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January 2018

Chicago: A Cross-Town Exchange | Opening Reception & Artist Talk

January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Throughout Chicago’s history, printmakers played an active role in the community as publishers and distributors. Local papers were printed and distributed as early as 1833. With easy access to freight lines, numerous plants, and a growing workforce, Chicago rose to become a printing giant during the late 19th Century. At a time ruled by commercial printing, many printers and publishers relocated south of the Loop into Printers Row, also known as Printing House Row, allowing them to expand into larger…

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Ink & Drink Art Party for Our Giving Circle

January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Invite Only

Private Event for members of our Giving Circle Open Bar | Appetizers | Meet our Artists | Make a Print! As a celebration of our supportive community and a thank you to our generous donors who joined our Giving Circle by contributing $250+ throughout 2017, we are throwing an art party! Come by the studio for drinks, appetizers, and hands-on printmaking projects. Guests will be invited to check out a variety of project throughout the studio and experience the allure of printmaking first…

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February 2018

Drink & Draw February 2018: Portraits for Your Valentine with Grace Makuch

February 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Spudnik Press Cooperative, 1821 West Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
10 Suggested

Are you tired of the way Valentine’s Day sugarcoats our relationships? Sometimes our relationships (and life in general) can be a bit barbaric, awkward, unassuming, or crude. Our portrait-themed Drink & Draw embraces drawing as a way to capture a simple, honest, authentic, whimsical, and unfiltered impression of those we love. Grab a photo of a person or creature you really really really like (a crush, a lover, a life partner, a furry friend, your childhood hermit crab, a personal…

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Winter 2018 Member Meeting

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for our first Member Meeting of the year and we'll give you $500! Well, sort of... The members who attend our inaugural 2018 meeting will have the privilege of choosing how we should invest $500 in studio improvements. Last year our members picked out a new paper soaking tray, a book cradle, and a thermal binder. Exciting, right? In addition to getting to contribute to the planning of our 2018 Equipment Fund, staff will share insider information on a new…

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The Hashbrown Show Down: Spudnik’s Rootin Tootin’ Fair & Chili Cook-Off

February 24 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Spudnik Press Cooperative, 1821 West Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
20 General Admission

All-You-Can-Eat Chili & Tamales | Guest Juror Won Kim | Audience Choice Awards | Wild West Printmaking Games | Honky Tonk & Bluegrass by DJ Lawrence Peters Spudnik Press is pleased to announce its eighth annual Hashbrown Chili Cook Off — The Hashbrown Showdown: Spudnik’s Rootin’ Tootin’ Fair and Chili Cook Off! This year, we’re (fund)raisin’ hell with some of the wildest outlaws in Chicago’s art community and we reckon it’ll be more fun than shootin’ cans off a fence. Lord…

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March 2018

Roots | Opening Reception & Artist Talk

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

Please join us for the opening reception of Roots, a solo exhibition featuring new work by artist Yasaman Moussavi. The visual content of the Moussavi’s work for this exhibition is personal and intimate, consisting of etchings that depict creatures entangled in a natural space. As she explores the ties between individual and environment, she begins to unearth emotions, associations, and memories that one attaches to physical spaces to discover the abiding bond between nature and us. For Moussavi, etching is…

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April 2018

Entre Rios y Montañas | Opening Reception & Artist Talk

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Annex at Spudnik Press, 1821 West Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
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FREE

Please join us for the opening reception of Entre Rios y Montañas (Between Rivers and Mountains), a solo exhibition featuring new work by Chicago-based artist Jonathan Herrera. The work featured in Entre Rios y Montañas stems from Herrera’s deep interest and continued investigation of the relationships between collective memory and historical instances of state-sponsored violence and trauma inflicted on politicized bodies. Often the victims of these crimes, or rather their bodies that disappear, leave behind stories not in words but in gesture. Trails of…

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