Printmakers Are Social Creatures

Often times printmakers are involved in communal efforts - sharing studio equipment; lending a hand with the printing of a large image; trading technical tricks for better results. In an effort to capitalize on the goodwill found in the print shop, we are programming opportunities for shared experiences beyond printing in the studio. These experiences may include

  • members' field trips to a great lecture or exhibit,
  • pub & print events where beer and printing collide,  
  • tricks of the trade share sessions,
  • show and tell feedback circle
  • potluck picnics, or
  • road trips to visit print shops in the South.

If you have a fun excuse for APS members and Print Enthusiasts to gather, please share it at: JGraham@AtlantaPrintmakersStudio.org 


Upcoming Events

STUDIO SALE

Garage Sale & Art Supply Purge

Saturday, September 24, 2016

11:00a – 3:00p

at the

Atlanta Printmakers Studio

675 Metropolitan Parkway, #6026

Atlanta, GA 30310

Free and Open to the Public

Forget Spring cleaning APS is doing a Fall Clean-up and Art Supply Purge. As we rummage thru the studio for unused supplies and equipment, we invite you to do the same. Support your local print studio by ridding your studio of unnecessary but useful clutter and donate it to Atlanta Printmakers Studio for the juiciest Garage Sale this year. After you've cleared your studio, you can reward yourself by purchasing a few new treasures at the sale. One woman's trash is another man's treasure! 

Donate Art Supplies & Equipment for the Sale

 

White Glove Night

The Book As Art 2016: Boundless

Thursday, September 29, 2016

7:00 – 9:00p

at the

Decatur Library Periodicals Gallery

215 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA 30030

Free and Open to the Public

Artist books take many forms – from handmade and lusciously tactile to linear and informative, abstract and questioning to sculptural and monumental. This juried show celebrates the book with a wildly varied collection of inventive and spectacular work that challenges expectations.

We'll be pulling on the gloves for a firsthand exploration of the books in the exhibition.

If you can't make it to the APS Outing drop into the exhibit during Labor Day Weekend when the library will have extended hours for the Decatur Book Festival or attend the first white glove night on Thursday, Sept. 15 | 7–9 pm

Please RSVP either via our Facebook Event Listing or email jgraham@AtlantaPrintmakersStudio.org

 

Still Raising Hell

The Art, Activism & Archives of Camille Billops and James V. Hatch

On Display

September 15, 2016 - May 14, 2017

at the

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

540 Asbury Circle,

Atlanta, GA 30322

Free and Open to the Public

 

As artists, activists, and collectors, Billops and Hatch have been raising hell for more than 50 years - elevating public consciousness around "isms" that have shaped American culture, politics, and identities. Since 2002 the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library has been home to the comprehensive collection - playscripts, photography, works of art, and more - of these two leading stewards of African American history.

The exhibition curated by Pellom McDaniels III, will reflect on the dynamic couple's commitment to speaking truth to power and explore the meaning and purpose of African American art.  On display from September 15, 2016 through May 14, 2017, the exhibition and accompanying public programs will provoke thought and spark dialogue in the spirit of Billops and Hatch.

Please RSVP either via our Facebook Event Listing or email jgraham@AtlantaPrintmakersStudio.org


Past Events

Athens Print Tour

Guided Gallery Tour of GMA

Smokey Road Press Studio Visit

Guided Gallery Tour of Lyndon House

Saturday, June 11, 2016

11:00a – 4:00p

meet at the

Georgia Museum of Art

90 Carlton Street,

Athens, GA 30602

$10 Members / $25 Non-Members / $35 Register & Become a Member

This APS Outing to Athens will feature guided tours of Frank Hartley Anderson: Forging the Southern Printmakers Society and Paper in Profile: Mixografia & Taller de Grafica Mexicana exhibitions at the Georgia Museum of Art; a visit to Margot Ecke's Smokey Road Press; and finish with a guided tour of Pushing the Press: Contemporary Georgia Printmaking at Lyndon House.

Please RSVP either via our Facebook Event Listing or email jgraham@AtlantaPrintmakersStudio.org

 
HiLo

 

Hi-Lo Press

Studio and Gallery Visit

Saturday, May 28, 2016

1:00 – 3:00p

at the

Hi-Lo Press

696 Charles Allen Drive,

Atlanta, GA 30308

Free and Open to the Public

 

Hi-Lo Press is Dianna Settles and Witt Wisebram who co-founded their printmaking and design studio and gallery in Atlanta, Georgia in January 2016. They have two presses, a Vandercook SP-25 Letterpress and a Robert Mayer Parks Lithography press.

Stop by this new design studio with Atlanta Printmakers Studio members and help us celebrate the thriving print community here in Atlanta.

Please RSVP either via our Facebook Event Listing or email jgraham@AtlantaPrintmakersStudio.org

 

Guided Tour of

Between the Sweet Water and the Swarm of Bees

Works by Susanne Wenger

Saturday, May 14, 2016

11:00am - Noon

at the

Michael C. Carlos Museum

571 South Kilgo Circle NE

Atlanta, GA 30322

 $25 Non-members / FREE for Members

This exhibition brings together prints and batiks by Austrian artist, Susanne Wenger (1915-2009). She is credited with reviving the Osun Sacred Grove in Osogbo, Nigeria and training major Nigerian artists of the Osogbo School. Atlanta Printmakers Studio                                                                                                                                                      members will be privy to a guided tour by Amanda Hellman, curator of African Art.   

Please RSVP either via our Facebook Event Listing or email jgraham@AtlantaPrintmakersStudio.org

 

 

Guided Tour of

This Postman Collects

The Rapture of Kerry and C. Betty Davis

Friday, April 29, 2016

6:30 – 8:30p

at the

Clark Atlanta University Galleries

223 James P. Brawley Drive,

Trevor Arnett Hall, 2nd Floor,

Atlanta, GA 30314

 

 $25 Non-members / FREE for Members

Atlanta Printmakers Studio members get a special guided tour through the exhibition with the curator of the exhibition and Atlanta Printmakers Studio member, Tina Dunkley as well as Maurita Poole, the Director of the Clark Atlanta University Galleries. Though the show has a wide range of media, it features quite a number of stunning prints that shouldn't be missed.

 

RSVP on APS Facebook Event Listing or email jgraham@AtlantaPrintmakersStudio.org

 

SEAN STARWARS

Artist Talk and Print Sale

Sunday, April 24, 2016

3:00 – 6:00p

at the

Atlanta Printmakers Studio

675 Metropolitan Parkway, #6026

Atlanta, GA 30310

Free and Open to the Public

Sean Star Wars lives in Laurel, MS; with his wife and five young children. In addition to making   woodcuts for over twenty years, Star Wars has been an Adjunct Professor, a janitor and a used car salesman. He makes about a dozen visiting artist appearances a year at many of the nations’ leading art programs. Sean is a proud member of the legendary Outlaw Printmakers and his work is in numerous public and private collections. Star Wars’ work can be seen on book covers, album covers, magazines, television programs, films and commercials. He is currently embarking on his most challenging project ever “A woodcut a week “FOR LIFE”. Sean drinks more Mountain Dew than anyone who has ever lived and he can beat you at Ms. Pacman.
www.seanstarwars.com

 

Screenprinting on Clay

Members Outing at Mudfire Clayworks and Gallery

Saturday, March 5, 2016

5:00 – 7:00p

175 Laredo Drive, Decatur, GA 30030

Only $35    !!! Space is limited !!!     Only $35

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Learn to use an EZ screen kit
  • Use underglazes to print on leather-hard tiles (The tiles will be fired and can be picked up at a later date)
  • See the current exhibit on display in the MudFire Gallery

To Register: Email Jgraham@AtlantaPrintmakersStudio.org with Name, Email, Phone, & Billing Address. This outing is for APS Members. If you are not a member at the time of registration, an additional $35 membership fee will be added to your invoice.

 

Amos Kennedy at the letterpress printer. Inset: One of Kennedy's pro-reading posters. Images courtesy Amos P. Kennedy Jr.

Letterpress printing artist Amos Kennedy at the Rose Library for conversation on March 15

Amos P. Kennedy Jr., a letterpress printing artist and bookmaker, will join Randall K. Burkett, research curator of African American collections at Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, for a Creativity Conversation on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at 4 p.m. in the Teaching and Learning Studio of the Rose Library. The event is free and open to the public.

A 2015 United States Artists Glasgow Fellow in Crafts, Kennedy uses an old-fashioned letterpress printer to make posters with social, political and racial messages that reflect his views. The Rose Library, which collects his work, has a display of his posters in the corridor.

Find out more about Kennedy and his work

 

The Mobile Mill

Pay-It-Forward Papermaking Workshop

Monday, February 15, 2016

7:00 – 8:00p

at the

Paper Trail Art Center

322 Patterson Ave, Scottdale, GA 30079

Presented by

Atlanta Printmakers Studio & Paper Trail Arts Center

 $25 Non-members / $15 Members

Join Jillian Bruschera, creator of The Mobile Mill for an evening of DIY Papermaking.

Jillian will guide participants thru the process of making postcard sized sheets of recycled paper and how to set up papermaking at home with simple, accessible supplies.  

The Mobile Mill is a traveling paper studio built to enable "pop-up" hand papermaking production. This studio-on-wheels considers art-making a way to engage in a variety of communities and dialogues. Transporting papermaking tools and equipment direct to you, The Mobile Mill actively challenges traditional notions of art practice, craft culture, and education by broadening preconceived notions of where art can be made and who can make it. With an emphasis on group-action and a DIY ethos, this hands-on project intends to empower artists and non-artists alike. In this way, The Mobile Mill is not just about making things, but also it is about making things happen.

https://soundcloud.com/push-art-activism/the-idea-that-seemed-most-impossible-the-mobile-mill

Jillian Bruschera is an interdisciplinary artist, arts-activist/educator creating works in visual art, writing, public installation, body performance, and social practice. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area in California, Jillian graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2010, receiving a B.A. in Studio Art: Drawing and Painting as well as a F.A. in Visual Communications. In 2014 she earned a M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts: Book and Paper from Columbia College Chicago in Illinois, where she also served as Adjunct Faculty and employee at The Center for Book and Paper Arts.

 

3-D Printing at MODA

Create Type High Objects

Saturday, February 6, 2016              

4:30 – 6:00p

Museum of Design Atlanta                      

1315 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Become familiar with a basic 3D design software
  • Learn how to design an object by manipulating basic shapes, symbols and text
  • Learn about 3D printing, its materials, and processes
  • Have fun!
  • Later use your type high design on the Letterpress at the Atlanta Printmakers Studio

Come a little earlier so you can see the Designers, Makers, Users: 3D Printing the Future Exhibit on display.

Only $35     !!! Space is limited !!!     Only $35

Send name, phone, & email address to Jgraham@AtlantaPrintmakersStudio.org to receive a link to register for the workshop

 

The Ladies of Letterpress

Talk & Book Signing

Thursday, October 8, 2015

6:30 – 9:00p

500 10th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30332

Presented by

Atlanta Printmakers Studio & The Robert C. Williams Paper Museum


Join Kseniya Thomas, co-founder of Ladies of Letterpress and friends as they discuss the art and craft of Letterpress Printing.

Free & Open to the Public


Talk begins at 7p, followed by a Book signing at 8p.

Books & Hand-printed Letterpress items will be available for purchase.

Kseniya Thomas is the owner of Thomas-Printers, a commercial letterpress (and 100% platen) print shop in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. She received her training as an intern at the print shop of the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, Germany. She's also the co-founder of Ladies of Letterpress, a professional organization for letterpress printers that provides a community where both brand-new and experienced printers can learn from one another, share resources and ideas, and help keep letterpress a thriving, exciting, and multifaceted art and craft. 


 
Susan Rostow Akua Demonstration

Susan Rostow Akua Demonstration

Akua Demonstration

Thursday, August 13, 2015

6-9pm

Join Atlanta Printmakers Studio and Susan Rostow, Artist and Inventor of Akua Non-toxic Printing Inks, as she demonstrates the versatile applications for Akua Soy-based Inks.

At the

Robert C. Williams Paper Museum

500 10th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30332

 

FREE to the first 25 members of

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Atlanta Printmaker Studio

or the 

Robert C. Williams Paper Museum

$40 for Non-members

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!!! Space is limited !!!

RSVP to: jgraham@AtlantaPrintmakersStudio.org

 All attendees will have their name added to the Akua Pin-Press raffle (retail value of $235)­­

Akua inks are professional quality, water-based inks created by two printmakers, Susan Rostow and William Jung. The inks can be used with a multitude of print processes such as monoprints, viscosity monotypes, woodblocks, etching/intaglio, drypoint, intaglio-type/image-on, silk aquatint, collagraphs, & carborundum plates.