Two students inking a template at the Kansas City Art Institute Road Roller event in Kansas City

Lead Bank to Host 11th Annual Road Roller Printmaking Event

March 19, 2018

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20 Students from Kansas City Art Institute Printmaking Department to create giant prints

KANSAS CITY, MO (March 2018) Lead Bank is pleased to host the Kansas City Art Institute’s Printmaking Department on Friday, March 23rd for the 11th Annual Road Roller art event. 20 students from the KCAI Printmaking Department and their special guest artists, Blake and Hannah Sanders, will create giant prints with the help of an industrial sized road roller.

The process requires lots of hands-on work drawing, carving, and inking the plates, setting up the prints, and working with the road roller to eventually “roll over” all of the art. The public is encouraged to stop by between 10:00am-2:00pm in the Lead Bank parking lot located at 1801 Main Street. Burgers and brats will be served from 11:30am-1:00pm. You can view a video from a previous year here.

“Lead Bank is proud to be involved in such a cool and creative event,” said Josh Rowland," CEO of Lead Bank. “We’re excited to host this event again and to be a part of the process as we share this art with our community neighbors, providing them a cultural piece for reflection and enjoyment,” Josh added.

Steamroller engraving is an experience that is not often available for public viewing. The process requires a steamroller, a heavy construction vehicle normally used for leveling surfaces, to be used as the pressure point to transfer the ink from a matrix onto a fabric or paper, creating a printed design. KCAI students from the printmaking department will be performing the steamroller engraving process, and the end result will be displayed in the Lead Bank parking lot throughout the day. Lead Bank will be hosting a First Fridays celebration in the future where the public is encouraged to come see the printmaking installation.

"We're enjoying a wonderful partnership with Lead Bank who is challenging our students with creative projects through our Sponsored Studio program. It's been monumentally beneficial for the students and makes a genuine impact in the Crossroads art community," said Randy Williams, Senior Director of Corporate Programs.

About Lead Bank

For 90 years, Lead Bank has remained a strong independent commercial bank dedicated to delivering smart financial solutions for business owners, managers and their families and communities. With locations in Garden City, Lee’s Summit and now the Kansas City Crossroads, Lead Bank continues to provide treasury management, lending services, and personal client products. The new flagship location in Kansas City’s dynamic KC Crossroads District introduces clients to a new “era of banking.” For additional information, call (816) 220.8600 or visit http://www.lead.bank/

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