New Initiatives in Book Arts and Printmaking

Fall 2014 Classes and Workshops

Intro to Relief Printmaking
Carousel Book Making
Old-school Printing
Beginning Letterpress printing - part one
Beginning Letterpress printing - part two
Registration Form and Information
Our instructors at Prairie Center are experts in the field of Book Arts and printmaking. They have a love for what they do and want to share that with our community.

Upcoming Shows and Events in Gallery One
4th Annual Members' Exhibition
Backspace Collective


September 5th-30th
Opening Reception: Friday, September 5th, 5pm-8pm
Gallery Hours:
Monday - Friday
10:00am -3:00pm  or by appointment
(and reception times below)
please contact Dawn Gettler

Backspace is a center for new ideas in a radically changing world. We provide an outlet for creative expression that is integral to a healthy society, and promote civic engagement locally and globally. We are dedicated to fostering innovative, risk-taking contemporary art and cultural scholarship through exhibitions, lectures, and other events and programming. Our space is a forum for exhibiting, discussing, and interpreting works ranging from traditional plastic arts to performance and new media. We are committed to expanding the cultural vocabulary within central Illinois while actively engaging in the myriad discourses within contemporary art.

Peoria Making A Difference

Learn more about how we used the funds raised at our last year’s Peoria Fall Fundraiser to change lives for girls (and boys, too) from 10 rural villages in Guatemala:

(2014 Mid-Year Impact Report)

(tri-fold brochure)