The presentation was made by Harrison Long, director of the School of Art and Design, along with Valerie Dibble, professor of Art, and Samantha Palmer, a KSU graduate who was one of the students who participated in the project. City representatives included Mayor Mark Mathews; City Councilmen Jeff Duckett, Matt Riedemann and Tim Killingsworth; Dr. Richard Banz, executive director of the Southern Museum; and City Manager Steve Kennedy.
The carved wooden block and the print stamped from it were created by students in the KSU advanced printmaking class during a large scale collaborative print event hosted annually by the Atlanta Printmakers Studio. The class worked together to create the design to scale as a paper drawing, then transferred it to the block. Carving was done as a group. The project took half a semester. The event’s theme for this year was Storytelling.
The print and wood block will be on permanent display at the museum.