Pittsburgh woodcut printmaker to share technique


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tugboat printshop

Paul Roden, co-owner of the Tugboat Printshop, creates woodcut prints
like the one pictured above. Roden will share his technique for creating
such works during his April 19-21 residency that is part of the 
Kaleidoscope Arts Festival.

April 11, 2016

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Paul Roden, co-owner of the Tugboat Printshop in Pittsburgh, will give an artist talk and open-studio demonstration of woodcut print techniques during his April 19-21 residency at Slippery Rock University. His appearance is part of SRU's two-week Kaleidoscope Arts Festival.

Roden will also display examples of his handcrafted, color woodcut prints in the Art Building. The process involves drawing, carving and printing.

Roden's talk will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m., April 19, in the Art Building. An artist exhibition and reception is scheduled for 4 p.m., April 19, in the Art Building. Roden will demonstrate how he makes woodcut prints from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m., April 21, in the Art Building. SRU art students will assist during his open work sessions.

Since opening Tugboat Printshop in 2006, he and his wife and co-owner Valerie Lueth have created more than 100 prints, which they sell. Titles include "Overlook," "The Smoke has Cleared" and "Prints Gone Wild."

Roden, from Nashville, Tennessee, has a master of fine arts degree in printmaking from the University of South Dakota. He works in woodcutting and drawings. Lueth, from South Dakota, works in prints and drawing.

Kaleidoscope, SRU's 15th annual arts festival, runs from April 14-28. This year the festival will feature 28 dance, theatre, music, literary and visual arts events. Children's Day will be offered from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 23, at the Robert A. Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Education and Research. Programs will include earth-friendly activities.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Gordon Ovenshine | 724.738.4854 | gordon.ovenshine@sru.edu