Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Preparation Relocation

Tuesday July 9th, 2019

Jessica Meuninck-Ganger and Chris Flynn continued to pack up the shop as I mostly wandered around thinking about the people who have graced Anchor over the years with their presence. Anchor Graphics hosted 100's of exhibits, published 60 or so artists,  provided free printmaking classes to young people in the community, provided learning opportunities for interns,and an environment conducive for creative risk-taking for our resident artists.

On the way to Chicago, Jessica and I talked about the mission of CCR,  and acknowledged that its roots are firmly planted in the history of Anchor Graphics. But the cultural landscape of the 1990's has changed. It is our responsibility to provide a space that continues to welcome research and community collaboration, where prints can be utilized as tools for social engagement and  building awareness of global issues--all the while being a place where beautiful and meaningful works of art are created. 

Photos, Jessica Meuninck-Ganger
Jessica Meuninck-Ganger and I filling the subaru with tools, and printshop miscellania, some of the stuff has been with Anchor since the beginning.  The question for the day was what to leave behind and what to take to the new home. 

Prepping the press for moving. We got this  40" X 70" French Tool Press in 1990
We had to rent a crane to get it out of a 2 story walk up in Eureka Springs.
tomorrow it makes the trip to 
Milwaukee where it will eventually grace the Center for Collaborative Research.

Good Vibes and Good Flavor, yep,  that"s what CCR will provide.  

The new space has yet to be found, so until it reveals itself we will be storing the equipment for a short time.  Thursday July 11th we will be loading up the Presses, and Misc equipment.   

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