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Printing Press Meeting

January 24, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Free

The Josephy Center for Arts and Culture has acquired an impressive new piece of equipment for making art. The Takach Press #2648HE is a high pressure machine for making etchings, monotypes and other kinds of fine art prints. The press transfers ink to paper from plates made by artists in various ways. Having this new piece of equipment opens new avenues for artist to explore new tools. We will host classes with visiting instructors/artists and build a printmaking program that will allow local artists access to create work in the studio 24/7.

We also hope this will be a great part of our artist-in-residency initiative. “One of our missions is to support artists in the county,” said Cheryl Coughlan, Executive Director. “Very few artists can afford a piece of equipment like this. By equipping a studio at the Josephy Center, interested artists have entirely new ways to explore their creativity.” The press is a used one recently refurbished by the New Mexico company. The largest share of funds for the press, additional equipment and supplies came from the Wildhorse Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation and the Herbert Templeton Foundation. Private donors and sales of prints from a recent “Print-a-thon” also helped. “Print-making is a traditionally a collaborative art form,” said Board member Nancy Clarke. “We saw that from day one when the press was too big to fit through the door. A great team formed to get it out of the crate and into the building.”

The Board expects the studio to be managed by the artists who use it. In order to form a guild we invite artists to our first meeting on January 24th at 5:30 at the Josephy Center. Interested artists of all skill levels are encouraged to attend. We are looking for creative ideas to launch this program and how we can manage it so that everyone can create cool stuff. We will announce an official Open House to the public in the next few weeks. Please contact Cheryl at the Josephy Center if you have questions, 541-432-0505 or email her at [email protected]

is a high pressure machine for making etchings, monotypes and other kinds of fine art prints. The press transfers ink to paper from plates made by artists in various ways. Having this new piece of equipment opens new avenues for artist to explore new tools. We will host classes with visiting instructors/artists and build a printmaking program that will allow local artists access to create work in the studio 24/7.

We also hope this will be a great part of our artist-in-residency initiative. “One of our missions is to support artists in the county,” said Cheryl Coughlan, Executive Director. “Very few artists can afford a piece of equipment like this. By equipping a studio at the Josephy Center, interested artists have entirely new ways to explore their creativity.” The press is a used one recently refurbished by the New Mexico company. The largest share of funds for the press, additional equipment and supplies came from the Wildhorse Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation and the Herbert Templeton Foundation. Private donors and sales of prints from a recent “Print-a-thon” also helped. “Print-making is a traditionally a collaborative art form,” said Board member Nancy Clarke. “We saw that from day one when the press was too big to fit through the door. A great team formed to get it out of the crate and into the building.”

The Board expects the studio to be managed by the artists who use it. In order to form a guild we invite artists to our first meeting on January 24th at 5:30 at the Josephy Center. Interested artists of all skill levels are encouraged to attend. We are looking for creative ideas to launch this program and how we can manage it so that everyone can create cool stuff. We will announce an official Open House to the public in the next few weeks. Please contact Cheryl at the Josephy Center if you have questions, 541-432-0505 or email her at [email protected].

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Date:
January 24, 2018
Time:
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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