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June 2017
Free

Crossing of the Fellows: Pop-Up Exhibition & Artist Talks

June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Spudnik Press Fellowship Program provides emerging artists unfettered access to our studios for seven months. The twice-annual Crossing of the Fellows event brings together our graduating class of fellows and our incoming cohort to present their artwork and discuss their projects. Many know the Fellows through their role as Open Studio Studio Monitors. This is an opportunity to celebrate the leadership they bring to Spudnik, welcome new fellows, but most importantly to view artwork by each fellow and learn…

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Crossing of the Fellows: Private Reception

June 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Spudnik Press donors are invited to join the Board of Directors for a special cocktail reception celebrating seven emerging artists supported by our 2017 Fellowship Program. This meet-and-greet event will provide guests with a behind the scenes look at the production of prints at Spudnik Press through a pop-up group exhibition with work by each incoming and outgoing fellow, brief artist talks, and works-in-progress highlighting processes used by the artists. RSVP by May 31 to angee@spudnikpress.org 

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The Birthday Bash Printing Dash

June 3 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Celebrating 10 Years of Community Printmaking Printmaking Competitions / Games & Prizes / Hands-on Studio Tours / Member Art Sale / Food & Refreshments / & More If anyone knows how to party it’s us nerdy printmakers! No seriously, we turn ten this year and are letting our hair down. We’re throwing a party so big it takes over the entire Hubbard Street Lofts and spills out into the parking lot. We’re proud to have accomplished so much and want…

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Drink & Draw June: Comics Jam & Cake

June 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Spudnik Press Cooperative, 1821 West Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
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Our June Drink & Draw is extra special as we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Spudnik Press Cooperative. Join us for a double serving of CAKE: First of all, CAKE (The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo) is right around the corner. Gear up by creating your own CAKE-worthy comics at this month’s Drink & Draw. Comix artist and illustrator Chloë Perkis will be your guide to sequential arts by leading an evening of collaborative comic making via a good old-fashioned Comics…

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Publishing Prints: Artist in Dialog

June 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Spudnik Press Cooperative, 1821 West Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
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Printers have a long history of collaborating with artists, often new to making print. Why are printers so excited to get artists working in other mediums, often very disparate from flat ink on paper, to publish prints? What do artists get from the experience? Meet artists Kelly Kaczynski and Jeroen Nelemans in conversation with artist and printer, Stan Shellabarger. Shellabarger has been working side-by-side with artists at Spudnik Press to produce new bodies of print-based art work. The discussion will be moderated…

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Where we have been, before we go: Opening Reception & Gallery Talk

June 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Curator: Jennifer Scheuer   Featured Artists: Anne Beidler, John Bergmeier, Ed Bernstein, Kaitlyn Collyer, Benjy Davies, Pamela Drix, Fred Hagstrom, Raluca Iancu, Eleanor Jensen, Kathryn Maxwell, Katherine Miller, Greg Page, Minna Resnick, Mary Robinson, Nick Ruth, Carrie Scanga, Jennifer Scheuer, Hannah Skoonberg, Taro Takizawa, Ruth Weisberg Where we have been, before we go features twenty prints that investigate the art making process as a progressive and ever-evolving exercise. Twenty artists were each asked to produce new work in the form of a…

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Pop-Up Print Sale @ Galerie F

June 17 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Galerie F, 2415 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647 United States
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Our members are mounting a one-day print sale and BBQ at this Logan Square haven for print collectors. The event is free, but bring $ for art, burgers and brats. Located in Chicago’s historic Logan Square neighborhood,Galerie F specializes in silkscreen gig posters, art prints and street art. In their own words, "We seek to contextualize printmaking and street art in the contemporary art scene, while promoting local and international artists. Our community and our city are essential to our mission.…

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$15

Spudnik Member Birthday Party & Celebration at Revolution Taproom

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Revolution Brewery Taproom, 3340 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60618 United States
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Hosted by the Spudnik Equipment Fund Committee Join us for some good ol’ classic Birthday Party fun celebrating 10 years of Spudnik and you, our wonderful Members! This year's Member Birthday Party will be held at Revolution Brewing's beautiful taproom in Avondale. Event Details: $15 suggested donation at the door for entry, pizza, snacks, cake and one raffle ticket Cash/Credit Bar - Check out the rotating tap list and pick your poison! Additional raffle tickets $5 each Raffle Prizes to include…

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August 2017
$10

Drink & Draw August : Pen & Ink with Guest Artist Andrew Ghrist

August 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Spudnik Press Cooperative, 1821 West Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
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$10 Suggested Donation; No RSVP Required.   From William Shakespeare to Rembrandt, countless artists of every discipline have used the simple dip-pen to create art that changed the world. We aren’t asking you to do that. We’re just asking you to come down and have some fun working with one of the most ubiquitous tools in the illustrator’s tool kit, and see what you can create. Join guest artist Andrew Ghrist and practice drawing with a pen & nib, crosshatching,…

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October 2017

Print Factory Art Party: 10th Anniversary Benefit for Spudnik Press Cooperative

October 7 @ 6:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Low Res, 1821 W Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
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Saturday, October 7, 2017 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. 9:30 p.m. After Party Low Res 1821 W Hubbard Chicago, IL 60622 Featuring artwork by Alberto Aguilar, Claire Ashley, Dan Devening, Edie Fake, Judith Geichman, David Leggett, Jason Pickleman, and more. Spudnik Press Cooperative is turning ten, and since day one, our studio has been humming with activity. By lowering the barriers for artists to produce their work, Spudnik has been able to support over 2800 Chicago artists and makers since 2007. Print Factory…

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