Andrew Polk, head of the printmaking department at University of Arizona (http://www.andrewpolk.com/), has confirmed his participation and that he will be collaborating with Michael Hammer, a professor and scientist at University of Arizona, who runs The Hammer Lab (http://hammerlab.biosci.arizona.edu/). As described to me by Andy, they will be focusing their print around Michael’s current research in the field of genetics, where he is beginning to study a genetic mutation that causes a severe form of epilepsy.
Another confirmed participant is Patrick Vincent (http://www.twinbeepress.com/) will be collaborating with his brother and doctor, Owen Vincent. Owen is an osteopathic doctor and focuses his work more on the spine than on traditional medicine.
I will put more up about different pairings as I receive more information, but for now here is the current list of the printmakers and collaborators.
Matthew McLaughlin : Mason Trappio
Georgia Deal : Karen Prestagaard
Ellie Honl : Michael Herman
Travis Janssen : Thomas Hnasko
Elizabeth Klimek : Jason Klimek, Erin and Scott D’Vileskis
Gabriela Munoz : Cassandra Hernandez
Andrew Polk : Michael Hammer
Gretchen Schermerhorn : Patricia Lee
Brett Schieszer : Kyle Gustafson
Patrick Vincent : Owen Vincent
More to come soon.