The Day of the Dead Steamroller Print Project started in 2000, as a means to get students, artists and community to come together in a cooperative event. Blocks are carved over the course of a month utilizing both traditional hand tools as well as electric carvers, routers and such.
Prints created during the day long print event are carried in Missoula's Annual Day of the Dead Parade held each November 2nd. Prints are also exhibited around town to further showcase the works created.
The event began with students enrolled in printmaking courses at The University of Montana under the direction of professors James Bailey and Elizabeth Dove.
Since that initial year, the project has grown to include students from area high schools, middle schools, elementary schools, along with students from neighboring institutions and artists from the community.
We have now completed our twelfth year of the project.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
James Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Montana Printmaking Division website