Former Vice President Elizabeth Gaye MacDonald explains the lithography process.

Drypoint Etching on Plexi

Print & Propaganda

Print & Propaganda: The history of printmaking is intertwined with the history of political movements, agitations, and social change. As part of the Neighbourhood Spaces artist-in-residence, Windsor Printmaker's held a series of workshops that delve into politics and teach hands-on printmaking skills.

The Tortilla Workshop

Windsor Printmaker’s Forum closed our summer 2015 residency with Arturo Herrera’s Tortilla Workshop in the WPF gallery space on July 17th, 2015. Arturo Herrera was WPF’s summer artist-in-residence from June 1st – July 18th, 2015.

“In The Tortilla Workshop. I share traditional Latin American forms of cooking through video projection and live performance. I initially presented it as a workshop at Broken City Lab in 2012, in the series Skills for Goods. The Tortilla Workshop evolved into a performance / workshop hybrid idea; the concept was really inspired by watching my mother donating her time making food for her church.

In this piece, I explore the construction of my identity through notions of sexuality and transnationalism. The Tortilla Workshop represents my attempt to bring sexuality and identity together.” – Arturo Herrera

Arturo Herrera, was born in Tegucigalpa, the capital city of Honduras. Herrera is an artist that uses sculpture, performance, socially-engaged and photography to speak of issues of immigration, sexuality and identity.

Image: The Tortilla Workshop, 2015. Arturo Herrera

Previous workshops

Japanese Bookbinding with Vanessa Cornell, September 2013.
Mono Printing Workshop with Kacie Auffret, May 2013.
Collograph with Erin Elizadeth, May 2013.

Windsor Printmaker’s Forum, founded by local artists in 1987, has established a working space for area artists to create and produce their own original, limited edition prints. As a non-profit arts organization and an artist-run production center, we offer facilities in lithography, intaglio, relief, silkscreen and letterpress printing, giving area artists/printmakers a place to continue their creative development in the fine arts printmaking medium. All content © 2020.