Witness Big Ink's one-of-a-kind giant mobile press in action as they demonstrate large scale woodcut printing to the public from 10 am – 5 pm. This event will be held during Hell's Kitchen Flea Market. Come check them out on October 22nd and 23rd.
Big Ink will be debuting their mobile 48” x 96” printmaking press in NYC. View many print makers from Manhattan to Brooklyn and as far as Ohio and Texas. They will be printed throughout the day by BIG INK's staff of volunteers.
Big Ink organizes print related programming for museums, art festivals, as well as local and nationally recognized print studios. This event is sponsored by the Manhattan Graphics Center, a studio that provides an accessible environment for the learning and practice of fine art printmaking.
“We're excited to show New Yorkers how this traditional art form is being practiced in new and exciting ways,” said BIG INK director Lyell Castonguay. “We're essentially bringing the artists' studio directly to the community.”
FYI! This event is rain or shine! It is an all-out extravaganza at the Hell's Kitchen Flea Market. You don’t want to miss it!
And then… there is the grand finale right before Halloween! The Maniac Pumpkin Carvers will also be visiting Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market. They will be at the market on Saturday the 29th of October.
Every year in high school, Marc and Chris spent weeks transforming a section of the school into a series of delightfully terrifying haunted houses. Then, while both studied at Parsons School of Design, the duo rekindled their love for pumpkin carving and decided to make a career out of it.
Maniac Pumpkin Carvers was formed with the mission of creating the best pumpkin artwork available. What started in a basement apartment has now grown to a full creative studio of talented artists and pumpkin carvers.
After experimenting and developing their own techniques, Marc and Chris soon began to push the boundaries of basic pumpkin carving. Word of mouth spread to the biggest names in New York, including the New York Yankees, Food Network, and Martha Stewart. Their art has even been displayed at The Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, Yankee Stadium. Other appearances include Good Morning America, Rachael Ray, The Kitchen, The Chew, Wired, Popular Mechanics, Yahoo News, CNN, and more. They even have been the winners of Food Network's Halloween Wars.