Connection & Communication Postcard - Heather Huston
This postcard by August Klintberg was created as part of our inaugural Student-Led Initiative, entitled Connection & Communication Postcard Project
Heather Huston is an artist and instructor at AUArts living in Calgary, Alberta. She received her MFA from the University of Alberta in 2006. Heather has shown nationally and internationally; recent exhibitions include the International Printmaking Biennial of Douro, and Printed in Canada (a curated exhibition of Canadian printmakers in Taiwan). Her work is in the collection of several major institutions including the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University. Her work is based on the everyday, trying to find interesting structures in cookie-cutter neighbourhoods, and the body’s resilience/failure in the face of illness.
About this Postcard Project
This project features AUArts student work along side the work of faculty and staff in a set of letterpress printed postcards under the theme of connection and communication, with the intention of building community during the pandemic.
4 student designs and 4 faculty/staff designs were selected to produce a total of 1000 letterpress printed postcards (125 of each design) using A/P's Vandercook SP15 Proofing Press.
This inaugural Student-Led Initiative was developed and coordinated by Sam Rollo together and James Boychuk-Hunter in association with Galerie Gaulin. Grant funding to support artist fees and materials was generously provided by the Student's Association (AUART-SA).
Each postcard is available for sale to generated funding toward future Student-Led Initiatives between AUArts and A/P to pay for artist fees and materials. 100% of proceeds from postcard purchases will go toward this purpose.
About A/P's Annual Student-Led Initiative:
These projects support and celebrate students while fostering their connections with A/P as a community resource to further their printmaking practice during and beyond their degree program.