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June 2016
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Drink & Draw: June 2016–Calligraphy

June 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Spudnik Press Cooperative,
1821 West Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
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Calligraphy is a centuries-old tradition that continues to thrive today. Contemporary calligraphy includes flourishing invitations, soft and simple cursive, and urban calligraphy that bridges tradition and street art. Join guest Designer and Calligrapher, Grace Calderone, as she shares her elegant approach to the written word. Experiment with the tools of the trade and try your hand at creating an alphabet with rhythm and regularity. Learn a few tricks that will elevate your penmanship from acceptable to artistic. Spudnik Press will provide plenty…

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Volunteer Open House & Mixer

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Spudnik Press Cooperative,
1821 West Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
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  The Volunteer Mixer is two events in one: a thank you party for all our amazing past volunteers, and a fun prelude for future volunteers! Our new volunteer program provides ample opportunities to support through assisting with studio innovations, organization, exhibitions and community outreach. Our volunteers support our ever-growing studio and programs, become part of our thriving community of printmakers, artists and art supporters, and (if desired) get to learn about arts administration and what happens behind the scenes at Spudnik Press Cooperative. If you love what…

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Temporal Tantrum–Opening Reception

June 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Annex at Spudnik Press,
1821 West Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
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The passage of time is a universal yet highly subjective experience that can be measured in countless ways. From time travel theory, to poaching an egg, to sleeping, all have vast temporal implications. In art, time is often addressed through the medium of film, but how does one confront it in a static medium such as printmaking? Temporal Tantrum examines the concept of time and how time is perceived. The exhibition features a print portfolio of the same name that include new artworks by…

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July 2016
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The Spudnik Picnik

July 9 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spudnik Press Cooperative,
1821 West Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
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A Perfectly Palatable Printing Party Hands-on Printmaking Tours / Community Cyanotype Portraits / Member Print Sale / Delicious Eats / Sweet Treats & Root Beer Floats / Metropolitan Beer / Dark Matter Coffee / & More Join Spudnik Press printmakers on Saturday, July 9, 12pm – 5pm at the Hubbard Street Lofts for a gathering with food, friends and art. Grab your blanket and a friend (or three) for an afternoon that combines the best of Chicago’s neighborhood festivals with a hearty…

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Finding Your Audience; Gaining Recognition

July 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Spudnik Press Cooperative,
1821 West Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
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A discussion of resources, individual drive and what it means to be a part of the emerging artist scene in Chicago. In the academic setting, the classroom acts as a vehicle for constant critical discourse. On campus galleries provide students opportunities to exhibit artwork, often in a “white cube” gallery space. Parameters are provided, as are peers to attend the reception, and professors to provide feedback. What happens when you leave the institutional bubble and continue to make artwork that…

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