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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
2014 Fall Instructors

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.
Cathie Crawfordhas concentrated on the color reduction woodcut since completing an MFA in 1987 from Bradley University.Her work has been included in over three hundred exhibitions, fifty-five juried national shows and fifteen international juried exhibitions.Crawford has won thirty-five awards at both the national and regional level.Her woodcuts have been exhibited in 21states as well as France, Poland, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom.Crawford’s prints are included in private and corporate collections in eight countries.The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC selected Plane Magic f…

Last Week to see the show!

Backspace Collective
Metropolis Familiarisends Friday, August 22 Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday
10am -3:00pm or by appointment please contact Dawn Gettler 773.425.2507 Metropolis Familiaris
Internationally Juried Show
at Prairie Center of the Arts Gallery One
Our cities are made up of thousands of individual cells working separately yet together to form a unified body. Circulatory systems move goods, currency, information, and people throughout the city. The combination of these interactive systems starts to mimic the complexity found in biological organisms. Metropolis familiaris will explore how cities are a shared environment - places of private space and public space. How do our individual lives affect each other? How do buildings talk to each other? Architecture and city systems come to life as cities rise and fall and the people within them change. In Metropolis familiaris, artists are invited to respond creativel…