Spudnik Press Fundraiser and Celebration
Saturday, Februay 26, 2011
at Spudnik Press Cooperative
1821 W Hubbard, Suite 302
7 pm – 10 pm
Cook-off winners announced at 9:30 pm
$10 for 5 tastes of Chili
Cocktails provided by Hornswaggler.
Spudnik Press invites you to attend our annual Hashbrown fundraiser. On February 26th, Spudnik Press is hosting a festive one-of-a-kind Chili Cook-off to garner funds and support for their new Space Race initiative: an epic mission to expand the boundaries of community printmaking.
The Hashbrown Chili Cook-off will feature vegetarian and meat filled chili provided by members of Chicago’s printmaking community. Representatives from One Horse Press, Screwball, The Post Family, Hummingbird Press, Rar Rar Press, Ork Posters, Spudnik Press, and Anchor Graphics, as well as Jetsah (Dan Grezca) and the student printshops at Columbia College, SAIC, and Harold Washington College will all vie for the title of chili royalty while helping support Spudnik’s efforts to expand into a new studio space. Artwork created through the Residency Program, Publishing Program, and collaborative projects will be on display. This artwork will be available for purchase, as well as the introduction of our brand new subscription program. The first 50 guests will receive a complimentary print.
Through unveiling Space Race, Spudnik hopes to spark unprecedented support for community arts and democratic printmaking. Evolving into a larger space will allow Spudnik to launch two new printing processes: letterpress and offset printing. The cook-off will be held in the future home of Spudnik Press, and attendees will be among the first to see the new equipment and the private studios that will be available in the spring.
Space Race will encompass a variety of projects and events that will all contribute to an ultimate goal of expanding to a larger studio in April 2011.