Larry Thomas and Judy Detrick kick off the Artist Talk series on Thursday October 22 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the new Noyo Printworks in Ft Bragg. They will discuss printmaking, calligraphy, and book arts and each plan to bring along many examples of their work to share during their talk. Thomas and Detrick are part of the Leadership Team in helping establish Noyo Printworks.
Larry Thomas's work is represented in collections in Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum of American Art in Washington DC and many public and private collections. He is recipient of numerous Fellowships, Awards and Residencies. He retired in 2005 from the San Francisco Art Institute where he served since 1981 including Chairman of the Printmaking, Dean of Academic Affairs and Interim President. Larry continues to teach, going out to summer programs at Sitka Center for Art & Ecology in Oregon, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts at Deer Isle, Maine and other special situations.
Judy Detrick taught calligraphy and graphic design at College of the Redwoods on the Mendocino coast for more than 25 years, and developed the Graphic Arts Certificate Program there. Her work can be found in several anthologies of calligraphy and graphic design, and she is represented in the Harrison Collection of Calligraphy and Lettering at the San Francisco Public Library. A parallel interest of hers is letterpress printing, and under the imprint of the Attic Press, she has produced several limited edition books and a wide collection of ephemera. She teaches regularly at the San Francisco Center for the Book, for the Friends of Calligraphy, and at other venues throughout California.
Noyo Printworks is located at 215 Laurel St in Fort Bragg; this is a project of Flockworks, a local nonprofit building community through creativity.