Ohio’s 4 print groups (Tiger Lily Press, Phoenix Rising, Dayton Printmaking Cooperative, and Zygote Press) met in Columbus, Ohio for two days of printmaking activities. A different city/co-op hosts the event each year. (you can see a video from last year here: http://www.kenswinson.com/wordpress/?p=2548)
Here are some of my photos from the event:
We started at the OSU Libraries Tech Center for Book Arts and Logan Elm Press
They have a great studio
where you will find everything needed to make a book from scratch using ‘old school’ technology
The second activity was an up close and personal peek at the Columbus Museum of Art’s Print collection
My favorite was this lithograph by Grant Wood.
Followed by a artist talk/demonstration by Kathy McGhee at the host printmaking co-op, Phoenix Rising.
Then two exhibits at the Urban Arts Space in Downtown Columbus
The first show was ‘Time and Place: An International Exhibition of Works on Paper’ It’s a collection of works created between Columbus and it’s sister city Dresden, Germany’s artist residency exchange.
The second show was “Peripheral vision”: Ohio printmakers from each submitted a print featuring a horizon. All the horizons were lined up in a beautiful exhibit.
As you can imagine, I was overwhelmed by all the creativity and amazing artists in one place. I decided not to stay for the second day…I wanted to hurry back to my studio and start making art!