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Drink & Draw: December 2014—Portraits and Self Portraits

December 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Annex at Spudnik Press,
1821 West Hubbard, Chicago, IL 60622 United States

Drawing a lifelike portrait requires very specific skills. Regardless of whether you possess them, join the fun and draw some faces! Drink and Draw is a low-key event devoted to drawing practices. There is no teacher and no pretensions. Spudnik provides a theme for the evening, props, and festive drink. You provide a sketchbook and basic drawing materials, and come with friends! Drawing nights take place the first Wednesday of every other month. Sign up to receive e-mail reminders  if you would like a…

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Prints from Paradise: A Holiday Shopping Getaway

December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Spudnik Press Cooperative,
1821 West Hubbard, Chicago, IL 60622 United States

Spudnik Press Cooperative, a community printshop and crossroads of enthusiastic driven artists, is hosting their third annual holiday sale. This year the theme will be Prints from Paradise: A Holiday Shopping Getaway. On Friday December 5, 2014, Prints from Paradise will be showcasing items made by over 20 artists consisting of Spudnik Press members and local Chicago artists. Goods for sale will include handmade prints, crafts, cards and more. The Spudnik studios will be transformed into a tropical oasis. There…

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January 2015
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CHASING POSADA: A Macabre Populist in the City–Artist Reception

January 17, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Annex at Spudnik Press,
1821 West Hubbard, Chicago, IL 60622 United States

19 printmakers have responded to the artwork and ideas of José Guadalupe Posada (1852 – 1913), a popular illustrator-printmaker who had a unique working relationship with the urban environment of Mexico City. Posada observed the city from the window of his street corner studio, as he produced broadsides and periodicals to be circulated in the streets. In these, Posada trafficked in a “macabre populism,” giving his audience what they wanted—disasters, freaks of nature, social scandals and scenes of fantastical and…

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