Story Retold: Prints by Annie Lee-Zimerle (Chakeres Interactive Art Lab) – At the Springfield Museum of Art Nov 11, 2016-May 21, 2017

(Photos by Barb Weinert-McBee)
Opening night at Story Retold, by Annie Lee-Zimerle (Chakeres Interactive Art Lab) – At the Springfield Museum of Art.

Through printmaking and painting, Annie Lee-Zimerle retells popular narratives via personal experiences. While watching her children play dress-up she wonders what compels children to act as others and explores this play by positioning herself as popular characters.

Lee-Zimerle is an assistant professor and currently teaches drawing and printmaking at Cedarville University.

Where: Springfield Museum of Art (Chakeres Interactive Art Lab)
Dates: Nov 11, 2016-May 21, 2017

Opening night – Dayton/Kyoto Print Invitational Exchange and Exhibition: STORM at the Springfield Museum of Art on 11/12/2016

Many enjoyed the opening of the Dayton/Kyoto Print Invitational Exchange and Exhibition: STORM at the Springfield Museum of Art on Saturday Nov. 12, 2016.  The show runs through March 25, 2017. (Photos by Barb Weinert-McBee)

The Dayton/Kyoto Invitational is an international print exchange between the Dayton Printmakers’ Cooperative and Gen Studio Group in Kyoto, Japan. The groups have been exchanging prints for simultaneous portfolio exhibitions in the Dayton, Ohio and Kyoto, Japan areas since 2003. Each year a theme is determined by one of the two groups. The theme chosen for this portfolio is “STORM.” Participating artists interpret the theme and create an image using a printmaking process or a combination of processes. Included in this exhibition are works by 21 artists from Japan and 18 from Dayton.

Dayton Artists:

Megan Brandewei, Doug Fiely, Gretchen Jacobs, Ernie Koerlin, David Leach,
Annie Lee-Zimerle, Al Lochtefeld, Ray Must, Jaime Pacheco, Kathryn Pitstick,
Debra Richardson-Wood, Sherraid Scott, Lisa Selvia Johnson, Diane Stemper,
Carrie South, Doug Taylor, Stephanie Tyson, Kim Vito, Barb Weinert-McBee,
Micah Zavacky.

Kyoto Artists:


Akiko Hasegawa, Tomoko Sase, Shibata Rie, Atsuko Honda, Yuko Innami,
Kousaka Shinnosuke, Yamagen Iwao, Kiyoko Naito, Ishizuka Keiko,
Nobuko Ueda, Hiroko Oosaki, Machiko Honda, Sou Yumiko, Suenaga Keiich
Takehiro Sano, Masaki Nose, Keiko Tsuda, Kei Sakakibara, Hikaru Suto,
Eiko Uchikoba, Handa Makoto.

Dayton/Kyoto Print Exhibition: Storm 2016-17

Dayton/Kyoto International Print Exchange Invitational: Storm

The 2016/2017 exhibition theme is Storm. Artists from the Dayton Print Cooperative and from Kyoto, Japan responded to the theme and created 50 small edition prints. The exhibition is hosted by the Springfield Museum of Art in Springfield, Ohio, from November 12, 2016 – March 25, 2017 and is on view at Art Forum JARFO in Kyoto, Japan, from November 29 – December 4, 2016.

Join us at the Springfield Museum of Art for the opening reception on November 12, 2016 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Download: Storm-postcard.pdf


Hot Metal Type Casting Demo

On Sunday June 5th, Kim Vito and Diane Stemper, DPC members, drove to Piqua to visit Greg Walter’s incredible collection of type machines and presses, and to see demonstrations of type casting machines. It was fascinating to watch and Greg is an amazing wealth of detailed information about each machine, how it works, the history and how many are currently in use.

Greg will do another demonstration on Saturday June 11. For more info, look for the email from Sherraid who forwarded the invite from Greg to DPC group.

We watched slugs (spacing for type setting) being made with hot metal. Then Greg ran a Thompson type casting machine that casts individual letters and ATF Giant Pivotal typecaster, a very large hydraulic machine, rather intimidating as it spits hot metal (!), that can cast large type (see letter F photo.)

Finally, visitors were able to operate a Ludlow type casting machine that casts line of type (see photo of name.) These processes were once the standard for newspapers and all print product (through the 1950s) prior to off-set litho (1960s and on.) We are lucky to have such a resource so close to Dayton. Kim and I highly recommend visiting on Saturday.

Please contact Greg the day before if you plan to go to Saturday June 11th demo.