Hi and welcome to the brand new blog website of Chicago Printmakers Collaborative! We are proud to present this site and our new facebook page to our fellow artists and friends. Here at the blog we will be regularly posting the most recent news of CPC, keeping you guys updated on shows and events and what we're doing at the shop!
So the first set of news is our new show that's up: Twenty Summers. We have pieces up in honor of the twenty years that CPC has been around. Come check out hand-selected works by Alan Lerner, John Himmelfarb, Yuji Hiratsuka, Miles Votek, and many more.
And.. the Twenty Summers show is currently featuring the Dream Threads Project! This project showcases all the postcards that have been collected from people all over. Interns Maria Sanchez and Jennifer Yung have set up the new window display with branches that provide a wonderful structure for the postcards. Also extending from the window display is a string of even more postcards, involving the dream thread idea quite literally!
Along the side, our director Deborah Maris Lader has set up larger prints of the Dream Threads with the reoccurring theme of the thread. Great designs by the Dream Threads artists are displayed in all these drawings and are definitely worth taking a look at.
In other news, Maria has revamped our letterpress and Jennifer has been working on new signage for the shop. Several of our artists are also going to have work featured in the coming shows "Collaborative" at the Fermilab Art Gallery and "Incised, Bitten and Gouged" at the Ukrainian Museum of Modern Art. Find out more information about these shows below!
"Incised, Bitten and Gouged: Anchor Graphics and the
Chicago Printmakers Collaborative 20 Years of Printmaking"
Ukrainian Museum of Modern Art
July 30-September 12, 2010
Opening Reception July 30, 6-9pm
2320 West Chicago Avenue
Fermilab Art Gallery, Wilson Hall
July 24 - September 7, 2010
Opening Reception July 24, 5-7pm
Batavia, IL, about 45 miles West from Chicago
Featuring the work of 8 CPC members:
Followed by a special performance by Sons Of The Never Wrong in Ramsey Auditorium at 8pm (also in Wilson Hall). Tickets for the performance are $15, the art opening is free!
Come for this amazing night of art and music!!