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November 2021

Drink & Draw [Virtual]: Collage Activation

November 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Suggested Donation $15

This November, Drink & Draw dives into collage. Alongside our guest artists, attendees will explore various collage techniques using hand-drawn elements, found material, and magazines. Guest Artist: Kelly Boner For this Drink & Draw collage event, we will be working with found imagery. Inspired by Pop Art and photomontage practices, our guest Kelly Boner seeks to decontextualize from its original source. To reactivate her imagery, Kelly either asks a series of questions or sets rules for herself like choosing a…

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December 2021

Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL]: Mail Art

December 1, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Suggested:15

We hope to see you at our last Drink & Draw event of the year! Guest Artist: Anna Mielniczuk Taking inspiration from surrealist party games, this week’s Drink & Draw event will guide us through a series of creative prompts and exercises in order to send a memory to a friend with a handmade postcard.  Our guest artist, Anna Mielniczuk, will combine free writing and free drawing activities inspired by the sights, sounds, and smells of the warm summer months,…

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Hubbard Street Lofts 3rd Floor Market

December 4, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

This Saturday, stop by Spudnik Press to shop local from a selection of the many artists who work out of the Spudnik Press studios: Alex Belardo Kostiw Cam Collins Alex Fox Ally Hembree Sad Sack Press | Dan Manion Yu Wei Plus, visit and support our creative neighbors within the Hubbard Street Lofts: Candice C Cusic Photography Fulton Street Collective It's Oksana Platform Studios Chicago *Proof of vaccination is required to enter some of the participating venues.* Everyone’s safety is…

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Teaching Artist Cohort Program: Virtual Information Session

December 7, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

The Spudnik Press Cooperative Teaching Artist Cohort is a brand new approach to how Spudnik Press fosters teaching and learning. The Teaching Artist Cohort provides a consistent foundation for classes and workshops, ensuring impactful educational opportunities for our community. Plus, through offering reliable arts-related income and professional experience to working artists, this program offers comprehensive support to printmakers interested in Arts Education. We invite anyone interested in this opportunity to join this informational session. Our virtual information session will review: Program eligibility…

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February 2022

Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL]: Revived Relics

February 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Suggested Donation: $15

Guest Artist: Millicent Kennedy Millicent Kennedy uses mark making, embroidery, and sewing as a way to remember and to honor people, memories, and items. We invite you to join us for a creative project in which we will uplift a broken item, a piece of litter, or another small memento you’d like to remember. Any object that is treasured, aesthetically pleasing, or otherwise interesting to you is perfect. Feel free to bring detritus from your neighborhood, a family heirloom, or…

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Just the Essentials: Zine Release & Pop-Up Exhibition

February 8 - March 15
Spudnik Press Cooperative, 1821 West Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
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Free

UPDATE: Due to health & safety concerns there will be no public event. The Pop-Up Exhibition will be on display from February 8th to March 15th. Please check back for updates on the zine release Just the Essentials a pop-up exhibition, a release party for a collaborative zine by the same name, and a culminating celebration for Spudnik Press Fellowship artists, Cam Collins, Kirstin Dunlap, Kyle Dunlap, Alex Fox and Yu Wei. This zine, Just the Essentials, is a collaboration…

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April 2022

April 2022 Monthly Member Meeting

April 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Our April Member Meeting will be led by the Board of Directors. Members will automatically be emailed an invitation with the zoom link. Members can also boardofdirectors@spudnikpress.org to request the link.  The Agenda:  TBA Are you interested but not a member? Become a Spudnik Press member!

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May 2022

May 2022 Member Meeting

May 31 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Free

As a member-based organization, community participation is essential. Spudnik Member Meetings also allow our diverse community of printmakers to connect through the sharing of artwork, artist opportunities, and collaborative initiatives. Monthly membership meetings are scheduled through the summer with agendas determined by member input.  Members: Please Share Your Agenda Suggestions Here! Members will automatically be emailed an invitation with the zoom link. Members can also email  info@spudnikpress.org  to request the link. The Agenda:  TBA; Please tell us what you'd like to discuss/learn/share/know. Are…

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June 2022

June 2022 Member Meeting

June 15 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

As a member-based organization, community participation is essential. Monthly membership meetings are scheduled through the summer with agendas determined by member input. Members: Please Share Your Agenda Suggestions! Members will automatically be emailed an invitation with the zoom link. Members can also  info@spudnikpress.org  to request the link. The Agenda:  TBA; Please tell us what you'd like to discuss/learn/share/know Are you intrigued but not a member? Become a Spudnik Press member! This event is for everyone! ASR closed captions will be available. If…

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Ukraine, Callot, and Picturing War

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Free

Join Resident Artist, Cameron Mankin, for a conversation about Regarding Ukraine, a new series of copper etchings created at Spudnik Press Cooperative. Part artist talk and part research presentation, this virtual lecture re-presents work by Jacques Callot in the context of the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine.  In 1633, printmaker Jacques Callot made his Miseries of War - a series of 18 etchings depicting the invasion of his home, Lorraine, that would go on to inspire the works of artists…

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