Cleveland State University
The Art Gallery at Cleveland State University

Family Printmaking

An opportunity to be creative and explore the meaning of family and community

Work in Gallery C

October 23 – November 10, 2009
A Different World

Gallery talk with the artist:
October 23 at 6:00 pm

Featuring works by self-taught visual artist, poet, and writer Virginia Konchan.

November 13 – December 5, 2009
A Thin Red Line
Artist talk and reception:
November 13 at 11:30 am

With works by Nez Perce artist Rachel Allen in celebration of Native American Heritage Month. Curated by Jeanne Grosetti. Cosponsored by CSU’s Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.

November 14 at 12:00 noon
Family print art workshop
with Rachel Allen and Jeanne Grosetti.

In this exercise each participant will have a piece of printfoam to make their own images, marks, or symbols that represent them or their family.  Each participant will print a piece to take home and share with family.

The larger collaborative project will be a large piece of paper that can represent the community of families or individuals that participated in the workshop. On this paper we will print each participant’s printfoam to make a community piece.

Facilitator: Rachel C. Allen
Date: Saturday, November 14
Time: 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm in the Art Building

In this workshop, participants will use child-safe printmaking materials to make stamps with their own images, marks, or symbols that represent themselves or their family.  Rachel will help each person to create his or her own stamp and to make an original art print to take home and share.

Participants will also have the opportunity to work on a collaborative project that will represent the community of families or individuals who participated in the workshop. All of the participants' individual stamps will be printed together onto a large piece of paper to make a community piece which will then be exhibited in the Art Building.
While we work and create, Rachel will talk with the families about why she does printmaking and how she uses that medium to show her ideas about family, community, and culture.

To register call or email Roberto Chavez  at 216-687-9293,

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