E/AB Fair Online |October 14 – 28

Spudnik Press Cooperative we will be exhibiting at the 2020 E/AB Fair Online from October 14 – 28, 2020. Spudnik Press Cooperative is among 64 distinguished shops and publishers gathering together virtually to present our latest creations by emerging and mid-career contemporary artists in a safe online environment.

The Spudnik Press booth will exhibit recent print from our Publishing Program, including Candida Alvarez, William J O’Brien, Elijah Burgher, Ryan Travis Christian, Brendan Fernandes, Arnold Kemp, Alice Tippit, and Amanda Williams.

Editions/Artists’ Books Fair has been New York’s premier showcase for the discovery of new and contemporary prints, multiples, and artists’ books for over 20 years now.

The fair will launch on October 14 with brand new viewing pages for each exhibitor on eabfair.org. Links to each exhibitor will give you personal access for additional insights and purchases.

Visit the Spudnik Press Viewing Room

For updates and more information about, please visit  eabfair.org.

Re-Envisioning Chicago’s Budget

Guest Artists: Lucia Calderon-Arrieta and Anders Zanichkowsky

The Chicago City budget is under scrutiny for the disproportionate level of funds invested in the police department ($1.7 Billion per year; 40% of the entire budget*). How might art, writing, and poetry help us envision other ways to invest in our city and the citizens of Chicago? What would the city look like if you were in charge of where to invest resources?

Maybe you want to explore a future with funds reallocated to things like housing, health care, and education. Maybe you want to explore more fantastical or playful futures; or your own unique take on urban planning. What inventive community resources would you like to see our city invest in? 

This kind of collective imagining is a powerful and necessary tool for conjuring a new reality that could make policing obsolete. Not from Chicago? Please join us to work on a new vision for your own community that centers the margins and allows everyone to thrive!

Anders Zanichkowsky will lead us in some word-mapping exercises to write our way to a different future, and Lucia Calderon-Arrieta will guide drawing activities that illustrate our new visions. Using any drawing, painting, or writing materials that you have on hand, you could make postcards to send to your Alderperson, start drafting a larger artwork or poem, or simply use this process to clarify your own thoughts on this issue and have better conversations with friends and family.

*Here is a comparison between the police budget and other health and human services budgets (Credit: Black Lives Matter Chicago and @Olivialovelier.)

To R.S.V.P. e-mail anders@spudnikpress.org.
Zoom Meeting info will be shared prior to the event.

Suggested Materials:

  • Drawing or painting materials (pencils, pens, crayons, paints, paper, sketchbooks, fabric, etc.)
  • Thicker paper or cardboard for postcards

Drink & Draw [Virtual] is a low-key drop-in social workshop devoted to staying creative from home. There are no pretensions and newcomers are always welcome, so invite your friends to join! Each Drink & Draw [Virtual] features a new guest artist and a new theme or project that uses pencil, paper, and everyday household supplies. Don’t have a sketchbook? Hosts will help you improvise. Find us on Zoom, a free app for your phone or computer. And of course: BYOB! 

Love the experience? Pitch in to our Venmo Tip Jar (@spudnikpress).

Drink & Draw [VIRTUAL]: Hearing Hands with Robert Stokowy

Guest Artist: Robert Stokowy

How can a drawing convey a sound?
How might a drawing double as a score for music?
How can the act of listening open up new creativity in your art practice?

Robert Stokowy invites you to slow down and tune in to your auditory imagination, to inspire unexpected drawings based on sound art he will share with us. We will also look at contemporary artists who create visual art based on sound, and vice versa. Starting with recordings from the medieval city of Malta, Robert will inspire us with a rich collection of abstract and ambient sounds, tones, and textures from his own field recordings. Analog sound effects will include a live composition he will mix live for us during the event.

Robert believes that deep listening can be a clarifying and generative part of the artistic practice, and that we all have an intuitive ability to make creative associations between sounds and images. By breaking a soundscape down into simple shapes, lines, textures, and relationships, we can open up a new visual vocabulary. Your drawings might range from minimalist abstract doodling, to complex pattern making, to a setting or landscape to match the soundtrack. 

Zoom Meeting ID: 918 3013 8505

Suggested Materials

 

  • your favorite things to draw with
  • headphones (for hearing binaural sounds in the recordings)

Drink & Draw [Virtual] is a low-key drop-in social workshop devoted to staying creative from home. There are no pretensions and newcomers are always welcome, so invite your friends to join! Each Drink & Draw [Virtual] features a new guest artist and a new theme or project that uses pencil, paper, and everyday household supplies. Don’t have a sketchbook? Hosts will help you improvise. Find us on Zoom, a free app for your phone or computer. And of course: BYOB! 

Love the experience? Pitch in to our Venmo Tip Jar (@spudnikpress) to directly support the featured artist and Spudnik Press Cooperative.