We had a great time at our first Mid America Print Council Conference! We spent the last three days in Cape Girardeau, Missouri and had so much fun seeing exhibitions, visiting with old friends, attending panel discussions, ogling new woodcut tools and t-shirts and “lotering” about town with our roomie, Andy.
The “Trail of Tears” Bar & Grill owned and operated by Veterans. It was never clear whether they understood why we thought the name was worth noting. They invited us inside for some beers. We thought their signboard said “BBQ Rabbit.” Unfortunately, it was just “BBQ Rib-let.”
Fine times at the Product Fair.
Coffee and prints to get us going in the morning with Andy Burkitt.
The MAPC Member’s Juried exhibition looked great! And had some terrific crab cakes.
Someone trying to read my story map print.
Charles Beneke hosting his fantastic panel on departmental fundraising, among other things.
Tim and Aaron of Midwest pressed during the NFS panel, spouting their ideas of TFS: Totally for Sale!
Lunch buddies with Andy Burkitt and Johanna Mueller.
The Murray Krewe.
Exhibitions in the catacombs of Southeast Missouri University.
Rad prints as part of the portfolio exchange exhibitions during MAPC.
We spent most of Thursday hanging the show. It was a nice space, but those carpet walls can be trouble sometimes! We had a splendid time at the conference overall. It seemed a big success. Lots of interesting discussions, saw some great prints and we really enjoyed the final banquet and hanging out with all our old Froggie friends and other print friends while meeting new friends, as well!