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September 7, 2016, Featured

Zygote at Fine Art Print Fair at CMA

Zygote is participating in the 32nd Annual Fine Art Print Fair this year! Please stop by the Cleveland Museum of Art September 23-25 to view recent editions produced through INK House. Also on view will be a selection of Zygote artists work. Sarah Mckenzie, Michelle Grabner, Brooke Inman, Jerry Birchfield, Rian Brown-Orso, and Kristina Paabus are some of the artists whose work you’ll encounter at the fair. For more information please visit SarahMcKenzie_Litho_Web


August 18, 2016, Uncategorized

Classes starting in the Fall with Screenprinting

Screenprinting 101 with Hannah Manocchio
September 20 & 27, 6-9pm
$125 includes a free open studio pass.
$106.25 member price

Screenprinting 101 will give you the basic steps on how to transfer your designs to posters or apparel. The class includes the use of Zygote screens, materials, and equipment plus a free pass to come back and work during one of our open studio sessions (a $20 value).
Screenprinting is an art form known for its bold graphics and quick-print ability to do large runs. A close cousin of stenciling, screenprinting is easy to learn, and a little harder to master. This class will get you started learning how to print on paper and fabric, gradually increasing in complexity and nuance. With the ongoing support of a pro to help trouble-shoot along the way, students will be familiar with dark room exposure, mesh count, screen tension, ink consistency, and registration. Students will be able to develop their imagery, be it hand-drawn illustration or digital files, to work best as a print. By the end of the class, students will know their way around the print shop, and be well equipped to continue printing independently at Zygote Press.

August 18, 2016, Uncategorized

Zygote Artist Resident Meeting – September 1, 6-8pm

The annual Zygote Artist Resident Meeting for locker and studio renters and interns will be held on September 1st from 6-8pm at Zygote Press.
New codes will be issued, contracts signed, and the 2016-2017 programming year will be shared. Rebekah will conduct reminder green clean up policies, and we will give a free month of studio/locker rental away. This is a mandatory meeting for all shop users. Food and beverages will be provided.

If you have a doorcode this meeting is for you!


August 3, 2016, Uncategorized

Walk All Over Waterloo this Friday

INK House this Friday
(August 5, 2016) from 5-10pm

Please stop by INK House this Friday from 5-10pm for Walk All Over Waterloo. Artists Abigail Clark and Mike Lombardy’s exhibition The Map Is Not The Territory will be on view in the Print Garage. The exhibition consists of art and clothing. A must see!

Inside INK House will be showing off some of our latest editions by Svenja Wichman, Toney Franz, and Jennie Jones. Please stop by for an up close look!

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July 6, 2016, Uncategorized

Green Growth Symposium is THIS SATURDAY!

Join artists, educators, administrators, and the eco-conscious at Zygote’s 1st Green Growth Symposium.
Panelists: Jennifer Coleman (Senior Program Officer, Gund Foundation), Donna Friedman (Investigator, NEO Sewer District), Kristin Hall (Sustainability Manager, City of CLE Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, Bellamy Printz (Chief Curator, The Cleveland Clinic), Missy McCormick (Assistant Professor and Ceramics Coordinator, Youngstown State University, Nicole McGee (Founder/Artistic Director of Upcycle Parts Shop, Will Stanford (Inspector @ NEO Sewer District), Rebekah Wilhelm (Shop Manager, Zygote Press)


June 6, 2016, Uncategorized

June 15 deadlines for residency & curatorial proposal

June 15, 2016 is the next deadline for our 2-week residency and for curatorial proposals.
Both are wonderful opportunities with small stipends. Our 2-week resident artists live upstairs in ZPASS and have full access to the studio. What more could you want?


May 23, 2016, Uncategorized

Rasmuson Resident Artist arrives in Cleveland

Join us on Saturday, June 4th at 10:00 am for a morning artist talk by Rasmuson Artist in residence from Fairbanks, Alaska, Sara Tabbert. Free and open to the public.


May 3, 2016, Uncategorized

T’Ain’t Nobody’s Business if I Do

Zygote Press is pleased to present the first solo Cleveland exhibition by Albanian born Italian artist Anila Rubiku who is featuring her new work about chains and their collective meaning as universal signifiers; for the enigma of love, loss and longing. Rubiku has married lyrics from the American blues songbook to her sculpture, silk screens, charcoal works.

Besides her work for this solo show, Anila is working with the Thomas Jefferson Newcomers Academy students who will presenting their work at Zygote in the near future. She has also presented her work to the Cleveland Institute of Art’s Social Practice Class and Laurel School.

Anila Rubiku is the Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion resident working at Zygote Press. The Cleveland foundation supports artists for 3 months residencies in Cleveland.

Anila Rubiku studied at the Tirana Academy of Arts (1994) and did her post graduate work in Milan at the Brera Academy (2000). At present she works between Milan, Tirana and Toronto.


April 25, 2016, Uncategorized

Works In Progress (WIP)
Guest facilitator: SPACES Art Writer-in-Residence Jillian Steinhauer
June 11, 2016

Zygote is pleased to announce our June WIP guest facilitator, SPACES Art Writer-in-Residence, Jillian Steinhauer. WIP sessions are free and 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 are held at Zygote Press, Inc. (ZPI) and all participants must be a current Zygote member. The goal is not to show work that is completed but “in progress”. Each critique is 15 minutes long with up to eight participants. The conversation will be led by Jillian with welcomed feedback and ideas from the crowd. Sign ups are first come, first serve. To participate in the June 11th WIP please contact Corrie Slawson at corrie (at) zygote press (dot) org

Jillian Steinhauer is the senior editor of Hyperallergic and a writer living in Brooklyn (as well as a sometime copy editor and proofreader). Her work has appeared in Slate, the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Paris Review Daily, Longreads, and other publications. She was the winner of the 2014 Best Art Reporting award from the US chapter of the International Association of Art Critics, and holds a master’s degree in Cultural Reporting and Criticism from New York University and a bachelor’s in Comparative Literature from the University of Michigan.


April 11, 2016, Uncategorized

WIP in July

WIP Sessions:
Critique sessions take place on Saturdays from 10-noon on March 5th and July 9th. Every artist participant MUST BE A ZYGOTE MEMBER. 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. 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 who have 15 minutes of time to gain feedback about their work and ideas. Anyone can take part as an audience member and also contribute to the conversation in an open forum.
Sign ups to present works in progress are first come, first serve. To participate, please join Zygote and then contact Corrie Slawson at corrie (at) zygote press (dot) org
JULY 9th 10-NOON
Theresa Bembnister is associate curator at the Akron Art Museum. She received her MA in art history and museum studies from Case Western Reserve University and a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. Her writing has appeared in Cleveland’s Scene, Kansas City’s Pitch, the Kansas City Star, and