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)
243 N. Fifth St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
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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.