Spudnik Press x West Town Art Walk

Join us for a festive evening on Friday, September 23 from 5-8pm during the 2022 West Town Art Walk.

This event is FREE, child friendly, and open to all. 

Teaching Fellow Demonstrations | Fri 5:30-7:30pm

Join our new Teaching Fellows for some participatory demonstrations in the shop! Pull some posters with Wes Kendall in the letterpress studio, learn some basic bookbinding skills with Riesling Dong, or join Avery Johnson for a surprise demonstration! Visitors are welcome to drop in for a few minutes or join us for the full two hours. We hope to see you there!

Member Showcase | Fri 5-8pm and Sat 12-6pm

Curious to see what Spudnik’s Members have been making? Now is the time! Beginning on Friday evening for the WTCC Art Walk and continuing throughout Saturday for our End-of-Summer Celebration, our Annex walls will be covered in Member work.

Want to share your work in the showcase? All active Spudnik Members are welcome! Sign up here. 

Open House & Studio Tours | Fri 5-8pm and Sat 12-6pm

Beginning on Friday evening and continuing on Saturday, Member Volunteers and staff will be running studio tours. Want to learn more about Spudnik Press Cooperative, our Membership program, and our community? Now is the time! Drop in and say hello.

Members, want to volunteer to support this event? We’d LOVE to have you! Check out our volunteer slots here

Looking for weekend more activities? We’ve got a whole day full of festivities planned on Saturday! We hope you’ll return for our End-of-Summer Celebration and continue in the fun!

 


Everyone’s safety is important to us. Per our Covid-19 Policy, all visitors who are eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine must provide staff with proof of vaccination in order to gain entry to this event. For this event, guests may present proof of vaccination in person upon entry into the studio. Unless specifically requested, proof of vaccination presented at public events will not be kept on file. Medical and religious exemptions must be requested in advance. When indoors at Spudnik, masks are required. 

This event is for everyone! If you require any access service to fully participate or have any questions about accessibility, please contact Sara Emerson at sara@spudnikpress.org. To ensure the best experience, please try to contact us at your soonest convenience.

Fallout [from Temporary] Shelter

Virtual Artist Talk with Adriane Herman

2022 Spudnik artist-in-residence, Adriane Herman, will offer a virtual talk about her work through the lens of the influence(s) and impact(s) of residencies undertaken in four countries. Herman will trace the lineage of major bodies of her work as instigated in ways large and small by people, places and things encountered through the privileges afforded one by stepping out of daily routines, comfort zones and habitual making processes.

During her two weeks at Spudnik this Summer, Herman made a slew of prints inspired by non-adhered collages, or “arrangements,” as she describes them, that she created during a public engagement-based 2019 residency at the Tides Institute in Eastport, Maine. She will show editioned prints created on our Vandercook SP-25 with expert assistance from UW Madison print professor and former head printer at Tandem Press, Andy Rubin, as well as myriad call-and-response monoprints on antique musical scores, some of which Herman made in collaboration with long-time Spudnik community members, Dutes Miller & Stan Shellabarger.

Herman will conclude the talk by introducing the concept behind her Emotional Value Auction , the sixth iteration of which will focus on art + craft supplies as well as unfinished projects people wish to but could use a nudge to help release to an appreciative receiver, and take place October 22nd (more details to come). Herman invites participation in the form of releasing something taking up space in your studio you are unlikely to use and/or “bidding,” which involves writing a statement of interest, as no money changes hands. Another important form of participation is simply witnessing the process by reading the anonymous statements from releasers and telling others about this upcoming event and how to participate.

Register for this event through Eventbrite

Artist Bio

Inefficiency expert, Adriane Herman orchestrates witnessed releases — like her non-monetized “Emotional Value Auction” — to harness the power of witnessing to facilitate letting go; highlight the generosity inherent in receiving; and occasion meaningful connections between strangers through publicly shared vulnerability. She has utilized widely ranging print media to trace the alchemical trajectory from intention to action as well as explore accumulation and release in our physical and emotional landscapes.

Herman has had solo exhibitions at Adam Baumgold Gallery (NY); Western Exhibitions (Chicago); Kansas City Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art; Center for Maine Contemporary Art; Kiosk Gallery (Kansas City); and Rose Contemporary and SPEEDWELL Projects in Portland, Maine. Her work is held in collections including The Whitney Museum of American Art; Bates College Museum of Art, The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art; The Walker Art Center; The Ulrich Museum; and Colby College Museum of Art. She has lectured at over 50 institutions and explores content in context as Professor, Chair of Printmaking and Coordinator of Public Engagement and Art & Entrepreneurship minors at Maine College of Art & Design.

The 2022 Residency Program is possible with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts Arts Work Grant.


This event is for everyone! ASR closed captions will be available. If you require another access service to fully participate or have any questions about accessibility, please contact Breanna Robinson at breanna@spudnikpress.org To ensure the best experience, please try to contact us at your soonest convenience.

September 2022 Member Meeting (In-Person)

Join us LIVE and IN PERSON for our September Member Meeting! 

As a member-based organization, community participation is essential. Monthly membership meetings are scheduled through the summer with agendas determined by member input.

This is an in-person event, masks and proof of vaccination are required. To ensure safe capacity, we are requiring RSVPs:

Complete our RSVP form by 9/13/22 to reserve your spot. We hope to see you there!

Members: Please Share Your Agenda Suggestions!

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! If you require support or access service to fully participate or have any questions about accessibility, please contact Breanna Robinson at breanna@spudnikpress.org To ensure the best experience, please try to contact us at your soonest convenience.

Motif: Unspoken Language (RSVP by 9/6/22)

In-Person Artist Talk with Hale Ekinci

Join multi-disciplinary artist and educator, Hale Ekinci, for her artist talk featuring recent works created during her Artist Residency at Spudnik. Hale’s research includes exploring the meaning behind visual patterns often found in Ottoman and Turkish textiles, tiles, and clothing as well as photographic archives, especially of immigrants in both the US and Turkey. Using the found motifs, she creates silent stories on both paper and found house textiles. In this interactive talk, she will share her research, her in progress work, process, and traditions. She encourages the audience to participate with their own motifs and family stories.  

This is an in-person event, masks and proof of vaccination are required. To ensure capacity limits, we are requiring advanced registration.

RSVP through Eventbrite by 9/6/22 to reserve your spot!


Artist Bio

Hale Ekinci (b. 1984 in Karamursel, Turkey) is a multidisciplinary Turkish artist, designer, and educator based in Chicago.  She received her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts & Media at Columbia College Chicago and is currently an Associate Professor of Art & Design at North Central College. Exploring personal history, cultural identity, gender politics, and craft traditions, her works vary from videos to embroidery paintings embellished with vibrant colors, patterns, and autobiographical relics. She was recently a Facebook Chicago Artist in Resident. Her work has been exhibited nationally at EXPO Chicago, Studio Gang, Co-Prosperity, One After 909, Woman Made Gallery, South Bend Museum of Art, Koehnline Museum of Art, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, and Queens College Art Center. Her videos have been screened internationally, including New York City, Berlin, Warsaw, and Jerusalem. She completed residencies at ACRE, Jiwar Barcelona, Momentum Worldwide Berlin, Elsewhere Museum, and Chicago Artist Coalition. 

The 2022 Residency Program is possible with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts Arts Work Grant.

August 2022 Annual Member Meeting

As a member-based organization, community participation is essential. Monthly membership meetings are scheduled through the summer with agendas determined by member input.

This is also when our members meet the nominations for our Board of Directors, both new nominees and those up for re-election. Our board is a committee of generous supporters who work hard to ensure our long-term health and that we remain vigilantly work towards our mission.

Members will automatically be emailed an invitation with the zoom link. Members can also email  info@spudnikpress.org to request the link.

The Agenda: 

  • Meet our prospective new Board Members; Board member voting
  • Programming Updates & Announcements
  • Member Volunteer Opportunities
  • Member Announcements
  • Full 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!

The Board of Directors Ballot

Dutes Miller (he/him)
Artist

Amira Hegazy (she/her)
Artist, Educator, and Design Historian

Chris Perzan (he/him)
VP Environment & Sustainability, Chief Environmental Counsel, Navistar, Inc.

More information on our nominees will be posted shortly. Thank you for your patience. 


This event is for everyone! ASR closed captions will be available. If you require another access service to fully participate or have any questions about accessibility, please contact Breanna Robinson at breanna@spudnikpress.org To ensure the best experience, please try to contact us at your soonest convenience.

July 2022 Member Meeting

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 you require another access service to fully participate or have any questions about accessibility, please contact Breanna Robinson at breanna@spudnikpress.org To ensure the best experience, please try to contact us at your soonest convenience.

Ukraine, Callot, and Picturing War

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 like Francisco Goya and Otto Dix. At the same time, he was developing an incredibly rigid system of etching, preserved in Abraham Bosse’s Manual of Etching.

Regarding Ukraine applies Callot’s etching system to news images circulating today in order to ask what the connection is between this influential 17th century French etcher and contemporary work-for-hire news photography. This series explores the way images shape our perception of the public sphere and current events, and the often overlooked systems of design that are employed to do so.

Zoom Meeting ID: 836 5660 6314

Artist Bio

Cameron Mankin makes prints, artist’s books, and sculptural installations that investigate the role of reason and rhetoric in the arrangement of public space and personal identity. Working primarily from found archives (news site banner images, apartment floor plans, and grainy security camera footage), he employs traditional print and bookmaking techniques to approach delicate systemic problems with a tongue-in-cheek rigor. The material properties of paper and ink set measurements and catalogs to collapse under their own unwieldy weight. The resulting projects vibrate between love letter and biting rebuttal – both addressed to vernacular image-making that goes unquestioned in our day to day lives.

Mankin received his BA in Studio Art (Printmaking) from the University of Virginia in 2016 and his MFA from the University of Chicago in 2020. He currently lives in Chicago, IL, where he teaches in the Media Arts and Design program at the University of Chicago.

The 2022 Residency Program is possible with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts Arts Work Grant.


This event is for everyone! ASR closed captions will be available. If you require another access service to fully participate or have any questions about accessibility, please contact Breanna Robinson at breanna@spudnikpress.org To ensure the best experience, please try to contact us at your soonest convenience.

June 2022 Member Meeting

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 you require another access service to fully participate or have any questions about accessibility, please contact Breanna Robinson at breanna@spudnikpress.org To ensure the best experience, please try to contact us at your soonest convenience.

May 2022 Member Meeting

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 you intrigued but not a member? Become a Spudnik Press member!


This event is for everyone! ASR closed captions will be available. If you require another access service to fully participate or have any questions about accessibility, please contact Breanna Robinson at breanna@spudnikpress.org To ensure the best experience, please try to contact us at your soonest convenience.