Last Wednesday and Thursday, The Amazing Hancock Brothers came by Emporia State University to lecture and do some engraving. Charles and John Hancock (Professor at University of Mary Hardin – Baylor) are collaborative artists out of central Texas that work in printmaking, mixed media and performance. They produce surreal imagery with themes of racial issues, violence, Texas, sex, and political/social commentary. While their work deals with intense ideas, their delivery of the message is done with humor. While they were here, they visited classes and tried their hands at the pneumatic engraving tools (John is on the right, Charles on the left).
John came to Emporia a year before for a one week residency at Glendo and produced these prints.
They also visited ESU’s glass department, where Professor Roberta Eichenberg (pictured in the middle below) and senior glass forming student William Haynes bestowed upon them glass gifts.
A grand time was had by all and I would recommend checking out a their lectures if you get a chance. Thanks again for coming to visit us, Amazing Hancock Brothers!