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Center for Visual Art Presents In Process
DENVER, COLORADO – In-Process: CVA Printmaking Studio and Exhibition / March 6 – 21, 2020
In celebration of Mo’ Prints and the re-opening of the MSU Denver Center for Visual Art after renovations, CVA is hosting a three-week Printmaking Studio with workshops, demonstrations, tours and an exhibition that demonstrates the thinking and design process that goes into printmaking. The In Process exhibition will feature process proofs, notes, sketches and other materials to provide a visual story of printmaking processes, start to finish, with an emphasis on the mistakes, trials and problem solving that artists experience within/because of/in spite of their media. 20+ Denver artists will be included.
Open from March 6 to 21, there will be an opening reception during First Friday on March 6 from 6 pm-8 pm.
Participants in the printmaking workshops held throughout the exhibition run will be encouraged to add their own pieces to the exhibition. A series of different workshops and events will allow participants to explore the diversity of printmaking from some of Denver’s most prolific printmakers.
The Traveling Print – Hands-on printmaking workshops
Participants can experiment with different printmaking techniques at various stations throughout the gallery.
March 6, 6 – 8pm / Free and open to the public
Make Your Own Gelatin Plate workshop with Emily Moyer
Gelatin Plate Printing is a non-toxic method of creating monotype prints without a press. This technique does not require costly or heavy equipment and can easily be practiced at home by artists of all ages and skill levels. Gelatin plates may be used repeatedly for many prints. Participants learn to make gelatin plates out of items that can be purchased at a grocery store, and how to maintain the plate for a long life.
Saturday, March 7, 12 – 2:00pm / $20 / $10 for Members
Print with Your Own Gelatin Plate workshop with Emily Moyer
Gelatin Plate Printing is a monotype technique that relies on stencils and layering to create colorful, one of a kind prints. This workshop will explore a variety of techniques. Troubleshooting tips, ink questions, and paper choices will be covered.
Saturday, March 7, 3 – 5:00pm / $20 / $10 for Members
Intro to Screen Print with Jade Hoyer
This workshop will cover the basics of silkscreen, a printmaking technique used for t-shirts, posters, and more. Participants will learn about the materials and steps to create work, including image output, pulling prints, and working with multiple layers. Materials are provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own material to silkscreen on.
Thursday, March 12, 5 – 7:00pm / $20 / $10 for Members
Just Below the Surface: Intro to One Color Linoleum Prints with
Workshop participants will gather information and then apply it to a small print edition using linoleum carving. We will learn how to translate a 8”x10” drawing into a fully realized print.
Saturday, March 14, 11am – 3:00pm / $25 / $15 for Members
Paste and Print: Collagraphs with Virginia Diaz Saiki
Collagraph is a printmaking technique in which we use collage to build a printable surface. In this workshop we will create fun printing plates using found materials, household items, and a bit of invention, to produce sophisticated fine art prints.
Saturday, March 14, 1 – 5:00pm / $25 / $15 for Members
Third Friday Art Walk and Demos
Letterpress Depot and MSU Denver student printmaking demos
Friday, March 20, 6 - 8:00pm / Free and open to the public
Culture Club – Print Exchange
The CVA’s premier event Culture Club is getting in on the printmaking fun by hosting a print exchange. A long-held tradition within the printmaking community, the print exchange allows artists to share their work while expanding their own print collection. All supplies are included in the cost of a ticket. BYOB (alcoholic or not) and enjoy some snacks while creating.
Friday, March 20, 6-8pm / $10 / Free for Members!
Denver Small Press Fest
Celebrate zines, journals, periodicals, books and printmaking! The festival envisions print in a new context: incorporating art, music, literature, poetry and DIY projects. More than fifty vendors will be present, giving Denver a taste of what’s been hiding in the underground. Presented by Leon Gallery and is PRESS.
Saturday, March 21, 11am – 4:00pm / Free and open to the public
Jenna Miles, Gallery Manager