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Poetry and Prints #4

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Poetry and Prints: #4

Saturday, April 18, 2009
8p.m.

Spudnik Press
1821 W Hubbard, Suite 308
Chicago, IL 60622
spudnikpress.com

house press and spudnik press team up to bring you a fourth well-rounded and multi-disciplinary evening of poetry, visual art, and music, not to mention a cheap door ($3 donation), booze and snacks, and a table full of fresh small press books, mags, and other miscellany. this april 18th, the following co-conspirators will be joining us:

daniel borzutzky, chicago-based writer and translator, author of the ecstacy or capitulation from blazeVOX [books], 2007 (www.blazevox.org/bk-db.htm;
www.danielborzutzky.com)

melissa severin
, chicago-based writer and managing editor of switchback books; author of brute fact from dancing girl press, 2008 (www.switchbackbooks.com;
www.dancinggirlpress.com/brutefact.html)

michael carr, cambridge, ma.-based writer and editor of editions louis wain and co-editor with dorothea lasky of katalanche press (editionslouiswain.com;
katalanchepress.blogspot.com); co-author of necco face, from editions louis wain, 2009

gustave morin, toronto-based visual artist; author of the much-slept-on a penny dreadful from insomniac press, 2003 (epc.buffalo.edu/authors/morin/;
www.mnsi.net/~common/editions_penny/dread.html)

music, dj josh brown spinning records

Dutes Miller and Stan Shellabarger Prints created during their Residency at Spudnik are on display at Spudnik Press througgh May 7, 2009

Miller and Shellabarger

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MILLER AND SHELLABARGER

Prints created during their Residency at Spudnik Press, Fall 2008
April 11 – May 7, 2009

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 11th, 6-10PM

Gallery Hours: Mon & Thursday 6:30-11pm, or by appointment.

Drink and Draw: Costume Model

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Drink and Draw

Theme: Costume Model

“Dress Up + Beer!!!!”

Wednesday April 1, 2009
7:00-9:30pm
Pabst Blue Ribbon provided (or BYOB)
Suggested Donation: $8 (‘cuz the model needs paid)

@ Spudnik Press
1821 W Hubbard, Suite 308
Chicago, IL 60622

The first Monday of the month happens to fall on April Fool’s Day, so we thought FUN would be a good thing to have with the theme. We have contacted Fanny Tastic to provide us with some fun, slightly sexy, poses in a few themed outfits for attendees to capture with charcoal, ink, or what have you.

Drink and Draw is our monthly night devoted to drawing practices. There’s no teacher and no pretensions. We provide a theme for the evening and plenty of PBR. Attendees provide a sketchbook and drawing utensils. Please come, and bring your friends while your at it.

In Conjunction with….

Next week is the Southern Graphics Council Conference hosted by Anchor Graphics and Columbia College. So if you like printmaking, you will most likely be going crazy trying to decide what to attend. May we offer a few suggestions?

1. We will be hosting a reception for our recent exchange:

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Tender Twenties Print Exchange
Spudnik Press

Closing Reception
1821 W Hubbard, Suite 308
Saturday, March 28, 6-9pm

2. We will be sharing the evening with our friends,The Post Family:

Launch of Margin Detail
The Family Room

1821 W Hubbard, Suite 202
Saturday, March 28, 6-10pm

3. See interactive posters will amaze and inspire (including work by Angee Lennard & Karin Patzke!):

Without You I am Nothing: Cultural Democracy from Providence and Chicago
The Green Lantern

1511 N Milwaukee Ave, 2nd Floor
Friday, March 27, 7 – 10pm

4. And just across the street there will be a show with MANY other awesome poster designers:

Boombox
Heaven Gallery

1550 N Milwaukee Ave, 2nd floor
Friday, March 27, 7-10pm

5. Also in the area is Lloyd Dobler Gallery with work from many friends from SAIC:


Case-By-Case Basis

Lloyd Dobler Gallery

1545 W Division, 2nd Floor
Friday March 27, 9-11pm

6. Angee Lennard will have work in a show at Marwen:

Surface Matter / Printed Matter
Marwen

833 N Orleans
Friday, March 27, 5 – 7pm

7. Additionaly, Angee Lennard, Laura Mariposa, and Sanya Glisic will represent Spudnik in a show featuring Chicago printers:

Global Implications
Morpho Gallery

Saturday, March 28, 12 – 9pm
5216 N Damen Ave

And HERE is the full list of ALL the exhibitions. I will personally give huge props to anyone who attends all of the printmaking themed exhibitions next weekend!

March Drink and Draw is almost here!

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Whoa time flies! I almost forgot to get the word out about our next Drink and Draw, slated for Wednesday, March 4, 2009.

Drink and Draw

Theme: Surrealist Games

Wednesday March 4, 2009

7:00-9:30pm
Pabst Blue Ribbon provided (or BYOB)
Suggested Donation: $5

@ Spudnik Press

1821 W Hubbard, Suite 308
Chicago, IL 60622

Our most interactive theme yet, it is sure to please. We will facilitate group and solo drawings based on games created by Brenton, Duchamp, Aragon, and other Surrealist and Dada artists.

Drink and Draw is our monthly night devoted to drawing practices. There’s no teacher and no pretensions. We provide a theme for the evening and plenty of PBR. Attendees provide a sketchbook and drawing utensils. Please come, and bring your friends while your at it.

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Proud to Announce: Nudd and OnSmith

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We are proud to announce our Spring 2009 Resident Artists: Paul Nudd and Onsmith! They will have full use of the studio from March 1 through June 1. We can’t wait to see what they create!

Nudd and Onsmith each have developed individual styles of illustration that are engaging in their own right. When the two join forces, a dialog is created between the opposing styles and imagery, and the art takes a turn towards the witty, surprising, and refreshing. It is clear that the two artists are being pushed an pulled in ways that can only strengthen their own artistic abilities.

Paul Nudd was born in Harpenden, England in 1976. He graduated in 2001 with an MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Recent exhibitions include Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, Western Exhibitions, Chicago and the Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago.

Onsmith is a cartoonist and illustrator living in Chicago. His comics, prints, and illustrations have appeared in The Chicago Reader, The Portland Mercury, The Common Review, Oxford American Magazine, Hotwire Comics (Fantagraphics Books), Vice Magazine, Graphics Classics, both volumes of Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons & True Stories, and may also be viewed at http://www.onsmithcomics.blogspot.com He most recently began showing his art in galleries as well as curating a show of comics.

Drink and Draw #3: The Figure and the PBR

    Drink and Draw #3

    Wednesday February 4, 2009
    7:00-9:30pm
    Features: The Figure (Model will be present)
    All you can drink Pabst Blue Ribbon
    Suggested Donation: $8

    Drink and Draw, our monthly night devoted to drawing practices, is once again around the corner. There’s no teacher and no pretension. We provide the model and some beverages. Attendees provide a sketchbook and drawing utensils. This will be the first time we will have a model. He or she will be fully clothed. We are asking for a slightly larger donation to offset this cost. Please come, and bring your friends while your at it.

Drink and Draw #2: Red Wine, maybe a little cheese, and an emphasis on contour drawing

DRINK AND DRAW!
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
7:00-9:30pm
Featured Drink: Red Wine

@Spudnik Press
1821 W Hubbard, Suite 308
Chicago, IL 60622

Last week we experienced the first Drink and Draw at Spudnik. It was a huge success with over 20 people in attendance. The phrase “It feels so great to draw again.” was overheard many times, and we decided to continue the series, which will meet the first Wednesday of every month (save for holidays), and feature a different beverage. We will also rotate the emphasis of the evening’s drawing session, highlighting themes such as gestural drawing, cartoons and comics, self-portraiture, and life drawing. There’s no teacher, and there’s no pretension.

January’s Drink and Draw will focus on Red Wine and contour drawing. We will provide some pencils, charcoal, and a still life, and (this time around), a variety of Red Wines. You bring a sketchbook and enjoy drawing in the company of others.

$5 suggested donation.

The Inaugural “Drink and Draw”

DRINK AND DRAW!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008 7:00-9:30pm Featured Drink: Hot Cider (Alcohol Optional)

@Spudnik Press 1821 W Hubbard, Suite 308 Chicago, IL 60622 I’m sure we aren’t the first to use this title, and we won’t be the last, but it is just so damn catchy! Let’s keep it simple: We provide some pencils, charcoal, and a still life, and (this time around), HOT APPLE CIDER. You bring a sketchbook and enjoy drawing in the company of others. $5 suggested donation.

Poetry and Prints #3: 3 poets, 2 musician, and a printmaker…

POETRY AND PRINTS #3

“3 Poets, 2 Musician, and 1 Printmaker…”
Saturday, Nov. 15th
8pm
FREE; Poetry collections & broadsides will be available to help support the artists.

Poetry and Prints is an ongoing collaboration between Spudnik Press and House Press. It is a series of approachable, unpretentious, and progressive poetry readings combined with visual art and live music in a way that cultivates interesting and meaningful interactions among artists working in different disciplines, and our community.

Hot Whiskey Press was a contributor in the past, bu recently relocated to Prague.

Poets:
Melissa Severin, Chicago, IL
Roberto Harrison, Milwaukee, WI
Aaron Lowinger, Buffalo, NY

Music:
The Scott Tuma dn Mike Weis Duo

Prints:
“Not Recent Work”, by Angee Lennard, Director of Spudnik Press. Angee will be going to go out on a limb and showing her own work. She’ll be putting together an installation of older projects as a stepping stone to creating some new work.

Tender Twenties Print Exchange

Tender Twenties Flyer

Details:

Theme: Tender Twenties
Edition Size: 21 (20 participants, plus 1 set for Exhibitions)
Image size: artist’s choice
Paper size: 15” x 22”
Medium: Any hand or press pulled printmaking process. NO DIGITAL PRINTS OR GICLEES.
Other:Must be in your tender twenties (20-29 years of age)…

Ship prints to:
Laura Williams
1973 117th Ave
Dresser, WI 54009

Delivery information: Enclose all 21 prints, a self-addressed mailing label, and sufficient return postage. If you do not know the exact amount of return postage, please send more than you think will be required.
Please deliver your prints in a package that can easily be reused for shipping the collated prints back to you.

Coordinators: Angee Lennard & Laura Mariposa

Contacts: Laura Mariposa (lauramariposawilliams @ gmail.com )
Angee Lennard (angee @ spudnikpress.com or 773-715-1473)

To Register: E-mail lauramariposawilliams @ gmail.com with your name, address, phone number, & website or blog. Registration closes when wait list is full.

Participants:

1. Lenora Ditzler
2. Georgeanne Louise Krampien
3. Angee Lennard
4. Laura Mariposa
5. Brianne Farley
6. Sarazen Haile
7. Caroline Carlsmith
8. Alicia Corman
9. Julia Vodrey Hendrickson
10. Kinsey Brady
11. Andy Schmidt
12. Megan Klawitter
13. Scott Campana
14. Rachel Pollak
15. Ryan O’Hean
16. Jessica Taylor
17. Julie Boehmer
18. Sarah Pargulski
19. Chelsea Ann Goodwin
20. Brianna Edwards

Waitlist:
1. Andrew Stuart Blair
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Spudnik Press and The Post Family throw a Party

The results are in: Our housewarming party was a success. October 18th, many many friends dropped in, and we made some new friends too. We couldn’t be more pleased. I took a leap of faith that if I moved Spudnik into a space that could accommodate more printers, more printers would want to use Spudnik, and it all seems to be working out…

A sincere thanks to everyone who has helped along the way…

Thanks also to the Post Family, who both let us take over their old space, and who helped us work out some of the kinks in our new space. Their new digs are incredible… As is their art… Take a look here!