Mary McGeehan’s Stage III Local Art class visited Signal Return in Detroit’s Eastern Market last Thursday. Signal Return is a center for arts education and has artists and art enthusiasts focused on letterpress printing. They are committed to revitalizing and supporting the community, currently launching a new project pairing Detroit Artists with Detroit nonprofit service organizations. The selected artists will create limited edition letterpress posters to promote the missions of local nonprofits. This collaboration between arts and nonprofit organizations directly relates to our recent Stage III Intensive experience.
Lynne Avadenko, the artistic director, introduced them to the letterpress process, created a print with each child and discussed the mission of Signal Return.