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Wednesday April 3  

3:00pm - 8:00pm, Foyer

12:00pm - 4:00pm, Exhibition Hall
Hang exhibitions and Set-up Product Fair

4:00 - 6:00pm, LaSalle's Food and Spirits, Radisson Hotel
SGC Executive Board Meeting, 

5:00pm - 8:00pm, Exhibition Hall
Portfolio Presentations and Silent Auction 

5:00pm - 8:00pm, Foyer
Cash Bar with compelemtary kegs while they last.

8:00pm - 9:30pm, Tulane Room
Key Note Presentation by Ellis Marsalis and John Scott, "Improvization and Creativity"

10:00pm - 12:00am, Napoleon House Bar & Cafe, 500 Chartres St.
Arizona State University Reunion, phone: 524-9752

Thursday April 4  

8:00am - 3:30pm, Foyer

8:30am - 3:30pm,  Exhibit Hall
Product Fair
Exhibitions and Portfolio Presentations
SGC Silent Auction

9:00 - 9:15am, Tulane Room
Conference opening & welcome,  Joe Sanders (SGC President), John Risseeuw, Beauvais Lyons and Print Gumbo Planning Committee, Tulane Room 

9:15 - 10:30am, Tulane Room
Panel Session: "Louisiana Printmaking", Dan Piersol, NOMA and Leslie Koptcho, LSU

10:30 - 11:00am, Foyer

11:00 - 12:30pm, Tulane Room
Panel Session: "Honoring Traditions: A Conversation with Past Recipients of the Printmaker Emeritus Award", Phyllis McGibbon, Moderator; Speakers: June Wayne; Lee Chesney, Jr.; Warrington Colescott, Jule Heller and Bill Walmsley.

12:30 - 2pm, Salon A
Radisson Box Lunch

2:00 - 2:05, Tulane Room 
Presentation of Student Print Exhibition Awards by John Stewart

2:05 - 2:15, Tulane Room 
Presentation of the Printmaker Emeritus Award to Boyd Saunders by Tom Hammond

2:15 - 3:00pm, Tulane Room
Printmaker Emeritus Lecture by Boyd Saunders

3:30 -  5:00pm, Canal Street North Entrance
Buses depart Radisson Hotel

4:00 - 6:00pm, Delgado College Fine Arts Gallery
Reception for "Quiet Water: An Exhibition of Louisiana Printmakers"
Walking Tour of Holt Cemetary lead by Delgado Art Students

5:00 - 7:00pm, New Orleans Museum of Art
Reception for "Southern Graphics Council Printmakers Emeritus Exhibition" 

6:00 - 7:30pm, New Orleans Museum of Art
Buses return to Radisson Hotel

7:00 - 8:30pm
Dinner on your own 

8:30 - 11pm, Tulane Room
Open Portfolio Session, cash bar with complementary kegs while they last.
This session will be open to the public.  Invitations are being sent to numerous art collectors and patrons in New Orleans.

8:30 - 11pm, Exhibition Hall
Portfolio Presentation of "The Big Print Portfolio", Lloyd Menard, University of South Dakota

Friday April 5  

8:00am - 5:00pm, Foyer 

8:30am - 4:00pm,  Exhibit Hall
Product Fair 
Portfolio Presentations
Silent Auction (last bid at 3:30pm)

8:30 - noon,  Exhibition Hall
Pick up Print Gumbo Exchange Portfolios

9:00 - 10:30am, Tulane Room
Dual Presentation:  Jonathan Fineberg, University of Illinois and Beth Grabowski, UNC Chapel Hill,  "Child/Like-Like/Child: Reflections on Visual Thinking and Collaborative Practice"

10:30 - 11am, Foyer

11:00am - 12:30pm, Tulane Room
Panel Session: Helen Frederick, Pyramid Atlantic and George Mason University, Moderator, "People's Prints", Dusica Kirjakovic, Lower Eastside Printshop, New York; Kevin Bradley and Julie Belcher, Yee Haw Industries, Knoxville, TN.

11:00am - 12:00pm, Level Six Salon(s)
"Visioning the Future of the Southern Graphics Council: An Open Conversation with Nominees to the 2002-2004 Southern Graphics Council Board."

12:30 - 2pm,  Salon A
Radisson Box Lunch 

12:45 - 2pm, Tulane Room
SGC Business Meeting 

2:00 - 3:15pm, Tulane Room
Dual Presentation: Ruth Weisberg, University of Southern California and Robert Lieber, Georgetown University, ""Cosmopolitan or Local? Politics and Culture in an Age of Globalization."

3:15 - 3:30, Tulane Room
Presentation by the 2003 Conference Planning Committee from Boston.

2:00 - 3:15pm, Level Six Salon(s)
Student Forum: Moderators, Andrew Saluti and Eun Lee

3:30pm, Exhibition Hall
Last Bid for Silent Auction

5:00 - 6:00pm, Exhibition Hall
Take Down Product Fair and Exhibits 

4:30 - 5:30pm, Foyer
Cash Bar

4:00 - 6:00pm, Stone and Press, 238 Chartres St. (French Quarter)
Reception for "Contemporary Mezzotints and Mid-20th Century American Scenes"

4:00 - 6:00pm, University of Wisconsin Alumni Reunion - Courtyard Party 
1023 Chartres St., unit 2, 592-9864 (French Quarter)
Hosted by Ann Parker, with music sponsored by Warrington Colescott and Francis Myers

6:00 - 8:00pm, Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp Street
Reception for "Digital Louisiana".

6:30 - 7:30pm, Foyer
Cooking Demonstration

7:30 - 10:00, Tulane Room
Banquet Dinner Honoring 30 Years of the Southern Graphics Council
Post Dinner Talk by Andrei Codrescu 
"A Printer's Son: Some Notes on Being an Ink-Stained Wretch"

Saturday April 6

Attendees will have a day pass to public transporation in New Orleans. Structure your day as you wish.  A good plan would be to start with the Cafe Du Monde, amble around in the French Quarter or head over to NOCCA for the "DownRiver" exhibition. Saturday morning is a good time to take the Ferry to Blaine Kern's Mardis Gras World, and then take the ferry back to have a free lunch at the "New Orleans & Gulf Coast Printmakers Exhibition" at the World Trade Center.  You can then take the St. Charles Street streetcar uptown to the Garden District  for the tour, or onto the Demographics Sessions at Tulane and Loyola Universities. The Arts District will be a good place to be in the afternoon and early evening with steamroller printing, New Orleans School of Glassworks and Printmaking and numerous receptions.  Cap of the night at Howlin Wolf with Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Cha's. It will be a long, stimulating day. Bring your umbrella and a good pair of walking shoes.

8:00 - 9:00am, Cafe Du Monde (French Quarter)
Beignets and Coffee (dutch treat). 

10:00 - noon, NOCCA Riverfront, Ken Kirschman Artspace (French Quarter) 
2800 Chartes Street , New Orleans, LA 70117
Reception for "Down River: National High School Printmaking Exhibition"
Directions from Cafe Du Monde: Use your RTA day-pass to take the Vieux Carre shuttle in front of Jax Brewery in the French Quarter and into the Faubourg Marigny neighborhood. The shuttle stops at NOCCA's front door, 2800 Chartres Street at Press St.  By car or cab you should go straight down Decatur which merges into Elysian Fields (about 1 mile)
Turn right on Chartres (second right after Decatur turns to Elysian Fields) and go down about 15 blocks.

9:30am - 4:30pm OPTIONAL EVENT ($9.50)  Tour to Blain Kern's Mardi Gras World. Anytime during the day take the free Canal Street Ferry and a free, five minute shuttle bus from the ferry depot to Mardis Gras World. Allow two hours with ferry crossings for this trip. For more on this tour visit: 

9am - 5pm, Various Locations
Demonstrations and exhibits N.O. School of Glass & Printmaking, Tulane University, Loyola University, Coordinated by Teresa Cole and Bill Kitchens
Participants will include: Jeff Sippel, University of Missouri St. Louis (Lithography); Laura Berman, Artist Greensboro, NC (Screen Print); Tim Dooley, University of Northern Iowa (Screen Print/digital); Karen Kunc, University of Nebraska (Relief); Kevin Bradley, Yeehaw Industries, Knoxville, TN(Letterpress); Dwight Pogue, Smith College, (Posigrain Plate Lithography).

11:00 - 1:00pm
Free Lunch provided by Hilton Riverside Hotel with reception for "New Orleans & Gulf Coast Printmakers Exhibition", World Trade Center Building Lobby - first floor. (Located at the foot of Canal Street, right between the French Quarter and the Riverwalk, a couple of blocks from the Aquarium and the ferry) Directions:

2:00 - 6:00pm, Contemporary Arts Center Parking Garage, 900 Camp Street 
Steamroller Street Printing , Coordinated by John Scott and Ron Bechet, Xavier University
This ambitious project will involve printing 17 sheets of plywood to produce a mural honoring the life and music of Louis Armstrong.

2:00 - 4:00pm OPTIONAL EVENT ($12)  Garden District Walking Tour.
From the French Quarter take the St. Charles Streetcar from Canal and Carondelet Streets to the Garden District Book Shop in The Rink at the corner of Washington and Prytania. Board the streetcar at least 30 minutes before tour time.  You must register in advance on the Print Gumbo registration form to get the group rate. For more info visit:

3:00 - 5:00pm, Diboll Art Center, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave. 
a special reception for "The Southern Graphics Council 2002 Student Juried Exhibition of Prints." juried by Boyd Saunders and sponsored by the Amity Art Foundation and "Saints and Sinners: Observations on the Sacred and Profane". 

4:00 - 6:00pm  Mario Villa Gallery , 3908 Magazine Street 
a special exhibition reception for 1989 SGC Printmaker Emeritus Jim Steg
(exhibition tour by Frances Swigart-Steg and Carol Leake at 5pm) 

6:00 - 9:00pm, Various Locations (see "Exhibitions" Listings)
Gallery Openings & Receptions

7:30 - 9:00pm
Dinner on Your Own

9:00pm  - 12:00pm, The Howlin Wolf, 828 South Peters Street
Print Gumbo Dance Party with Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Cha's.  Crowning of the Conference King and Queen. Clark Bedford Performance "Gumbo Connoisseurship" Free to conference attendees. Click here to visit the Howlin Wolf web site.  Click here to find out more about Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Cha's.

Sunday, April 7

11am-1:30pm  OPTIONAL EVENT ($21 with buffet or $14 without buffet) 
Savor the beauty and romance of New Orleans on a two-hour Jazz buffet cruise on the Steamboat Nachez.  The boat departs from the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans just behind JAX Brewery on the Mississippi River (at the foot of Toulouse Street). Allow twenty minutes to walk from the Radisson. The cruise boards at 11am, departs at 11:30, and returns at 1:30pm. The lunch menue consists of Southern Fried Chicken, Red Beans & Rice, Tossed Salad, Jambalaya, Bread Pudding, Coffee & Tea.  Cash bar available. You must register in advance on the Print Gumbo registration form to get the group rate.  For more information visit:

3pm  New Orleans Museum of Art
a special lecture by June Wayne.  Print Gumbo attendees wearing a conference badge are welcome to attend.