Winds of Change: People, Places & Environment
May 22 - June 20, 2015
Cultural Arts Center of Columbus
139 West Main Street, Columbus, OH 43215
Don't miss our Opening Reception: Friday, May 22, from 6:00-8:00 PM
"Conversations and Coffee", an artist's talk will be held on Thursday, May 28, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM.
Perception is unique to the individual. We recognize that Change is constant. The translation of change can be deciphered through examples in nature, personal introspection or even beyond our global level. When a moment of clarity can be captured and shared with a larger community, then time has been made relevant. It is our unique perception of changes, great and small, that composes our personal stories.
Visit http://www.culturalartscenteronline.org for gallery hours and directions
From Left: Methane Islands by Cindy Davis; Burning Ember, Quenching Thirst by Mary Batstone Woodworth; Locked or Unlocked? by Marilyn McPheron
Anne Cushman (co-founder of Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative), Jennifer Cross, Cindy Davis, Marilyn McPheron, Eliana Calle-Saari, Jennifer Slezak, Judith Steele, Joan Tallan, Michelle Walker, Mary Woodworth and Amanda VanDenberg.
From left: Plantains for Life by Eliana Calle-Saari; Illuminated Flight by Judith Steele; Remaking the World by Jennifer Slezak
What happens when Hockey and Printmaking Collide?
Columbus on Ice 2015
In celebration of Columbus' artistic and creative talent and the national hockey spotlight that will shine on Columbus in January 2015, the Greater Columbus Arts Council and Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative have teamed up to bring you Columbus on Ice 2015.
Columbus on Ice 2015 is a series of limited edition, hand-signed and numbered relief prints produced by Phoenix Rising, featuring artists -Eliana Calle-Saari, Judith Steele, and Joan Tallan.
Read the Columbus Dispatch article: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/life_and_entertainment/2015/01/05/essence-of-hockey-captured-by-artists.html
Watch the WCMH NBC4 segment by Monica Day: http://www.nbc4i.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=11047862#.VL12u961uzU.facebook
Purchase a print for that sports fan in your family!
$20 for a single print or $50 for the complete set of three prints.
*Proceeds from the sale of these prints will benefit the Greater Columbus Arts Council and Columbus artists and arts organizations.
From left: Filthy by Eliana Calle-Saari; Face Off! by Judith Steele; Breaking Out by Joan Tallan
Click this link to view more photos of the printmaking process https://www.facebook.com/pages/Phoenix-Rising-Printmaking-Cooperative/135786403136213
Six of our members traveled to Detroit at the end of September to attend the Mid-America Print Council (MAPC) conference. The campus of Wayne State University was the location of many of the workshops, exhibitions and lectures. Members Eliana Saari, Anne Cushman, Joan Tallan, Mary Woodworth, Cindy Davis and Judith Steele (shown below) attended a variety of workshops on various printmaking techniques with the mission of sharing their experiences with the entire cooperative membership. Cindy and Joan participated in a print portfolio exchange. Mary presented a portfolio of her work during one of the open portfolio sessions. We would like to acknowledge the financial support provided through a BOOST grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC), which funded our conference registration fees. Visit our facebook page to see more photos from our MAPC experience!
Click this link to view more photos https://www.facebook.com/pages/Phoenix-Rising-Printmaking-Cooperative/135786403136213
Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative presents A Gathering of Images; prints by Phoenix Rising Cooperative members. This exhibition Runs from October 1st 2014 to October 25th.
Sunday, October 5th
2:00 - 4:00 pm
High Road Gallery
12 E Stafford Ave
Worthington, OH 43085
Instructor: Anne Cushman
2 Session Work:
Instructor: Joan Tallan
Sunday, June 1, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Instructor: Anne Cushman
2 Session Workshop:
Instructor: Cindy Davis
Saturday, July 12; 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Instructors: Judith Steele & Joan Tallan
Date: August 2nd; from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Instructor: Mary Woodworth
Two Session Workshop:
Click on the link below to read the Columbus Dispatch review of our exhibition at the OSU Faculty Club.
The Invention of Flight by Elizabeth Swartz
Walking Away by Eliana Calle Saari
Asymmetry by Bahram Farabakhsh
Two Session Workshop
Instructor: Mary Woodworth
Relax after work and celebrate the coming Spring at the print studio! Pull a monoprint using found objects in a creative way. Found objects can be used to create textures and shapes on your printing plate. Using non-toxic inks, watch your color palette unfold. Explore compositions as your plate passes through the press two times. Discover what textures, shapes, techniques and colors appeal to you as you unwind from the daily grind!
What are found objects? They could be common items you encounter every day… plastic netting, lace, floral clippings, twine, coins, paper cutouts, etc. We will have objects to share, but we encourage you to bring objects that you find interesting.
Fee: $75 per person for both sessions
Reservation deadline: March 15
Sunday, February 23 at 3:00 PM
at the Phoenix Rising studio
Rodger Wilson graduated from OSU with a BFA in Printmaking (Lithography major) and returned for a MA in Art Education with a focus on children's picture book illustration. He has worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for most of his career. Recently he joined Igloo Letterpress and continues to work as a designer and printer. Rodger will discuss a few of his picture books and then focus on imagery for letterpress and the process of creating files, film and polymer plates to facilitate printing solids and halftones on a Vandercook letterpress. Allison Chapman, proprietor of Igloo Letterpress, will join Rodger later in the conversation to talk about letterpress in Columbus.
This event is free and open to the public.
Light refreshments will be served.
Reservations are not required, but are appreciated.
The German Village Society Arts Committee has invited the members of Phoenix Rising to exhibit in the Brent Warner Fest Hall in May of 2014!
Opening Reception Date to be announced.
Members Group Exhibition
Opening Reception: Friday, March 7, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM
The Ohio State University Faculty Club
181 South Oval Drive, OSU Campus, Columbus, Ohio 43210
Pulling Prints Together will showcase newer work by the members of the Cooperative.
Exhibition on display from March 3 to April 25, 2014.
Admission is free.
For more information about the OSU Faculty Club or to view directions visit: http://www.ohio-statefacultyclub.com
243 N. Fifth St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Effective March 15, 2013, Open Studio hours are:
Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative is dedicated to promoting the art of printmaking by providing a well-equipped studio, educational opportunities and an environment of mutual support, camaraderie and inspiration for artists and students, and the community.
Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative was formed in 1996, and began renovating a 1904 building into a studio facility that opened its doors in September 1998. From its beginning the studio was equipped with a Takach etching press, a Vandercook relief press and materials to accommodate a variety of printmaking techniques. Later, Phoenix Rising acquired a second etching press and added additional mobile work tables so that more printmakers could work at the same time.
Phoenix Rising had always operated as a nonprofit organization, and in June of 2010 was officially granted 501(c)(3)status. The cooperative moved to its present larger venue in December 2011. The current facility is on the ground floor of a vintage factory with a full wall of north facing windows and is ADA compliant.
Phoenix Rising's artist members offer a variety of workshops and classes that highlight their particular skills and guest artists are invited to give special presentations. The artists of Phoenix Rising provide outreach programs demonstrating and teaching printmaking techniques in a variety of venues - public and private schools, art groups, colleges, artist's residencies, in-service workshops, etc.