FANDOM216 CHILI Crock Pot COOK-OFF @Waterloo Arts- Pre Super Bowl Watching Party

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.


Stephanie Kluk Zygote’s New Associate Director

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.


Welcome Sarah McKenzie Soros/Colombel Edition Residency

Artist Talk: Saturday, January 30, 10-noon

At Zygote Press, 1410 East 30th Street.
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.


Meet Mandy Bernard from Homer, Alaska

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.

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>


Meet visiting artist Adrienne Lichliter

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.



Free the Ink: INK House Grand Opening
6.27.2015, 12-4pm

Zygote Press’s satellite location-INK House ‘Fine Art Edition Printmaking Studio’, will host its GRAND OPENING during the Waterloo Arts Fest! Printmaking demonstrations will take place both in and outside of INK House. Take a tour of the newly renovated printshop. Catch a glimpse of what’s required to create a hand-pulled limited edition print by watching professional printmakers hard at work. In the backyard, make a printed impression while taking a ride on Inky, Zygote’s hybrid rocking horse/printmaking press. Cranky, Zygote’s mobile letterpress will be cranking-away in the tent. There will be free printed take-aways, cool refreshments, prints for sale, not to mention live music on the front porch!


Morgan Meis leads WIP session June 20th

The second WIP session is June 20th, 2015 10am to noon with Morgan Meis, founding member of Flux Factory and SPACES’ first Art Writer-in-Residence.

Morgan Meis has a PhD in Philosophy and is a founding member of Flux Factory, an arts collective in New York. He has written for The New Yorkern+1, The Believer, Harper’s Magazine, and The Virginia Quarterly Review. He won the Whiting Award in 2013. Morgan is also an editor at 3 Quarks Daily, and a winner of a Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers grant. A book of Morgan’s selected essays can be found here.530299_4015050889248_367890091_n

WIP sessions occur in an open and productive forum facilitated by individuals who are active in the regional art scene. Each session consists of 8 participating artists and an audience of community members—essential for artists who desire feedback, professional dialogue and advice. WIP is back, due to popular request, because there is rarely a forum for such stimulation outside the university experience and because artists need critical discourse as artwork is progressing in the studio.

WIP targets emerging, mid-career and established artists working in any visual medium to engage in critical discourse with peers and others involved in contemporary art making. Twice in 2015, Zygote will invite professionals in the field to facilitate these sessions.


Welcome Patti Fields & Ray Juaire as this year’s AIR artists.

Patti & Ray will be working in Zygote’s studio this summer. Stay tuned for more details. Meanwhile save the date for their closing reception and artist talk.

Closing Reception September 26th 2-4pm   ** Artist talk 3pm **

The full run of the exhibition is September 4th through October 3rd, 2015.

Patti Fields and Ray Juaire work and live in the Cleveland area. They both attended The Cleveland Institute of Art where they met and began their collaboration over 20 years ago. Fields, a trained Metalsmith, often focuses on the smallest of details within her jewelry and sculptural work, while Juaire comes from a background in Painting, Sculpture, and Photography. Together, they create objects that utilize both their vision, interests, and skills.

They often transform a variety of media to create artwork that, at times, symbolizes their professional and personal relationship and explores issues of place and memory. Their work can be singular or done in small series that play with balance, utilizing dynamic forms, conceptual narratives, and a re-imagined history of the objects they incorporate in each of their pieces. They create new histories in the combinations of fabricated and found objects and work to create metaphors for the nucleus of human, scientific, and metaphysical relationships.