Enjoy a helping of ‘Leftovers’ at an international print exchange show

“Untitled,” multimedia print by Boise artist Theresa Burkes
“Untitled,” multimedia print by Boise artist Theresa Burkes

‘Leftovers VI’ International Print Exchange

Boise Wingtip Press founder Amy Nack was cleaning out her files six years ago and found she had loads of scraps of expensive printing paper. She decided to put them to use.

Nack started a print exchange with her community of artists that has blossomed into a benefit for the Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force, an organization that battles the roots of hunger, such as addressing food deserts and increasing access to fresh fruits and vegetables for low-income people.

“Because we’re using leftovers, it made sense to do something that helps feed people,” Nack says.

Each artist creates 14 small — no larger than 5-by-7-inch — limited edition prints. In return, they receive 12 random prints from the now 107 participating Idaho, regional and international artists.

One of the remaining prints is donated to the silent auction. This year’s happens at Ming Studios. The other becomes part of a traveling exhibit that will head to New Zealand and Wales.

“Leftovers VI”

3 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 22, Ming Studios, 420 S. 6th St., Boise. Beer, wine start at 5 p.m., entertainment at 7 p.m. Free to attend.