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I have worked for Graphic Chemical & Ink Company since 1968 - with a brief hiatus(almost 4 years) to travel the World courtesy of my uncle. Sadly it turns out it was my Uncle Sam, and I wasn't too thrilled about the places that he chose to send me. My wife and I have run Graphic Chemical for many years, and have enjoyed the travel that comes with the position. We get to meet our customers (and the occasional vendor) from all over the World

Thursday, May 24, 2007


I last wrote about the IMPACT show in October, and a lot has happened since then. We have been in fairly constant contact with the show organizers since then, and have additional information regarding the show.

At the 2005 conference the Estonian delegation (Loit Jõekalda, Eve Kask, Karin Laansoo, Vappu Thurlow) proposed to organize the 2007 IMPACT 5 show in Tallinn, at the same time as the 14th International Tallinn Print Triennial takes place. This is a great opportunity for printmakers from around the world to exchange ideas with their fellow printmakers.

The product fair is scheduled for Thursday October 18th, while seminars and otrher activities run from October 17th - 20th.

For additional information on the Impact 5 show, you should go to the show website at or contact us at .

As a brief heads up, Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) is planning an Art Materials Expo and Lecture series in Savannah, GA on October 5-7th. SCAD is a private institution with over 7000 students from all 50 U.S. states and 80 foreign countries. Look for more information on this show as it becomes available.

Finally, the picture has absolutely nothing to do with IMPACT. I don't have any Estonian pictures (yet), so I chose this one, not because he looks Estonian, not because he was a great artist, but mostly because this guy woke up the morning of the picture, looked at himself in the mirror and thought that his hair was perfect! He is, a distant relative of mine whose likeness ended up in a family album, Little did he know that 150 years later some relative would be making fun of his hair. Hope to see you in Savannah or Tallinn in the Fall


Blogger ainesse said...

Hi Dean I just wandered on here as I was trying to find some information on printmakers from Estonia.

I think that guys hair looks good - looks like a nice chap of interesting character. Its amazing how "uptight" people used to be in the 'old days' isn't it?!@!

I enjoy visiting the blog. I am a printmaker who is from Ireland, lived in London for years and have noe decided to move up to Scotland.

Also its extremely cold up here.

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