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By : Hope Howard

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Hope (She/They) is a multidisciplinary printmaker in Waltham MA specializing in relief printing, silkscreen, and letterpress. She enjoys making work that elicits feelings of nostalgia, excitement, and badassery by using familiar graphics, such as tattoo imagery, with bold color schemes, challenging the narrative that hard and soft are mutually exclusive. Her art practice has been a tool for their own emotional healing, personal growth, and to deepen her spirituality. When people see Hope’s art she often hears comments such as “this is healing my inner teenager!” Hope also teaches introductory printmaking classes at Cambridge Center for Adult Education, as well as Arlington Community Education. This summer she’ll be teaching an eight week screen printing course, as well as one-day workshops for upcycling clothes with home made screen prints, and block printing for fabric. You can see more of her work on Instagram @hope.hypesquad or on the website

Originally published in-print in Boston Compass Newspaper #169 May 2024


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