Thursday, Feb 20th    6:30 - 9 pm

RBPMW Studio

323 W 39th st. Flr 2


Join Tugboat Printshop as they talk in depth about their collaborative color woodcut prints & process. Artists Paul Roden and Valerie Lueth will discuss their daily operations running a start-up artist press & show examples of their many original color woodcut prints published over the past 7 years working together. The artists will demonstrate the printing of one of their full color prints & will have additional examples of their work and blocks for browsing.


Paul Roden and Valerie Lueth are the collaborative woodcut artists Tugboat Printshop. The couple has been publishing their traditionally hand-crafted color woodblock print editions from Pittsburgh, PA since 2006. Their intricate color woodcuts celebrate the natural world and our relationship to it. With extreme focus on craft and detail, the artists build idealistic, meticulously patterned worlds with their printed images. Rich color is layered in multiple impressions from hand-drawn, hand-carved and individually printed wood blocks. Tugboat Printshop's narrative is one of sustainability, resourcefulness, and upbeat do-good attitude. To view Tugboat Printshop's woodblock prints, visit www.tugboatprintshop.com.