DSA (Dayton Society of Artists) welcomes the Dayton Printmakers Cooperative back to the 48 High Street Gallery for the 12th annual print show, which will run from March 3rd – April 8th. Artists are invited to submit work for this juried show during registration at the Gallery Tuesday, February 21 from 12 – 3 PM and Wednesday, February 22 from 5 to 8 PM. Registration is $25 per artist. This flat fee covers up to three (3) pieces. For more information and to access the prospectus, please visit the DSA website: www.daytondsa.org.
This year’s Print Show will be judged by Erin Shapiro, Assistant Curator at the Springfield Museum of Art. Shapiro is an artist and curator living and working in OH. She received a BA in Art and English from Hamilton College in 2008, a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2009, and an MFA in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2012. She has worked in exhibitions, collections, and education at several institutions including the Cranbrook Art Museum and Institute of Science, the Cleveland Museum of National History, and the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy. She has also held residencies and worked as a studio assistant at the contemporary Artists’s Center in Troy, NT, and the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Retland, VT. Currently, she is the Assistant Curator at the Springfield Museum of Art.
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.
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.