Monday, September 14, 2020

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Artist, Diane Levesque

On Friday July 31st, we picked up a litho stone (bottom Left) with a drawing that Artist Diane Levesque just completed. This will be our first publishing project since leaving Columbia College in 2016. 

We will be posting the progress of this project. 

Diane Levesque in her studio.

This project marks the renewal of our tradition of collaborating with artists. 

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Hunkered Down

As you can all guess, CCR's POW is parked for the moment.
We are busy cleaning, organizing, and of course working in the studio. These moments of productivity are interspersed with moments of inertia, fear and doubt. BUT, we will get through this.

We will see you all soon, until then we love you all.
Remember to keep being creative and love one another.

A Drypoint I printed last night.
Mike, Stephen, David and Hortensia. My brothers and sister

The Power of Love

Thursday, March 5, 2020

First Drypoint @ the LGBT Center of SE Wisconsin

A new relationship.

CCR held its first of printmaking workshops at the LGBT Center in Racine. We hope there will be many more!


 Students and Staff at work creating drypoint images for most it was their first experience making prints.

First Print of the evening

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Demonstration and workshop at the MAM (Milwaukee Museum of Art)

On January 16th 2020 CCR was invited by the Milwaukee Museum of Art to conduct a workshop/demonstration in support of the exhibit; Landfall Press: Five Decades of Printmaking  

POW at the MAM
POW setup at the MAM

At this Lecture/workshop/demonstration- Silkscreen, relief and Laser (paper plate lithography) print processes were covered.

Images CCR Board member, Cate Pfeifer

Monday, December 9, 2019

Printing @ the Civil War Museum

This year during the 2019 Winter Christmas event held at the Kenosha Civil War Museum,  we gave away over a hundred prints to youngsters of all ages.

Green or Red!

This year's printers assistant.
We even had a soldier from the Civil War pull a print! 

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Students from Reuther Center High School with CCR at the Space

On October 24th CCR was invited to make paper and print T-shirts with Ruether High School art students. The students also had an opportunity to work with Yanos,  a tie-dye maker. Thanks, Amy and Ashlee for making this happen, and to the Kenosha Creative Space for hosting the workshops.

Ruether Art students with teachers, Amy Misurelli-Sorenson & Ashlee Rosko and guest artists Yano & Marilyn Propp, 

Ruether Students Making paper with Marilyn Propp @ the Space

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

25 years Anchor Graphics opening @ the Hokin Project room , Columbia College Chicago

25 Years of Printmaking!  Do we ever think about what we will be doing in 10 years let alone 25?  So many faces float into view when I think about the time that too quickly passed. People we have been fortunate to know and to work with.

The only thing that I can feel is gratitude for everyone who has given of their time and energy.  Support from hundreds of people in a hundred different ways. Without your assistance, encouragement, and ideas, the place would not have made it.

The ephemera table, postcards & newsletters, snippets of AG's history.
 Sue Coe, Margo Humphrey, Hollis Sigler and Anita Jung on the back wall.
Fred Stonehouse, Karl Wirsum and Richard Hull Lithographs

Installation view,  Artist in Residence wall

Lithographs by Nyame Brown & Kerry James Marshall.

Woodcut print and block by Katrina Andry

Thanks, everyone for making this happen.  
Stay tuned, Anchor Graphics is now the Center for Collaborative Research.

Sunday, October 6, 2019


Anchor Graphics 25 years

Anchor Graphics: 25 Years of Printmaking

Anchor Graphics: 25 Years of Printmaking

Thursday, October 17 at 5:00pm to 8:00pm
 Hokin Project
623 S Wabash Ave, 1st Floor, Chicago, IL 60605

An Anchor Graphics retrospective exhibition.
Anchor Graphics was a not-for-profit fine art press that brought together, under professional guidance, a diverse community of youth, emerging and established artists, and the public to advance the fine art of printmaking by integrating education with the creation of prints. The press was founded by David Jones and Marilyn Propp, and later became a program of the Art and Art Design department within Columbia College Chicago’s School of Fine and Performing Arts in 2006 and continued its mission within the college until 2015.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

POW at the 2019 Milwaukee Makers Faire

CCR's POW inside The Wisconsin Center

 Saturday and Sunday, Sept 14th and 15th CCR  drove its POW to participate in the Makers Faire at the Wisconsin Center in Downtown Milwaukee.

CCR Co-Founder Marilyn Propp showing visitors how paper is made.  We had hundreds of Maker Faire attendees stop by our booth and participate in our Make A Sheet Take A Sheet papermaking, and relief printing demonstrations.

The relief printing station featuring Cranfield Inks is ready to go.
UWM Print Club Members prepping for  the day's activities 

Our neighbors and  collaborators, the UWM Print Club in Action