Pacific Northwest College of Art
Museum of Contemporary Craft

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Open Studio Residency: Tracy Schlapp and Daniel Duford of Cumbersome Multiples

Jul 15, 2013 11:00 AM – Jul 20, 2013 6:00 PM



Part open studio, part residency, part master class, Museum of Contemporary Craft (MoCC) has invited consummate makers of all types to temporarily relocate their studios to the Lab for week-long terms, July 8 through August 4. Resident artists will work from the Lab during daily open hours, 11am-6pm, connecting directly with the Museum’s audiences as they engage in their creative practice. In addition, artists will offer daily two-hour, drop-in workshops for visitors of all ages to have access the materials, processes, and concepts of various crafts. The intent of the Open Studio summer residency is to provide a public venue for the work that often happens behind the scenes in the artist studio. We believe that this residency provides a wonderful opportunity to share publicly all the starts, stops, challenges, and inspirations that happen as work is created. Furthermore, we hope to provide a space for direct and open dialogue between creative practitioners and the community around craft-based ideas, practices, and processes.

July 15 – 20, Tracy Schlapp and Daniel Duford of Cumbersome Multiples
Workshops daily, 1-3pm, the Lab at MoCC. Tickets first come first served, $10 for the public, $8 for Members and Students.

Tree Dreams is a collaborative partnership between Cumbersome Multiples and Bay Area writer, Kristin Kaye, author of Tree Dreams: A Field Guide, Vol. 1. This ongoing project shares the devotional act of tagging trees with the public at large. During the residency, Cumbersome Multiples will be printing broadsides on their proofing press, (using antique wooden type). Some of the language in the broadsides will be generated by the conversations that they have with participants and passersby. They will also be carving and printing images for future Tree Dreams volumes. And finally, they will be spending time attending to the labor of assembling Tree Dreams tagging kits. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to assemble their own Tree Dreams kit, designed especially for the Museum of Contemporary Craft. Participants will sew a hand-printed book cover to a pre-printed interior and assemble tagging kits. They will then leave the studio to tag together on the park blocks — or just outside of the museum to build a shrine. Images from the outdoor activity will be posted at Tree-dreams.org and be shared with the MoCC community.

Cumbersome Multiples is a Portland-based print and design collective led by husband and wife artist team Daniel Duford and Tracy Schlapp, Cumbersome Multiples collaborates with artists and writers to create limited-edition multiples using a 1928 Chandler and Price letterpress, a cabinet of mixed lead type, block prints and whatever else happens to be in the studio. Cumbersome Multiples leads print-based workshops and produces small-batch paper ephemera such as cards, notes and stationery.



Museum of Contemporary Craft
The Lab
724 NW Davis St.
Portland, OR, 97209   [map]

Daily Workshops $10 for the public, $8 for Members and students with ID.


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