Michigan Renaissance Festival
Meet Bill. Located in Holly Michigan, (about twenty minutes south of Flint Michigan), Bill comes from a talented family. His father was an engineer and sculptor while his mother was a stockbroker, a pianist and composer, and his brother is a retired journeyman model maker and an inventor with several patents in his name. An eagle scout and a retired engineer himself, Bill used to play the flute, has done everything in Community Theater including directing, and has studied lithography (with Emil Weddige), woodcut (with Akira Kurosaki) and etching (at Crown Point Press). He currently teaches printmaking at the Flint Institute of Arts in Flint.
Bill Stolpin has been making prints since he was a kid. In junior high school, he was making linoleum block Christmas cards. The year he made a card with 7 blocks, and fifteen colors, he decided to take advantage of his printmaking skills.
In addition to his own prints, Bill began printing with the late James Anthony in 1980. Quickly joined by Stefan Davidek and Carole Brender, the four printmakers soon became known as DAS PRINT Co. As a well known group in the Flint area, they have printed together ever since. They have had group shows throughout mid-Michigan, including a twenty-five year retrospective show at Alma College in Alma Michigan. His website is here: http://www.stolpinart.com/