Nu Steel Blog

October 8, 2014

Field Trip: Smokestack Studio at 270 Sherman

We were very fortunate to get a chance to visit Smokestack Studio this past Tuesday, where artists Laine Groeneweg and Jonathan Groeneweg create prints using both traditional and modern techniques.

Students got to participate in the creation of a mezzotint print with Laine, using a traditional printing press that Laine brought over from Italy.

270 Sherman is still under renovation, so we got a glimpse of many of the old features of the Imperial Cotton Factory, including the manual-operation elevators, and the rail lines running through the property.  We also saw some of the new artist studios being built, and were fortunate to catch the TH&B crew hard at work on their next project.

It was a perfect day for a field trip, and we all enjoyed a glimpse of the many exciting developments happening in our city.