Deep in his secrete hide out, one of our board members Jon “Roach” Brosius is getting staff shirts ready for Saturation Fest.
Show up, pick a shirt, size, and color and watch it be printed live on the spot for $15 (only $10 if you bring your own shirt).
This years t-shirt design was done by local artist Daino, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to help keep Saturation Fest alive and kickin’ for the years ahead.
Follow the event page on Facebook for more info:
We have the coolest venue ever for the Print Fest this year! Come observe a cyclops cat in formaldehyde, look at a taxidermy bighorn sheep’s nuts, take pictures of the sabre-tooth tiger jaw, and press a button to hear a bobcat scream. OH YEAH, and all the awesome workshops and zines! This is going to rule.
Riverside DIY Print Fest 2011 @ Riverside Metropolitan Museum, 12pm-4pm
*Artists: Block Printing Demonstration with Jeff Ribaudo, Create a Unique Print with Ray Esquerio, Zine workshops and Zine Reading Lounge with Zineworks, Live Screen Printing w/ Jon Roach ($15 for a Saturation T-shirt designed by Daino), How to make a Hardback Book with Ken Stansbury (1pm-3pm), Saturation Babyhead Exhibition with Cosme Cordova.
*Tablers: The Ken Crawford Collection (including first editions of Raymond Pettibon’s Tipping Corpse), Double Fur Press, Bitch King, Alaska, Made You Look, Jackie Joice, Ghost Town (CSUSB), Blood Orange Info Shop/AK Press, Totally Mag!, Pink Dreams Zine, Jeff Ribaudo, The Negative, Lonny Huff, Mosiac (UCR), Sending Icebergs, +more. Zine Readings (1:00-3:00) by Alaska, Jackie Joice, Elliot Fong, Angela Chaos, Mable, Mark Bunner, Lonny Huff+more.
Here’s the Facebook event page!
On Saturday, October 18, Saturation will also host a variety of hands-on workshops taught by artists, such as self-publishing zines, drawing, and publishing. We think this serves as a condensed model of the do-it-yourself ethos of most of the artists and organizers who create Saturation as a labor of love.
In a society that teaches its citizens to equate “culture” with “consumption,” these workshops promote culture as participation. The purposes of Saturation’s DIY Workshops are for its participants to share skills and knowledge, to encourage participation and action, and to highlight the ingenuity, creativity, and independent spirit of local artists and teachers.
In a recent interview with the IE Weekly about his band, Dogs of Ire, our friend Fritz Aragon put it perfectly: “In the grand scheme of things, what has evolved is the local community concept to a broader community—it just makes sense,” says Fritz. “We’ve [got] a do-it-together approach, rather than a do-it-yourself.”
Saturation is crazy fun, but if you’re in it just for the entertainment, you’re going to miss the thread that makes it really special… that YOUR PARTICIPATION is crucial. Jump in this week and get involved. Bring your own art, films, music. Spearhead a weird project and get everybody involved. Start a parade. Help out and look out for each other. Don’t wait for permission. Build the world you want, and start with your own hometown. We’re here to have a great time, and we’re working really hard to make it sustainable but we can’t do it alone.
The whole list of workshops is after the jump… see you there!!
THANKS TO ANGELA CHAOS AND THE BICYCLE LOUNGE FOR MAKING THE WORKSHOPS HAPPEN!