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10.24.2009

Welcome to Grapevine Ink!


This blog is the beginning of an International Women in Printmaking Collective, discussing intersecting identities within art practice, theory, community and education.

I started this blog in order for us all to start interacting with each other and share our opinions, ideas and work.

Originally I wanted this group to be a Women of Color Printmaking Collective-
However, while the term “person of color” is widely used in
the United States, it may be perceived differently in other countries.

How do we define our collective?

I feel as though the group should not be as broad as just ‘international,’
or just ‘women in printmaking’-that would be diluted, too broad, and boring.
I want this to be a powerful collective of women, critically addressing
experiences and struggle as artists outside of the white dominated
and male dominated printmakers world.

Please introduce yourself with your post and put up thoughts, input, ideas, etc!

3 comments:

s said...

Chanel-- Congrats on getting the blog up! This is a big first step.

Orginization amongst one another is key, and while we may all recognize that, I, for one, still tend to get caught up in the western, individualist thing. Grapevine will be a new opportunity to break out of all of that. It's a great idea.

I'm updating my website now with new work. I'll make a post/link in a few days.

Shani P.

Elena said...

Hello Chanel,
I am a printmaker from Macedonia, currently at the MFA program @ CCNY. I feel the need for an organization like this and I am more than willing to participate.
Thank you Shani for forwarding this info!

Best,
Elena Stojanova

Chanel Matsunami Govreau said...

Hello Shani and Elena!

Thank you for gettin on the blog!!
Make sure to Post up when you can!

I'll be posting soon as well with some of my work...

Elena-
what is your email so I can add you to the blog for posting?