WIP (Works In Progress) Only 5 spots open for March 5th. Critique sessions take place on Saturdays from 10-noon on March 5th and July 9th. These sessions are all free an open to all artists working in different disciplines. This program is geared for the non-student artists who are disconnected from the critical feedback that is offered at the university level. All of the sessions will be held at Zygote Press, Inc. (ZPI) The goal is not to show work that is completed but “in progress”. Each WIP session will have a different facilitator and in 2016 we focus on two Akron curators. Each session has eight participants and they have 15 minutes of time to gain feedback about their work and ideas. Other people also contribute to the conversation in an open forum. Sign ups are first come, first serve. To participate, please contact Corrie Slawson. corrie at zygotepres dot org
Arnold Tunstall has worked for the Akron Art Museum in various curatorial positions since 1985 and has served as the Collections Manager and Registrar since 1994. Tunstall is also currently on the board of directors of SPACES Gallery. He received his Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from the University of Akron majoring in Graphic Design and Photography, he received his Masters of Fine Arts in Photography from Ohio University. Tunstall is an occasional adjunct instructor at the University of Akron, Myers School of Art, and is currently teaching in the the Arts Administration program at U of A.
Please join us for a gathering of artists and sports fans for this pre-watch party before the 5oth Anniversary of the Super Bowl at Waterloo Arts
Bring your spectacular chili & BYOBeverage!
February 7, 2016, 2-4pm
at Waterloo Arts The grand prize is a Fandom 216 Bob Kelemen Poster, Gift Certificate to Stone Mad, Praxis Hand-dyed Apron, Bottle of Cleveland Whiskey and some other goodies! Bring your chili in crock pot and supply your own beverage.
Effective January 1, 2016 Zygote Press announces Stephanie Kluk as Associate Director and the newest member to our staff. She has been Interim Director at Art House where she was the Community Enrichment and Program Director for more than seven years. She has been in the non-profit sector for ten years and has led wonderful programs like Urban Bright and StudioGo for Art House. During her time at ArtHouse Kluk has been an energetic advocate for arts education in the Harvard Denison neighborhood.
Stephanie has been the Board President of Cleveland West Art League (CWAL) for two years and has sat on the board for more than four. She is an artist who specializes in photography and we are thrilled to have her on our team.
At Zygote, Stephanie will be directing communications, office management, scheduling, and educational engagement programs. Please introduce yourself next time you are at Zygote.
Sarah McKenzie lives and works in Boulder, Colorado. Her work captures architecture in transition. Past series have focused on construction sites and abandoned structures. More recent canvases depict hotel rooms and parking garages–spaces that are specifically designed to accommodate the temporary; spaces that are fluid rather than fixed.
Join us on November 11 from 5:30-7:30pm for Happy Hour at Happy Dog (west side) to greet our next visiting artist Mandy Bernard. She is here on a self-styled residency and to show us how to print yards of fabric.
SCREEN PRINTING REPEATING PATTERNS: EQUIPMENT, DESIGN, EXECUTION|
Sunday, November 15, 2015, 1-3pm
with Mandy Bernard, independent resident artist from Homer, Alaska
Learn how to create your own screen printing space appropriate for printing fabric yardage at home, and review equipment & techniques for successful pattern design. Participants will receive a presentation on materials and methods, and review resources for designing their own unique pattern for printing. strong>
September 15th – WOOD LITHO DEMO/WORKSHOP+ beer&pizza meet&greet. at Zygote, 6-9:30pm.
Lithography on wood stems from a traditional Japanese process called Mokulito, a rare and seldom practiced mode of printmaking. In this demo artist Adrienne Lichliter will show her method that she has been experimenting with since 2013, allowing printmakers to create lithographs on cheap plywood using traditional lithographic materials. This process not only provides a cheaper, more accessible form of lithography but also requires no harmful solvents and chemicals. Furthermore wood litho has a truly unique aesthetic, allowing the artist to incorporate wood grain and carving with lithographic marks. Through the demo artists will learn all the quirks to the processing and printing so that they can go on to incorporate the method in their own work.
Adrienne Lichliter is a printmaking and paper artist working in Dallas, Texas at newly founded PICNIC Press and Studios. She received her MFA from Clemson University in 2014 and has a Bachelors of Arts in Art History and Art from Southern Methodist University. Her work has been shown throughout Texas and the United States as well as abroad in China, Japan and Egypt. She has been a resident artist at The Kala Art Institute in Berkeley CA, 100 West in Corsicana TX, and Artscape in Gibraltar Point, Canada. Her signature wood lithography process has been demonstrated at multiple printshops across the country, as she pioneers bringing the practice to North America.