At last … my long-awaited map of my neighborhood is complete — the very FIRST illustrated contemporary Arts District map to be released as a limited-edition serigraph is available today and promises to be instantly collectible.
Artist Ohara Hale (who lived in the Arts District during 2005-2007 and is also a musician with a new album!) was commissioned by me to hand-illustrate my design using her distinctive style. Arts District-based artist and Big Squeeze Press master printer Patricia R. Mitchell hand-printed the five-color 22″x15″ serigraphs using hand-mixed, water-based inks on Stonehenge 100% cotton, acid-free paper made in America. The black ink used on each print was infused with metallic ink to give the illustration added depth and richness.
This inaugural edition features only 50 signed and numbered serigraphs; each accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. TONIGHT! Get a sneak peak of the map and snag one of the first of only 10 to be available for sale EXCLUSIVELY at Hammer and Spear during their 1 Year Anniversary Party on Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 7 PM to 10 PM (RSVP required by clicking HERE).
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Downtown Muse Arts District Illustrated Map
by Melissa Richardson Banks in collaboration with Ohara Hale and Patricia R. Mitchell of Big Squeeze Press
hand-pulled serigraph, signed and numbered, edition of 50
22 x 15 inches, 100% cotton Stonehenge fine art paper
$250 unframed (22 x 15 inches); $450 (float mounted in a black frame sized 26 x 19 inches)