This project makes us happy. Last week the Walker Art Center hosted a reception for the American Association of Museums annual meeting. As part of the activities, we invited our amazing friends Lunalux to create a poster for the Open Field. The initial idea was to create a static poster, which could be distributed to attendees and our guests this summer. After more discussion, we decided the poster could become a bit more open, collaborative and in the spirit of the field. Jenni and Morgan from Lunalux suggested a portable letterpress and allowing the public to “fill in the blank” to create their custom poster. So that is what we did. For four hours on a stormy Tuesday evening, dozens of attendees composed and printed their unique 1/1 edition. Each print was signed by the artist and printer, embossed with a special Walker Open Field stamp and then documented.
Check out what we made together.
Lunalux will return to the Open Field later this summer to host a special “pop-up” day celebrating the US Post Office and the lost art of letter writing. Lunalux is also contributing and hosting the first Community Supported Art (CSA) pickup during the Northern Spark Festival on June 9th from 8pm -late… Stop by their shop on Loring Park to make your own print that evening or just watch the process throughout the night.