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SCUBA at Tamarind Institute

Albuquerque, NM – Tamarind Institute invites the public to its family-friendly summer celebration, Color Fest, on Saturday, July 16 from 4 – 6 pm. Enjoy the colorful exhibition, Color Coded, featuring new lithographs by David X. Levine, Matt Magee, Susan York and Jonathan Seliger; as well as the debut of new lithographs by SCUBA, the playful Santa Fe-based, artist-duo. In the workshop, Tamarind Master Printer Brandon Gunn will conduct two demonstrations of the “rainbow roll” process. And, if that’s not enough, concoct your own refreshing “rainbow blend” of cool-aid in our sunny courtyard. Families and individuals are invited to attend part or all of the festivities. A full schedule of events is available at

Meet Santa Fe-based, artist-duo Sandra Wang and Crockett Bodelson of SCUBA. Tamarind became interested in SCUBA during their Ice Shelf tour, in which they drove a solar-powered and biodiesel-capable mobile gallery across the country. More recently SCUBA contributed to the epic playground installation known as Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, the work of an artist collective that grew to 135 artists. Works by SCUBA have been exhibited worldwide, and in Santa Fe at institutions such as James Kelly Contemporary, Center for Contemporary Arts, and SITE Santa Fe.

Tamarind will release new editions by SCUBA, a series of prints incorporating hand-colored collage elements. The new prints forge a traditional medium with their uniquely playful approach, bringing another layer of complexity to the already multifaceted collaborative. SCUBA will talk about these new works from 5 to 5:30 at Tamarind on July 16.

Tamarind Master Printer Brandon Gunn demonstrates the blend roll process, also known as the "rainbow roll," in which multiple colors are applied to the roller, and transferred onto a single matrix. The demonstration will take place at 4:30 and 5:30.

Tamarind Institute is an internationally recognized fine art lithography workshop affiliated with the College of Fine Arts of the University of New Mexico. Tamarind is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of lithography through education, research, exhibitions, and artist residencies, and is credited with expanding the accessibility to and popularity of printmaking among contemporary artists around the world. Tamarind frequently sponsors programs with diverse populations, locally and internationally, benefitting University, Albuquerque, and New Mexico constituencies. For more information, call 505-277-3901, or email
Relevant research areas: North America, Contemporary, Lithography

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