Print Lottery OpeningSeptember 8th, 5 - 7pm
The opening night of our month-long exhibit! Come and see for yourself the prints and works on paper of 200 artists from around the world, that could be yours with the purchase of a lottery ticket! Rub elbows with the artists, AS220 Community Printshop staff and members, and learn more about the works and about our Printshop!
Proceed and Be Bold!Wednesday, September 19th, 7pm
Documentary film about letterpress printer and Print Lottery Keynote Speaker, Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. that discusses the monetary and intrinsic values of art, the goals of an artist, the workings of race and culture, and what "the American Dream" really means.
Proceeded by: Communal History: The Story of the AS220 Community Printshop: A brand new short by Timothy Whitney that tells the story of our Printshop and the thriving community that has sprung up around it!Watch the trailer for Proceed and Be Bold here
Printmaking for Kids - Demo DaySaturday, September 22nd, 12-4pm
Bring t-shirts to print on, or print on paper for free.
Broadsides WorkshopThursday, September 27th, 6-9pm Led by Artist Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.
Admission included with Print Lottery Ticket Purchase. Come create your own broadside poster using our printing equipment with instruction from Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr! Take it home, frame it and hang it on your wall! All FREE with the purchase of a Print Lottery ticket. A very rare opportunity that should not be missed!Location: AS220 Community Printshop, Mercantile Block, 131 Washington St
Artist Talk with Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.Friday, September 28th, 6pm
Presenting: the 2012 Print LotterySaturday, September 29th, 7-10pm
This is it! Win a print from the exhibition and be an important part of the Printshop's continued success. The image slideshow just below contains works to be won!
Unless otherwise noted, all events are free, for all ages, and located at AS220's Main Gallery and Performance Space, 115 Empire Street, Providence RI
So we May Proceed and Prosper!
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Below: A Glimpse of Work to be Won
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The AS220 Community Printshop is celebrating its 5th year of continuous operations and we invite you to take part in the fun!
This September, AS220 will showcase the prints and works on paper of 200 artists from around the world in an exhibition at the non-profit’s Main Gallery and Performance Space at 115 Empire Street. Members of the public can purchase a $100 ticket, guaranteed to win a print at the culminating event on September 29, 2012. In the interest of fun, artwork in the show is won by way of a blind lottery.
About Keynote Speaker:
Amos Paul Kennedy
We are also pleased to announce the keynote speaker for this year’s Print Lottery, letterpress printer Amos Paul Kennedy. At the age of 40, Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. abandoned the traditional American Dream to follow his own. Unsatisfied with his comfortable, middle-class life, he traded in his computer for a printing press and his white collar for a pair of overalls. Armed with life, liberty, peanuts, and a yearly income of $7,000, Amos cranked out a new, mutinous declaration of independence.
Put together an exciting survey of contemporary prints / works on paper, cultivate appreciation for the art of multiples, introduce print processes to the public with free workshops, foster a sense of involvement and ownership in the AS220 Community Printshop, and raise $25,000 to help support our shop's operations.
If you are unfamiliar with the shop, visit us as at AS220.org/Printshop to see - but, in short, we provide affordable, quality printmaking classes to a broad creative community, as well as access to an incredible array of professional facilities for members to practice printmaking.
Over the past 5 years, the AS220 Printshop has taught 1,500 members of the community to become makers of multiples. Our dedicated team of 2 staff members, 13 keymembers, and 15 monitor members supports a shop that is open 6 days a week to the public, with 27 printing slots available daily to novice and seasoned printmakers alike. Each month, there are 780 hoursof active printmaking with our resources, which range from a 1950‘s letterpess to a one-of-a-kind 9 foot etching press. We support a community of 400 members—putting prints in the in the public eye and pushing the boundaries of traditional printmaking methods.