Saturday, September 22, 2012
9th Annual Roadworks
It took forever to get out to Potrero Hill by Muni, but I made it out there for Roadworks, an outdoor event where large linoleum cut prints are made by dramatically running them over with a steamroller in the street.
The big moment is when the printed image is peeled off the linoleum block & revealed to the crowd. The images are sold at the event to raise money for the San Francisco Center for the Book, & I overheard one of the printers say that all the prints made that day had been sold.
There is also a small art fair, live music & hands-on printing & book-binding demonstrations. The weather was gorgeous.
For once I was at an art event that had more children than dogs. The moving steamroller was an irresistible magnet for the kids, & they often had to be physically restrained as it approached.
This older gentleman drove the steamroller & was every inch the part.
§ 9th Annual Roadworks: A Steamroller Printing Festival
San Francisco Center for the Book
Saturday, September 22, 2012, 12-5pm
Rhode Island Street between 16th and 17th Streets