July 7 – 28: Rasmuson Residency Exhibition – Michael Conti & Claudio Orso
July 7, 6-8pm:
Trapiantato Remoto Exhibition Opening Reception
Trapiantato Remoto is like a joke within a joke (in Italian). It is a misspelling of a verbal tense referring to something long past. Both artists were responsive to their environments and soaking in as much as the people, places and participatory events that they could during their respective stays.
Artist Michael Conti, of Anchorage, Alaska, has been in Cleveland this summer capturing images with his camera of our most historic monuments, both the ones that exist and others should exist because they mark significant events in our city’s history. The project is part of his summer residency at Zygote Press, through the Rasmuson Resident Exchange program between June 1st until the end of July.
During Orso’s residency, he responded to much of the animals and awe inspiring Alaskan landscape around him through creating woodcuts. He came home after his two months in Homer and had another residency in Montana. The culmination of these two residencies will be in the exhibition along with his inspired creations that he created as a Resident Artist for Parade the Circle at the Cleveland Museum of Arts huge 2017 celebration.
The program provides for one artist each from Alaska and Ohio to visit the other state and make art there. Conti’s art –including polymer plate intaglios, screen prints and lasercut images–will be exhibited along with that of Ohio artist Claudio Giacone Orso, who spent his Rasmuson residency in Homer, Alaska.
Rasmuson Foundation honors the merit and significance of a life dedicated to serious artistic exploration and growth. We believe that an artist’s energy, ideas and creative drive cannot bear fruit without periods of time devoted to experimentation, education, and personal reflection.
|Foreign Affairs Exhibition: September 9-16, 2017
The Ohio Arts Council & Zygote Press Dresden Exchange Program
September 9, 1-3pm: Foreign Affairs Opening Reception
September 9, 2pm: Foreign Affairs Artist Talk
In its 18th year, the Dresden Exchange Residency is an ongoing cultural-artistic link between the State of Ohio and the City of Dresden. Zygote Press, Cleveland and the Grafikwerkstatt, Dresden, host two guest artists each year with the support of the Ohio Arts Council (OAC.) Residency artists are expected to engage with the fine art printmaking studios by creating art, exploring new techniques and interacting with their host colleagues.Zygote Press builds upon its record of international exchange this month with featuring visiting artists Thomas Hellinger & Falk Toepfer. Zygote will be sending Rebekah Wilhelm, Zygote’s Shop Manager and Patrick Mauk from Dayton, Ohio. Zygote’s Dresden Exchange is the longest-running international artist exchange program in Ohio.