Saturday, July 24, 2010

Three Far Out Years

Chicago's Spudnik Press is celebrating three years of offering space and classes for screenprinting by local artists.  They also have an artist-in-residence program that's resulted in some great work produced.  I really enjoyed this print that Jeremy Tinder designed...
and is still available here.

There's an open house going on today until 4 pm and a silent art auction fundraiser being held at Wicker Park's Happy Dog Gallery tonight.  Info from their site...

Spudnik Press invites you to attend our Open House and Fundraiser. Spudnik Press Cooperative is hosting a full day of festivities in recognition of three far out years of community print making.

During Open House Spudnik members will be providing free demonstrations. Visitors will be able to make their own greeting card or a patch with materials provided by the studio, and are encouraged to bring any addition materials to print on. Anyone interested in learning more about the studio is encouraged to come by, see our collection of prints, ask questions, and basque in the energy of community art making

In the evening, festivities will move to Happy Dog Gallery. Jazz ensemble New Now Know How will perform. The event is free, but all guests who contribute $10 will receive a complimentary print. $25 donations will receive a block printed T-shirt made on site. All contributions will support Spudnik’s artist residency program, open studio sessions, free workshops, and new equipment. In addition to the auction, we will be releasing Lilli Carré newest artist book created through our residency program.
Featured Artists:

Sanya Glisic, Rachel Niffenegger, Paul Nudd, Jeremy Tinder, Sonnenzimmer, Ellen Gradman, Sue Coe, Michael Miller, Andrew Blair, Cynthia King, Jeremy Lundquist, Wrik Repasky, Dutes Miller, Alex Chitty, Kathryn Rodrigues, Kim Heiney, Minna Sora, Angee Lennard, Jessica Taylor, Laura Szumowski, Liz Born, Brian Hoffmeister, Stano Grezdo, Pablo Phillipps, Erick Jurado, Dan Falco, Stacey Colangelo, Julia Hendrickson, Mischa Kegan, Daniel Mellis, Justin Santora, Jay Ryan (The Bird Machine), Tom Wilder, Matt Nichols, Hilesh Patel, and Fred Stone & Chris Flynn (donated by Anchor Graphics, a program of the Art & Design Department at Columbia College Chicago).

Spudnik Press:  Three Far Out Years
Silent Art Auction at Happy Dog Gallery
1542 N Milwaukee Ave, 2nd floor
Chicago, IL

Saturday, July 24, 2010
6 pm to midnight
Silent art auction ends at 10 pm.

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