Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Banking on Our Community

On July 21st and 22nd CCR (Center for Collaborative Research) joined the Kenosha Creative Space, artists, performers & merchants from the area in support and celebration of Uptown Brass Village.

Here are a few shots of our POW (Press On Wheels) in action.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Great article Sunday, July 16, on the Center for Collaborative Research!

Here's a link to the article in the Business section of the Kenosha News:

Center for Collaborative Research sets up shop, hopes to tie together arts with learning and employment. By Rex Davenport, Business editor
David describes his Xerox transfer image. Kenosha News photo by Brian Passino

Marilyn discusses how she explores the the conflict between industrial waste and ocean life in her work. Kenosha News photo by Brian Passino

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Papermaking class a huge success!

Participants are exploring, experimenting, working hard, and having a blast!  This week we covered shaped paper, stencils, and more pulp painting.

Gerry stenciling using pigmented pulp.
Gerry's pulp painting with inclusion. She experimented with smaller sheets.
Our MIAD intern Shanna, and Nancy's granddaughter May, experimenting with shaped paper, stencils, and pulp painting.
May is an eighth-grader visiting from Lagrangeville, in upstate New York. 
Our MIAD intern Shanna creating a smaller shaped sheet.
Shanna's circle piece drying on the very stained pellon. A shaped sheet using stencils, inclusions, and pulp painting.
Gerry's pulp-painted sheet with inclusions. 
Nancy's experiment with double-couching: a fantastic landscape.

Nancy experimenting with double-couching and pulp painting. Good times!

Friday, July 7, 2017

First Print at the CCR's temporary printshop

Hand printed on handmade abaca paper. 8.75" X 11.5"

This image was printed from a lithographic stone that was created around 1900.
The image was engraved on stone and then printed using traditional lithographic techniques.

There will be an edition of 20, hand printed and then sold for $20.00 each 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The new OLD/NEW litho press

The old/new litho press waits for the breath of life, 
for the push and pull of the sweet feeling of pulling prints from a rock, a piece of the planet.  
The physicality of work, of producing something.
Of Process.