Opening reception Friday, March 22, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
The Ohio State University Faculty Club
181 South Oval Drive, OSU Campus
Core Member, Eliana Calle Saari, will exhibit her recent works at The Ohio State University Faculty Club in an exhibition titled "The Road Ahead". The collection of new works will include woodcuts and etchings. The exhibition is on display March 11, 2013 through April 28, 2013. For more information visit: www.ohio-statefacultyclub.com
Eliana Calle Saari was born in Medellin, Colombia, South America where she received her Associate Degree in Fashion Design at the Escuela de Diseño Proyectual. Soon after, in 1991, she moved to The United States and received duel Bachelors of Arts in Art and Spanish from Otterbein University. Calle Saari then received her MFA in printmaking from The Ohio State University in 2002.
"The Road Ahead" focuses on the process of saying good-bye and opening new doors to a brighter future. Of these new works, Calle Saari says, "This body of work is about the cycle of starting something new, letting it go, saying goodbye, moving on, keeping things behind, and starting anew. Most things in life are just temporary, they come, they go, and we keep on walking. We keep looking at the road ahead. I started to think about all the things I have left behind every time I closed a door. I recalled all the memories, those wanted and unwanted. Closing doors to unwanted memories takes me to new doors. These memories have helped me manage to build the path ahead, leading me in a direction to begin again."
A 2-session Solarplate Workshop
Friday, March 1 & Saturday, March 2, 2013
by Anne Cushman, Cooperative's Co-founder
Experiment with an innovative, non-toxic printmaking process. Starting with pen & ink or pencil drawing, we will learn a simple and fast method for making an etching plate and inking and printing an image. We will discuss ways to combine this process with watercolor, pastel and colored pencil. This 2-part workshop is also great for painters who want to create a mixed media approach to their work!
Friday,March 1; 6:00 - 7:30 pm:
Getting started with a demonstration and image development. Bring several drawings, sketches to consider.
Saturday, March 2; 10:30am - 2:30pm:
Making the solarplate and printing. Don't wear good clothes or bring an apron.
Please join us for a festive Happy Hour at our studio on Thursday, December 6 from 5:00 – 8:30 PM. Relax and enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and beverages. You will have the opportunity to operate our Vandercook Letterpress and print a few holiday greeting cards to share with your friends! The party will debut our popular limited edition 2012 Card Collection, on sale for $24. Original prints by our members will also be available for purchase.
Exhibition Date: Thursday, August 23, 2012 - Saturday, October 27, 2012
Reception: Friday | September 21 | 5 to 8pm
OSU Urban Arts Space
50 W. Town St. Suite 130 | Columbus, Ohio 43215
A reflection on perspective, Peripheral Vision features works by artists associated with each of the four independent Ohio printmaking cooperatives: Dayton Printmakers Co-op, Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative (Columbus), Tiger Lily Press (Cincinnati), and Zygote Press (Cleveland).
This diverse body of work is linked by a common visual theme, conjoining each piece from end to end. From this visual continuity comes a sense of community, with a single, composite horizon connecting pieces originated from different corners of Ohio.
July Relief Printmaking Workshop
Jennie Hanzlik, Craig Kehl and Jeremy Gates proudly display their successful single and two color relief prints created during the 3 session relief printmaking workshop held in July.
“The instruction for this class was great, and I liked how we learned from each other’s successes and challenges. We received many tips and tricks for creating a successful print. We also had many changes to tweak our designs or try things a new way to see how it affected our finished project. It was a great learning experience!”
We got to practice the carving techniques on linoleum block plates in the first class and apply them in the other classes.
"I enjoyed the experience of learning to prepare art for a printing press, of being given exposure to previously unknown techniques and tools, and of being given the opportunity to mix and roll inks, and ultimately, to operate the press."
The Monotype Happy Hour Workshop the evening of August 9th was a great success. Core Member Donna Jacobs led the session and provided a demonstration to inspire our guests’ creativity.
"This workshop was a wonderful experience. Everyone was so helpful and encouraging…and the food was delicious!"
"This experience was the most fun that can be had outside of space exploration to mars or mud volleyball. Thank you."
Sandy pulls her first monotype
Donna Jacobs and Harriet compare the plate and the monotype print
Friday, September 21 and Saturday, September 22
This is a continuation of the annual meeting of the printmaking cooperatives in Ohio. Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative in Columbus will host the artist printmaking groups for the 2012 gathering. A coming together of these print shops provides for networking, discussion, open portfolios, and exhibition opportunities for printmakers throughout the state. The exhibition and other events of the gathering will be open to the public and printmaking students are encouraged to participate. It provides a great opportunity for people to see and learn about the many varied processes of the printmaking medium.
The first gathering, exhibition and panel discussion took place at the Massillon Museum in 2009 prompted by the exhibition, Collective Ink, curated by Christine Shearer. The next two meetings of the Ohio printmaking groups were funded by OAC in 2010 at Zygote Press in Cleveland and in 2011 in Dayton with the Dayton Printmakers’ Cooperative. The upcoming 2012 meeting in Columbus has also received funding through a grant from the Ohio Arts Council. Thank you for your support.
The Dayton Printmakers Cooperative (Dayton)
Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative (Columbus)
Tiger Lily Press (Cincinnati)
Zygote Press (Cleveland)
This 6-session series will concentrate on the basics of etching, an intaglio printmaking process.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
First Session: Tuesday, June 5, remaining classes, June 7, 12, 14, 19 & 21
Fee: $250, materials included
This 2-session workshop introduces you to a fun and fast intaglio process using organza fabric as your mezzotint plate
Saturdays, June 23 and June 30 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Fee: $85, materials included
Wednesdays evenings, July 11, 18 and 25 from 6:30-9:00 pm
This 3-session series will explore basic linoleum and woodcut relief printing and reduction relief printing.
Fee: $130, materials included
Read the reviews:
It was a wonderful experience. I enjoyed learning about the cooperative, and the workshop was straightforward and fun. I particularly enjoyed the fact that the staff was engaged in each of the projects and offered help when needed. The time flew by! It was great that everyone was able to make at least two finished prints. I think that everyone had fun making "art."
I wanted to thank you. I had such fun on Saturday. I really appreciated the nurturing environment. I love talking about art and it was great to actually make something myself! Good luck in your new workspace!
Today was special. I haven't watercolored since I was in the first grade. It's fun! I don't allow enough time for play, and I'm grateful I got to play this afternoon. I noticed everyone was smiling. Priceless. Thank you, Bob, Judith and all the artists at Phoenix Rising for encouraging us to play with the paints and experience printmaking!
243 N. Fifth St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Effective March 15, 2013, Open Studio hours are:
The 2013 limited edition Phoenix Rising Card Collection is now available for purchase online. The collection includes 11 cards and costs $25. plus $2. shipping & handling.
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.