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We Are SPPC

SPPC was founded by a group of individuals who saw a need for a community space to teach and allow people to learn, explore, and practice the print and publishing arts. 

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Thom Caraway

Letterpress Instructor

thomc@spokaneprint.org

Thom Caraway, the designer and publisher for Rock & Sling and Sage Hill Press. He has designed over 50 books and magazines, and teaches courses in editing, book design, and publishing at Whitworth University. He has been working in letterpress printing since 2016, and is a founder of Millwood Print Works. He served as Spokane's first poet laureate, from 2013-2015, and his most recent poetry collection is What the Sky Lacks (Korrektiv Press, 2019).

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Mel Antuna Hewitt

Book Arts Instructor

melh@spokaneprint.org

Mel Hewitt is a book artist working her way towards becoming proficient in all aspects of the book arts. Her skills currently lie in traditional and contemporary binding structures and finishing techniques, paper marbling, paste papers, and incorporating letter press, screen printing, and relief printing into her pieces. Mel’s work ranges from utilitarian one-of-a-kind journals to sculptural artist books. You can learn more about her and her work at melismaking.com.

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Dorian Karahalios

Book Binding Instructor, Writing Instructor

doriank@spokaneprint.org

Dorian Karahalios, writer, editor, and bookbinder. He is an alumnus of the MFA at EWU, where he received his MFA in Creative Writing and has worked with various small presses and literary magazines since 2010, including Spork Press, Willow Springs Books, Willow Springs Magazine, and Newfound. Dorian teaches bookbinding and digital publication, specializing in book design and production.

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Derek Landers

Screen Print Instructor

derekl@spokaneprint.org

Derek Landers, art director at The Great PNW and his own design agency Landers Design. A designer for over 20 years, he specializes in branding, logos, and gig posters. Having designed posters for My Morning Jacket, Wilco, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam, Derek has brought his passion for screen printing to SPPC to share his favorite medium with it's members and students.

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Reinaldo Gil Zambrano

Etching and Carving Instructor

reinaldogz@spokaneprint.org

Reinaldo Gil Zambrano is a printmaking artist and educator from Caracas Venezuela based in Spokane. RGZ specializes in relief and intaglio printmaking, exploring communal unconventional printing processes and urban space alterations. 

Reinaldo’s work have been exhibited nationally and internationally currently works as an adjunct instructor in the art department at Eastern Washington University as well as an artist member at the Saranac Art Projects and Co-founder of the Spokane Print & Publishing Center

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