German Village Society is pleased to welcome the artists of Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative to the Gallery at Brent Warner Fest Hall in the month of May, and we hope you will join us!
Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative continues to celebrate its 15th anniversary with this group exhibition, “Pressing Visions.” Intaglio, wood and linoleum relief, monotypes, letterpress and other methods are endlessly combined and varied to augment the printable visual language. The core members of Phoenix Rising have mastered many printmaking techniques, and even developed some of their own. It is this proficiency that allows them to freely express their ideas, giving eloquence to both impulsive gesture and careful execution.
“Pressing Visions” will feature works by eleven core members of the cooperative: Anne Cushman, co-founder; Judith Steele (German Village resident), Jennifer Cross, Cindy Davis, Donna Jacobs, Barbara Jurjans, Marilyn McPheron, Eliana Saari, Joan Tallan, Amanda VanDenberg and Mary Woodworth.
The exhibit will hang in the Gallery at Brent Warner Fest Hall upstairs at the German Village Society Meeting Haus at 588 S. Third St. from Thursday, May 1 through Sunday, June 8.
On May 21, the cooperative will present an artist talk in Fest Hall. All are welcome to hear this fascinating group of artists talk and teach about their work.
The Gallery at Brent Warner Fest Hall at the German Village Society Meeting Haus, 588 S. Third St.
Exhibit open May 1 – June 8
(M-F 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sun. 12-3 p.m.)
Members of the cooperative have been sharing a well- equipped studio and teaching printmaking in Columbus since September of 1998. When not presenting workshops or giving printmaking demonstrations, the artist members can be found exploring and refining print techniques. This remarkable organization is run by working artists, every one of which has a distinct artistic vision. Once their work is collected in a group exhibition, it reveals a surprising variety of visual styles and printmaking methods.
Printmaking brings artists together. Each proof print is a record of experiment. This evolutionary process includes a “cross-pollination” of new ideas from other members of the group. The resulting works reflect both the excitement of innovation and the harmony of this supportive group.
Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative
243 N. Fifth St, Suite 140, Columbus 43215
Discover the joy of “pulling a print”. This cooperative of fine art printmakers maintains a studio and offers classes for experienced artists to pursue the medium and for beginners who want to explore printmaking and create a work of art! Throughout the year, classes about etching, relief, monoprints and letterpress are offered. Group activities from artist talks and printmaking demonstrations to hands on workshops can be arranged.
Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative is dedicated to promoting the art of printmaking by providing a well-equipped studio, educational opportunities and an environment of mutual support, camaraderie and inspiration for artists and students, and the community.
Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative was formed in 1996, and began renovating a 1904 building (north of Whittier & Parsons) into a studio facility that opened its doors in September 1998. From its beginning the studio was equipped with a Takach etching press, a Vandercook relief press and materials to accommodate a variety of printmaking techniques. Later, Phoenix Rising acquired a second etching press and added additional mobile work tables so that more printmakers could work in the space.
Phoenix Rising had always operated as a nonprofit organization, and in June of 2010 was officially granted 501(c)(3)status. The cooperative moved to its present larger downtown venue in December 2011. The current facility is on the ground floor of a vintage factory in the Discovery District with a full wall of north facing windows and is ADA compliant.
Phoenix Rising has always maintained a high artistic standard in its programs and in the work produced by its members. Within the organization, members both challenge and encourage each other by sharing techniques and wisdom gained from experience.
Phoenix Rising’s artist members offer a variety of workshops and classes that highlight their particular skills and guest artists are invited to give special presentations. The artists of Phoenix Rising provide outreach programs demonstrating and teaching printmaking techniques in a variety of venues – public and private schools, art groups, central Ohio colleges, artist’s residencies, in-service workshops, etc.