Wednesday, October 29, 2008


From the mail (with minor edits):
Dear Associates and Friends of The Ink Shop,

After carefully weighing all the pros and cons, The Ink Shop Board of Directors recently voted to stay at our new location on the 2nd floor of the Community School of Music and Art Building. We feel we have a great future here and want to continue to develop our exhibit and workshop programming. CSMA has agreed that we will be able to exhibit in the Hallway Gallery the whole year around and the Lobby Gallery for four months every year. We discussed helping to coordinate additional shows in the CSMA gallery space with artists doing interesting work, whether installations, video, or other media. We are excited about these possibilities and look forward to your involvement in all aspects.

Beginning in November, The Ink Shop and CSMA will showcase all artists/instructors that are currently teaching in both places. That is our first adventure in collaboration. We also will discuss with CSMA about collaborating on a series of parent/kids workshops in the summer months.

As for the Holidays, we will have a Grand Opening Party on December 5, during Gallery Night at the Opening of the last exhibition of this year, "Fine Edge", which will showcase nine artists. As in previous years , we will start the Holiday Print Sale at that opening and we will also offer an offset printed calendar with images from Ink Shop Artists.

Looking ahead, we have planned an exciting schedule of exhibitions for 2009:

*Van Deb Editions with cutting edge of intaglios from Marjorie Van Dyke's studio

*an installation of Lisa Mackie's prints and books, both from New York City.

*a one person show with Zevi Blum, Professor Emeritus from Cornell, now living in California.

*We invite our associates to exhibit with us in "Exquisite Corpse", a game of prints in March 2009

*a Monotype Printing Event in April

*a portfolio of prints "12x12" in preparation for our 10th Anniversary in 2010!

Watch for applications for open exhibits on The Ink Shop website:

Hopefully, you already have planned to take a workshop with us, and have marked your calendar for the upcoming Talk Print with Minna Resnick and Susan Weisend on their print adventure in China last year on Thursday October 30, 7 -8 pm.

Please also take a look at Caleb R. Thomas exhibition "Balancing on Rooftops" which goes though November 17. He will give a gallery tour on Thursday November 13, 7-8pm.

Last but not least, we would like you to come down and meet our new H. Peter Kahn Fellow Jamie Ellen Davies who started to work with us in September.

Our heartfelt thanks to all of you for all of your support to The Ink Shop as move beyond recent disruption and toward renewed artistic excellence and opportunity.

Join the creative spirit,

Christa Wolf
for the Board of Directors


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