Artist Michael Tabie of Two Arms Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y., will present a free lecture and offer a “Pop-Up Studio” on printmaking during a two-day residency presented by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Art and Art History.
Two Arms Inc. was founded by Mike Tabie and Karen Goheen in 2009. The two work together on design and illustration and to create brands and collaterals including posters, prints, apparel and more. Their clients include Bath & Body Works, Condé Nast, Jack Daniel’s, Jameson Irish Whiskey, ESPN, Fonts.com, Evian, Rachael Ray, Dave Matthews Band, Time Out New York, and Fortune and Maxim magazines.
Tabie graduated from the University of Florida with a BFA degree in graphic design and a minor in printmaking. Tabie has a strong passion for illustration and hand-lettering.
He will speak about his studio and work process at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, in the UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, Room 240, 1221 10th Ave. South. Admission is free and open to the public. This lecture is sponsored by the John S. Jemison Fund and the UAB Department of Art and Art History.
On Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14-15, the Department of Art and Art History will present Tabie in the first of the department’s “Pop-Up Studio” events. The public is invited to join Tabie in the printing of a commissioned silkscreen about Birmingham. Participants will actively participate in the printing process. Admission is free. The Pop-Up Studio will be open from 12-4:30 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, in the AEIVA, Room 250, 1221 10th Ave. South. Stop by, check out the progress and pull a print.
Extensions of the UAB Department of Art and Art History, pop-up studios are temporary, interactive art studios with a mission to broaden community awareness and access to the arts. The pop-up studio is an opportunity for students and the community to see significant, practicing artists at work in their chosen medium. The studios provide visitors an opportunity to work with visiting artists, faculty and students, who will conduct demonstrations and allow participants to explore their own creativity through make-and-take art activities, artwork for purchase, and more formal classes.