When someone says that a lithograph has been hand printed, what exactly do they mean? Who teaches and keeps alive such precious printing practices? For answers here in Chicago, we can look to the tale of Anchor Graphics.
Anchor Graphics — which is now called the Center for Book, Paper & Print and is associated with Columbia College— is a non profit fine art press. That description might fit on a business card, but it doesn’t begin to tell the story of the innovative instruction and production that takes place there. To hear that story unfold, you’ll want to attend January’s lavishly illustrated talk … where you can also peruse portfolios to see its work first hand.
Our guide is David Jones, the moving spirit behind Anchor Graphics’ creation. An engaging speaker and a passionate proponent of printmaking, he has studied at a variety of photography and printmaking schools and teaches today at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. He is also a partner in a private gallery.
January luncheon:Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Boulevard. Luncheon buffet (main dining room on six) opens at 11:30 am; program (in a different room, to be announced) 12:30-1:30. Luncheon is $32. Reservations or cancellations by noon Wednesday for Friday lunch. Call 312 255 3710 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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