2015 KIAC Annual Report | Page 12

Dawson Daily News Print & Publishing Symposium The 4th Dawson Daily News Print & Publishing Symposium held in partnership with Parks Canada and the Dawson City Community Library during the Art Festival saw an increased number of visitors and workshop participants at the historical venue throughout the weekend. At the symposium, visual and literary artists explore the relationship between printed word and image, visual art and creative writing. This year’s workshops and demonstrations covered techniques such as making print with woodblock printing with John Steins and Monoprints and Collographs with Joyce Majiski. Crispin and Jan Elwood from Barbarian Press were on hand throughout the weekend using the restored Chandler Price press to print copies of the first Riverside Reader, a compilation of writings submitted by local writers illustrated with prints created at the symposium. Peter Braune is always on hand to keep the presses running and do one on one demonstrations. Todd Stewart undertook Dog Team printmaking, and Jill Stanton created exquisite corpse comic books. Emily Davidson explored letterpress printing as she continued work on her alphabet book. Montreal printmakers Chloe Lum and Yannick Desranleau pushed the boundaries of traditional printmaking with their paper based live performance. The Print and Publishing Symposium is also home to the annual Postcard Story competition, which was won this year by Mary Fraughton. Mary’s story will be included in the Riverside Reader. The winning entry, as well as the various works and publications created during or for the symposium were unveiled at a concluding gathering at the Dawson Daily News building. 12 DAWSON CITY ARTS SOCIETY