Silver Steamroller Street Printing
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Large-scale hand carved artists blocks will be inked and steamrolled on Bullard Street. Once inked, a 3,000-pound Silver Steamroller (think steamroller without the steam) will roll over the blocks to create large artist prints.
Fred Barazza - 2016 Featured SteamRoller Artist
Manuel Fred Barraza was born in 1955 in Silver City. New Mexico and grew up outside of Silver City in the small communities of Fort Bayard and Santa Clara. Growing up in the foothills of the Gila National Forest has given Barraza a bonanza of subjects to paint, draw and sculpt. He works in a multitude of art forms and media including printmaking, painting, illustrating and sculpture.
Barraza has created book covers and illustrations for over a dozen books by writer Dutch Salmon and has illustrated the bilingual book "The Cactus Wren and the Cholla" by Valerie Garcia. He has designed numerous posters for special Silver City events, the United States Forest Service and New Mexico Libraries. Barraza's art work has been shown throughout New Mexico in various shows and galleries.