Miranda Metcalf host of the pine|copper|lime podcast
"Separately Together: Print Stories and Virtual Community Building with pine|copper|lime."
Miranda Metcalf launched the podcast pine|copper|lime through her love and passion for the medium of printmaking. After five years as director of contemporary printmaking at Davidson Galleries in Seattle, Washington, she spent two years in Sydney, Australia discovering new prints and new printmakers, before relocating to Bangkok, Thailand where she continues to explore the vibrant Southeast Asian printmaking scene. PCL is dedicated to the celebration and amplification of diverse approaches to contemporary printmaking and its culture, aiming to create a shared experience and narrative for our passionate and yet often geographically divided community. pinecopperlime.com
Umberto Giovannini founder of Opificio Della Rosa, Rimini, Itlay
"Sharing Knowledges: Cultivating an International Print Community."
Umberto Giovannini is a multidisciplinary artist with a passion for book arts and woodcut. His attraction to deep experiences of environments far from his ordinary life brought him to design and realize solo and group projects. In 2009 Giovannini founded the Opificio della Rosa (Studio for the Rose), a low environmental impact studio in an 11th century castle located in Morciano di Romagna, Italy. He teaches printmaking and graphic design at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London and is also a Visiting Professor at Rome University of Fine Arts. Giovannini lives and works in both Italy and London. opificiodellarosa.org umbertogiovannini.it
Kelli Wood & Sean Roberts faculty in Art History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
"Playing Cards as Drivers for the Development of Print in Europe."
In 2019 Kelli Wood joined the School of Art at the University of Tennessee as Assistant Professor of Art History - Museum & Curatorial Studies. Her interdisciplinary work combines methods from fields such as art history, art criticism, game studies, sports science, and museology. Wood’s intellectual interests extend forward from the early modern period, and recent writings have taken a longue durée approach to sports and games, including topics that span from the early development of European football and printed board games to the rise of Victorian board games, 8-bit video games, and the influence of Title IX on women’s athletics. In December 2020 Wood was awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to digitize Renaissance board games, and her previous work was been generously supported by a Fulbright, a Kress fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., and a three-year postdoc in the Michigan Society of Fellows.
Sean Roberts is a specialist in the arts of the pre-modern Mediterranean world. His research is concerned with the interactions of Europe and the Islamic lands, the cultural history of maps, and the place of printmaking in the histories of art and technology. He is the author of Printing a Mediterranean World: Florence, Constantinople and the Renaissance of Geography published by Harvard in 2013 and co-editor of Visual Cultures of Secrecy in Early Modern Europe first published in 2013 and now available from Penn State University Press. Prior to joining the University of Tennessee, Sean held the position of Associate Professor and Director of the Art History Program at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar. From 2017 to 2019 he also served as President of the Italian Art Society, an international non-profit dedicated to the study of Italian art from prehistory to the present. In 2019, he co-chaired the Hamad bin Khalifa Islamic Art Symposium and is co-editing the volume inspired by that conference The Seas and the Mobility of Islamic Art, forthcoming from Yale University Press in 2021.