Art students take summer by storm

May 28, 2009 | General News

Three Louisiana Tech students studying in the School of Art are traveling the United States this summer with internships.

Lyndey Clayborn, a senior studio art major from Ruston, will head to Nashville this summer, as she was awarded a six-week internship at Hatch Show Print. Hatch is an internationally-known letterpress studio best known for the concert posters and album covers it designs and prints using traditional handset type.

Frank Hamrick, an assistant professor in the School of Art, visited Hatch in 2006 and said Clayborn learned about the internship during one of his courses.

“There’s a small store in the front of the building that sells letterpress prints and postcards,” Hamrick said. “A countertop separates the store from Hatch’s production area where all the printing presses are. I remember wanting to be on the other side of that counter. I wanted to be a producer instead of a consumer. The next summer I spent three weeks on the other side of that counter designing and printing concert posters. It was a great experience, and I am proud that Lyndey will have the same opportunity this summer.”

Also, photography students Andy Bloxham and Ryan Ball have been invited back for a second summer at the Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, Maine. Bloxham, of Eros, who graduated in May with his master’s degree, will manage the Digital Service Bureau, which handles the digital printing for digital couses at the Maine Media Workshops. Ball, a senior photography major from Baton Rouge, will work as a technician working with Bloxham and performing post-production services on the images as they come through the bureau.

Written by Judith Roberts