The epic tale of the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse Printmaking Program. The Printmaking program is directed by Joel Elgin and features the odd collection of the many PrintFools who enroll, print and exist from semester to semester in the Shop of Tears.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

José Guadalupe Posada:

José Guadalupe Posada: 

http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/enews/2009/october/insider.html 



The Shop of Tears/Love and Blood is going to shine Monday and the rest of the semester. NoMas' (Jessie) has pledged to clean it and if he fails Liars (Mike) will reduce him to bones... dumbsteppin' bones



Can it get any more fun then that? 
Yes! Remember costumes for Wed and treats. 
Stay tuned for the new Facebook page to post your 100 acts of random beauty.


22 comments:

Kristine said...

just want to be the first to say, super excited for Halloween! not to mention its on the exact day. Treats treats treats!- these prints are pretty cool too.

Elizabeth Rose Bowman said...

Halloweeeeeeeen! OhManItsGonnaBeSoRad.
dem bonez dem bonez.

Kinden Kraeger said...

Sounds like it's going to be quite the party! Super clear prints, too.

Ben said...

Its gonna get crazy this week. Let the festivities begin.

ashley said...

It's too bad Posado wasn't discovered until after his death and was never able to see his impact on the Mexican people. Alas, the art lives on.

Lexi said...

i like the prints they look really good. and ick Halloween. i hate it but i guess i love the treats

Taylor Schroeder said...

The shop did look beautiful props to Max. Atta boy. Pleasure working in there today. Also, can't wait for Wednesday!

Kate Knower said...

Pretty pumped for the shenanigans that are bound to arise on Wednesday! And the treats!

Sweet Marissa said...

Mike and Jessie...I think I missed something.I absolutely love these! Many of them are about political issues, but not overtly which is nice because people can still appreciate them without knowing the intended content. I’m not sure why, but the skeletons make me so happy; maybe it’s the wide, open-mouth smile all of the figures seem to share. Posada’s version of the Birth of Venus is amazing. I’m very excited to dress up and bring treats :) Yaaaaay Halloween!!!

megan said...

Day of the Dead artwork is always interesting. Great lines in these prints. And hooray for Halloween! Mostly the treats :}

Dani W said...

wahoo!!! halloween! you babies best be dressing up! same as the big kids! see you all tomorrow! with treats.

andrew musil said...

one clean shop..

Chelsey Heintz said...

Love love love these prints! And Halloween! I'm so excited!!!!

mandy said...

YAY for a halloween party with lots and lots of treats! I love the clarity in these prints!

E said...

BOOOOOO. Awesome Day of the Dead prints. Good participation today babies!!!

Kelsey Walsh said...

Happy Halloween!! I brought Candy Corn :) Now, time to get fat and eat a bunch of treats. O anddd I dressed up as Wilma Flinstone butt I forgot my red wig :(
Any who these prints were pretty cool the lines were so defined and detailed I would love to see how they made the skeleton's body....

Emily Ordway said...

I am still in a candy treat coma from yesterday. Getting really excited to start having my series to work on. I like how all of posada's work are very recognizable and have similar themes.

Rik Melk said...

I learned about this man in my entry level espanol class. Test on monday.

Dean Johnson said...

i like these prints a lot. skeletons are always cool

Jules said...

Love the day of the dead prints. I find it fascinating that we take one day of the year to celebrate our fears. Interesting!! Awesome prints. And Halloween was awesome in the printshop. So glad I could be there for a little bit!

Dewayne Wrencher said...

I am always impressed with the addition of movement in prints. José Guadalupe Posada is great at using the day of the dead figures in creating movement in his prints.

Rachel said...

Pretty sweet prints!
I loved seeing everyone's costumes. Too bad the rest of the art dept failed on that day.