The Newark Print Shop hosted its 17th print club just two days before a fire in their building forced them to close its doors back in June of this year. Five months later, Newark Print Shop has secured new space located at 304 University Avenue, and is looking for community support to help with the cost of re-location. The print club was a weekly open studio inviting everyone and anyone to come and experience the fine art of printmaking.
The studio space quickly became a hub for community and sparked a renaissance in printmaking in the city of Newark. Experts and beginners alike came to the club to create art using a thermofax screenprinting machine, charles brand etching press, and homemade exposure unit. Cyanotypes, screenprints, monoprints, drypoints, and linocuts were created, and at the end of every club session, the clothesline was full with drying prints.
During their hiatus, the Print Shop has acquired new equipment from generous donations, but will still need to build out the new space and purchase some key equipment to ensure they are offering as many printmaking processes as possible. Please consider donating to this cause and helping ensure the success of the Newark Print Shop!
You can donate to their online fundraiser here: www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-revival-of-the-newark-print-shop
You can learn more about the Newark Print Shop here: http://www.newarkprintshop.org/