November 22, 2013
Our Schultzy is Doing a Kickstarter!
Our very own Mike Schultz is doing a Kickstarter called Thailand Burma Flora Fauna: A Handmade Print Series. We’re all supporting him because we love him, but we’re also doing it because we love beautiful handmade artwork. Mike wants to create a new series of linocut prints of the flora and fauna of Thailand and Burma, designed as part of a workshop with an arts and crafts studio on the Thai-Burma border.
Buying handmade prints is special on its own; however, when you buy them through this Kickstarter, you’re not only supporting the creation of an entire series, but you’re also supporting valuable workshops for apprentices at the Puzzlebox Art Studio. This keeps the studio running, providing invaluable community benefits for the apprentices that depend on the studio for daily support, training, and language skills.
Mike spent 15 months on the Thai-Burma border in 2010 and 2011, where he helped establish the Puzzlebox Art Studio. He’ll be returning there at the end of this month to work with the studio staff on this new series of designs. The Puzzlebox provides a safe space for Burmese migrant youth to work as artist apprentices learning useful skills that they would otherwise not have access to. After five months, he will be returning to Portland to create the print series.
Please help make this wonderful artwork possible by purchasing some through the Kickstarter! Thank you so much for reading.