PaperWorkers Local

PaperWorkers Local
PaperWorkers Local is open to the public every Wednesday Night for Studio Night from 5:30 to 7:30. We present a new exhibition of artwork by local and national artists every Third Friday in Forest Park with a reception from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. 3815 Clairmont Avenue, 35222.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Basic Monoprinting with Mimi Boston

PaperWorkers Local is offering a beginning mono print class taught by printmaker and glass artist Mimi Boston. This class is open to learners of any level from absolute beginner and up.



Making monoprints is a fun and easy way to try your hand at printmaking and familiarize yourself with the basics. No specific tools or complicated techniques are required. A huge variety of one-of-a-kind images can be made in a short time with an equally huge variety of possibilities for personal expression.




Students will learn to use a press and work with ink. They will make images using a range of methods, from making marks by hand to inking found objects, and will be able to experiment toward developing methods of their own.



Students only need to bring paper to print on. All other materials will be provided. However, students will want to collect materials with interesting textures that can be inked and run through the press. These need to be flat materials such as cloth, textured papers, and so-on.

The workshop is on Tuesday November 17th from 9:30 AM until 12:00 Noon.

There are only 6 seats available. Tuition is $40. Click on the following link to reserve your place. 


PaperWorkers Local Annual Fall Salon



The Fall Salon at PaperWorkers Local is an annual community exhibition showcasing the talent and variety of artists living and working in and around Birmingham. Each of our members invites two area artists to contribute two to three works. Members and Invited Artists this year include: 

Alyssa Hope Fagaly
Anna Zoladz
Bonard Hughins
Cathy Wright
Chris Bissett
Danielle Franklin
Debra Riffe
Jill England
Joanne Kakoliris Fogle
John Demotte
Joi West
Karen Graffeo
Linda Merry
Michael Merry
Mimi Boston
Richard Stockham
Roger Jones
Tenisha Hicks
Toby Richards
Trent Thomas
Philip E. Griffith
Zach Barnes
Kate Davis
Eve Laxer
Jenny Fine

Opening Reception: Friday, October 16 from 5:30-8:30PM

Additional viewing times:
Sunday October 25 from 2-4
Monday October 26 from 5-7
Thursday November 5 from 4:30-6:30
Every Wednesday for Open Studio Night 5:30-7:30

PaperWorkers Local has an exhibition opening to coincide with every Third Friday in Forest Park. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

URN: Brandon Boan and Abby Donovan



PaperWorkers Local is pleased to exhibit URN, a folio of lithograph and linotype works by Brandon Boan and Abby Donovan. URN is what happens when you combine Thomas Browne, Genius Scan, Tip Type Press in Pittsburgh, and an old graveyard in Downeast Maine.

Brandon Boan is an artist and linotype operator in Pittsburgh, PA, where he runs Tip Type Press.

Abby Donovan is an artist and faculty in the Art Department at the University of Delaware in Newark, DE.

Opening Reception: Friday, Sept 18 from 5:30-8:30PM

PaperWorkers Local always has an exhibition opening to coincide with every Third Friday in Forest Park. In addition to our event restaurants will have specials, wine tastings etc...
Shops and galleries will be open late, catch the shows you may miss during the day, shop for gifts while enjoying a refreshment. Enjoy the social scene of Forest Park after hours.

Find out what else is going on for Third Friday here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1423664134572838/

Interchanges at The Edge of Chaos



Please join us for an exhibition of new work from the members of PaperWorkers Local at The Edge of Chaos

Mimi Boston
John Demotte  
Jill England  
Andy Harris
Tenisha Hicks  
Roger Jones
Linda Merry
Michael Merry  
D'Arcy Savage
Richard Stockham  
Joi West
Cathy Wright

Opening Reception August 19, 4:30 - 7:00
UAB Lister Hill Library Fourth Floor
1700 University Boulevard Birmingham, Al 35294


Gallery Hours August 7th to September 30th, 9:AM - 5:PM (Monday - Friday only)

Can't Get There From Here - New Images by Philip E Griffith



In this latest exhibit of photographic images, I am continuing to capture the unique landscapes that exist along the back roads of both Mississippi and Alabama. My subject matter covers both remnants of our (rapidly) disappearing southern landscape and found scenes and compositions. This particular set of images were taken during a series of photo runs between March 2012 and August of 2014.

www.philipegriffith.com

Opening reception August 21, 2014  5:30pm - 8:30pm
Exhibition runs August 21, 2015 - September 13, 2015

How Do I DIY? Zine Workshop



How Do I DIY? is a workshop led by G.h. Burgin, Talia and Andy where you'll learn about the history and culture of zines, some basic binding and folding techniques, and walk away with a zine or two of your own! This will take place on August 22nd at Paperworkers Local from 1-3pm.

$20 registration - sign up here:
http://www.farewellfairladies.com/shop/bhmzfw

Monday, June 8, 2015

Basic Monoprint Workshop with Mimi Boston

PaperWorkers Local is offering a beginning mono print class taught by printmaker and glass artist Mimi Boston. This class is open to learners of any level from absolute beginner and up.



Making monoprints is a fun and easy way to try your hand at printmaking and familiarize yourself with the basics. No specific tools or complicated techniques are required. A huge variety of one-of-a-kind images can be made in a short time with an equally huge variety of possibilities for personal expression.




Students will learn to use a press and work with ink. They will make images using a range of methods, from making marks by hand to inking found objects, and will be able to experiment toward developing methods of their own.



Students only need to bring paper to print on. All other materials will be provided. However, students will want to collect materials with interesting textures that can be inked and run through the press. These need to be flat materials such as cloth, textured papers, and so-on.

The workshop is on Tuesday November 17th from 9:30 AM until 12:00 Noon.

There are only 6 seats available. Tuition is $40. Click on the following link to reserve your place. 


Friday, June 5, 2015

David Hellams: Scenes from No Place: Drawings from 2008-2012

PaperWorkers Local is pleased to present an exhibition of drawings by Nashville-based artist David Hellams. 


Opening Reception: Friday, May 15 from 5:30-8:30PM

About this body of work, Hellams writes:

These pencil drawings were completed between 2008 and 2012. Here, humor and fantasy speak through a medium that trades in precision and restraint. Each drawing pictures one or two figures, and one or more props, which interact to suggest a dramatic scene. The lack of backgrounds in these works is both an aesthetic, and a narrative, choice, as the void calls viewers to imagine possible contexts for the scene. These athletes, magicians, and wild animals are players in a story we can only imagine.

Hellams' work can be viewed here: http://davidhellams.com/

Opening Reception: Friday, May 15 from 5:30-8:30PM

Closing Reception: Wednesday, July 8 from 5:30-8:30PM

Monday, April 6, 2015

AMOS KENNEDY: THANK YOU FOR BUYING A POSTER

PaperWorkers Local is very proud to welcome home Alabama native and letterpress printing boat-rocker Amos Kennedy.

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In an interview for The Economist Amos refers to himself as "Just a humble negro printer." The simple fact that he's an artist who has been mentioned in The Economist at all questions that assertion. The additional fact that after relocating to Detroit he has none-the-less been named by Southern Living as one of "50 People Who are Changing The South in 2015" tells us that his sort of humility has quite a reach. Here's a picture of him:

http://www.letterpress.dwolske.com/2012/11/26/detroit-printing-plant/
Kennedy may be a humble man. His work isn't. He may wear a pair of slouchy overalls and quietly go about making his work. But his work is born of African-American culture and history and pulls no punches. His letterpress prints confront and often provoke the viewer with quotations, names and boldly assertive opinions from the Struggle for Civil Rights up to the present moment. Like his forbears Amos works humbly toward profound consequence.

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You can view a documentary on Amos Kennedy and his work here: www.proceedandbebold.com

 Opening Reception on Friday, April 17th from 5:30 to 8:30.
The first several purchasers will receive a Silvertron Cafe coupon.

Closing reception on Wednesday, May 6 rom 5:30 to 7:30.

3815 Clairmont Avenue
Birmingham, Alabama 35222


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

New Members and Financial Contributions

Part of the mission at PaperWorkers Local is to provide community and studio space for Birmingham artists. If you are an artist interested in learning more about printmaking, need access to equipment, or looking to make contact with like minded people you should join PaperWorkers Local.

Even of you're not an artist but want to learn more or support the arts in our city your financial contribution is needed and appreciated. It helps a great deal in maintaining our shop and supporting our ability to bring high quality art exhibitions to Birmingham. Contributions help us stock the shop, purchase equipment and expand the number of processes we're able to offer. You help us remain a Birmingham resource for the arts.

Because we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization all membership dues and donations are tax deductible.

Click this sentence to go to our memberships and donations page.

We thank you in advance for your support.