Zygote Press Monoprint Marathon This Weekend
I am one of 22 artists participating in this years fundraiser. This is your chance to get a unique art piece and support local arts. There are a lot of fundraisers out there of course, and if you choose to click here and support another cause, that is fully understandable. However, the arts deserve their time to shine as well, for the joy that everyone gets from seeing such pieces around, as well as to foster the start of many new artists’ careers. From 10 a.m. Saturday, June 17, until 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 18, Zygote Press hosts a 24-hour printmaking marathon. This is a great way to learn more about printmaking, which remains a top art form (click here to learn why) yet is often underappreciated. There will be a live Facebook feed for the entire 24 hours, as well as “Peak Party” for the public from 6 to 10 p.m. During the event, emcees Joe Cimperman and Bellamy Printz will auction off the mono prints created during the event to support Zygote Press and its many important efforts. Confirmed artists include: Shelly Ahearn, Tom Balbo, Justin Brennan, John W. Carlson, Amy Casey, Dave Cintron, Michael Conti, Susan Danko, Hilary Gent, Dale Goode, Erin Guido, Kasumi, Eric Neff, Dana Oldfather, Patricia Zinmeister Parker, Scott Pickering, Dante Rodriguez, Darius Steward, Grace Summanen and Douglas Max Utter. It is sure to be an exciting time, and a great bit of fun, so if you can spare any time, money – or both – then it may be a solid idea to swing on by and see us all at work. Or, at the very least, to chip in a bit for a good cause.