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What’s Blooming on May 19 11a-7p

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From Cuyler to Humphrey on Harrison Street
Art fair, multiple music stages, food trucks, children’s carnival & makers booths!
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Stop by Expressions Graphics Fine Art Printmaking Studio!

Outside our Fine Art Printmaking studio

  • IMG_3487Screen print your very own “What”s Blooming” Tote Bag for only $5!
  • Make your own button using stamps and markers!
  • Find Prismacolor pencils for $1, journals, hand-printed cards and more

In the gallery

  • See our What’s Blooming exhibit
  • Find more prints by local artists for sale

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Pipelines and Borderlines Show and Talk

Expressions Graphics is proud to be hosting the Pipelines and Borderlines Art of Survival Portfolio show April 1- May 5, 2018.

Twenty-four artists have come together to create a portfolio to educate the public about the adverse impacts on all of us caused by unsustainable production and consumption of non renewable energy.

Closing Reception: May 5th, 7pm

Special Guest Speaker Carolyn Raffensperger

 Carolyn Raffensperger will talk about her experience with the Dakota Access Pipeline, protests and Standing Rock.  Carolyn helped set up the legal structure for the Standing Rock protest and community.

Carolyn E. Raffensperger is an environmental lawyer and the executive director of the Science & Environmental Health Network, as well as being a leading expert on the Precautionary PrincipleWikipedia

Expressions Graphics in Cross Town Exchange at Spudnick Press

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Throughout Chicago’s history, printmakers played an active role in the community as publishers and distributors. Local papers were printed and distributed as early as 1833. With easy access to freight lines, numerous plants, and a growing workforce, Chicago rose to become a printing giant during the late 19th Century. At a time ruled by commercial printing, many printers and publishers relocated south of the Loop into Printers Row, also known as Printing House Row, allowing them to expand into larger facilities and bringing them closer to the Dearborn Street train station. By 1960, there were 2,100 printing establishments in the city, including the world’s three largest at the time.

But as use of automation and digital technology changed the face of commercial printing, a new group of Chicago printers emerged. Independent, artist-run shops, including Landfall Press and Plucked Chicken Press opened in the 1970s. Since then, and no longer centralized in Printers Row, many print shops sprouted throughout the city and continue to engage the community through the creation of art that embraces socially engaged themes and/or by addressing a wide range of commercial needs.

Chicago: A Cross-Town Exchange is an exhibition that features a print portfolio of the same name, bringing together 26 artists/collectives from numerous print shops and studios across the city and surrounding neighborhoods. While this is a small sampling of the city’s thriving printmaking community, it is demonstrative of Chicago’s collaborative spirit and the many spaces that allow for the creation of printed work. This portfolio of prints includes multiple print processes such as screen printing, relief, intaglio, and more.

February Exhibit – “The Art of Hearts”

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Expressions Graphics Studio Gallery

February 3 – 28, 2018

Expressions Graphics members interpret Love, Hearts, Relationships and more through printmaking.

 

Judge : Marcia Palazzolo

 

Reception: Friday February 16, 7-9pm.

Expressions Graphics is partially funded by the Oak Park Area Arts Council, in partnership with the Village of Oak Park and the Illinois Arts Council Agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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January – Riverside After School Arts Exhibit

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Come and see our exhibition of students artwork from the Riverside After School Arts class. Students grades K – 11th will be showing their classroom art projects from our Fall 2017 class at Expressions Graphics Studio. The reception will take place Saturday, January 28, 1:00pm. Please bring a treat to share! When the reception is over all the pieces will be taken down and sent home.

Instructors: Janet Schill, Stephanie Schultz and Ellen Fong

Exhibition: Jan. 8 – 28, 2018

Reception: Sunday, January 28, 1:00PM for students, parents, friends & family

 

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