The Little Big Print
is a special mini event this year during the Leesburg Art Festival. We are very excited to bring to you this very special printmaking event presented and hosted by local printmaking studio, Jennifer Harper Printmaking Studio. Watch as ten local Artists create fabric and paper prints from their carved plate using a 1,000lb SteamRoller.
journey to the present has been a very long and twisty road through many art related jobs. Medical illustration assistant, book designer, book illustrator, art teacher. She never really got to make art for its own sake, aside from college, until 2008. After teaching art for 3 years in an international school in China, she began to expand on a lesson plan in linoleum printing. The more she learned, the more she wanted to know. Once her studio had more than a single press, she began to share her studio with the community. Open Press Group has now been going strong for 6 years and her personal work feels like it is just taking form. A group studio grows its own engine. Many different artists all with something new to contribute come through the door and make my day. As many questions as there are about process there are new answers, new things to look up, new ideas to exchange. “I’ve learned that printmakers are an inquisitive bunch, ideas and process go hand in hand. The puzzle is the game, how to get this idea from the brain to the hand. Also accepting that the result may be unintended, but possibly better for it.”