Last thursday the Extended Print class and myself took a mini road trip to Rochester for the Dirty Dozen print show. Jeff drove us all in a giant van there and back, because he rocks.
The show was super great and I'm really glad we got to go. All the artist are current printmakers, trying to make a living off their art. Seeing current printers is great, since printmaking examples are usually people like Goya and Dürer. It was super inspiring, even though I haven't done printmaking in a bit. Hopefully next fall I'll get back in to making prints! I also got some pretty sweet loot from the show (a shirt and a print, plus promo materials). I'll be making a post about that stuff soon, since I don't think it should be lumped in a "recent purchases" post.
After the show, we all went to Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, which was awesome. I didn't bring my camera in to the restaurant, but it was so fun to just hang out with all my friends and eat delicious food. If you go, I recommend the mac and cheese more than anything. And the poutine. So good.
All in all, a fantastic trip. I had such a good time!!