Friday, July 12, 2013

Chicago Printmakers Collaborative At Square Roots Festival this weekend - Plus SOUNDCHECK: the portfolio suite on view at the CPC

  Stop by the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative rockin' booth, sip some craft beer,
check out the great music lineup, and take home some amazing print swag, including one of our very cool new tees, featuring this design, only $20:

 Festival hours: July 12th - 14th, 2013
Lincoln Avenue between Montrose and Wilson 

Friday, July 12th, 5:00 - 10:00 PM
Saturday, July 13th, 12:00 - 10:00 PM
Sunday, July 14th, 12:00 - 8:00 PM

meanwhile, back at the ranch: a must see.....
SOUNDCHECK: the portfolio suite

The Portfolio Suite Artists:
Christopher Blume (Rivals), Chris Flynn (Hyperbole Ensemble),
Michael Jackson (Heart, Head and Tails), Wyatt Grant (Pool Holograph),
Deborah Maris Lader (Sons of the Never Wrong),
Jon Langford, Alan Lerner (37 Questions),
Justin Santora & Jason S Thompson (The Sky We Scrape),
Maria Sanchez & Brandon Ross (The Glorious Vapors)
SOUNDCHECK aims to celebrate the work of Musician-Printmakers who actively and enthusiastically express themselves in multiple art forms. To pick careers in both music and art is not exactly the most lucrative choice, and yet, these artists strive for the highest standards in both of their chosen mediums. These art forms are related. The act of recording is an act of layering, as the rhythms are often tracked first, with layers and layers of instruments and vocals resting upon one another in a complex matrix of sound. So too are prints made, with layers of visual information entered upon stone or plate or screen in order to produce a rich and penetrating image. 

The exhibition showcases a portfolio suite of prints made by 9 artists in an edition of 20. An accompanying CD of  9 songs (related to the artwork, recorded by each artist) is included in the packaging of the portfolio, which resembles a vinyl album cover, since the print size is 12 x 12 inches. 10 Portfolios are available
to the public for purchase, as well as individual proofs by each artist. 

The exhibit shows the portfolio prints as well as additional print work by each of the participating artists. The portfolio features all methods of traditional printmaking: lithography, etching, screen printing, and relief. The music of the artists ranges from folk to jazz, rock and punk and everything in between.

Some of the Soundcheck Artists, L - R: Christopher Blume, Jon Langford, Megan Sterling,
 Deborah Maris Lader, Michael Jackson, Alan Lerner, Brandon Ross.

Alan Lerner, "37 Questions"

Deborah Maris Lader, "Wholes"

The Gallery is open fridays and saturdays,

The CPC is located in Lincoln Square, at 4642 N. Western Avenue,
just across the street from the Brown Line el stop,
on the west side of the street, between Wilson and Leland.
Get inky and MAKE PRINTS everyone!!!!
Chicago Printmakers Collaborative



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