CLEVELAND, Ohio — In the age of digital images, selfies and Photoshop the art of print photography is still alive and well. One local woman was able to see the possible, and continues to pass on the experience of print photography to the next generation.
The Cleveland Print Room is a collective mix of photo gallery, public darkroom, education center and celebration of the photographic image.
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The ArtCraft Building Holiday Sale is right around the corner — Saturday & Sunday, December 6 & 7 — and we are offering table space for our members to sell their photography. In addition to our Members Showcase, we will have tables set up in our gallery for members who want to sell additional work, camera equipment, or other photo-oriented items and accessories. The cost for one 6′ table is $25 for one day, or $40 for both days of the sale, which runs from 10am – 7pm on Saturday, and 11am – 5pm on Sunday. During the ArtCraft Holiday Sale, we regularly have over 1,000 visitors through our doors. It’s an exciting opportunity to get your work seen, and potentially make some extra money for the holidays! Space is limited, so call to reserve your table today! (216) 401-5981
Due to popular demand, the exhibit “Uncovered: From Cairo, IL to New York, NY – The 1950′s Photography of Clarence A. Wilkins” is being extended this week through Saturday, November 8. Be sure to stop in and see it if you haven’t yet!
CPR is proud to host Chilean photorealist artist Pablo Serra Marino as part of The Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion artist residency program, which partners international artists with local arts organizations with a goal of maximizing the cultural exchange between the artists and the community.
Pablo, who has been working with us since September, 2014, has been working in the community with classes at Lake Erie Ink, and will be presenting the culminating exhibition of his residency on Friday, November 14.
Hailing from Chile, Pablo is a visual artist and founding member in the former collective art group “Long Distance Runners,” with whom he won awards from Chile’s FONDART (The National Fund for Cultural Development and Arts). He has exhibited his solo work at international art fairs including ArtBo (Columbia), ARTEBA (Argentina), Ch.aco (Chile), ArtLima (Peru), ArtMiami and MiamiScope (USA). His work has been published in catalogs including the New Museum of Contemporary Art’s “Younger than Jesus: Artist Directory,” (2009); “Revision tecnica, 100 pintores,” (2010); and “Sub 30, pintura joven en Chile,” (2013).
On Sunday October 26th, The Cleveland Print Room is bringing the historic process of wet plate collodion tintype/ambrotype portraiture to Cleveland, 160 years after its invention, just in time for the holiday season.
Cleveland artist/designer and CIA graduate Greg Martin will be taking the portraits by appointment only. Greg has been practicing the art and craft of wet plate collodion photography for the past 8+ years, and his award-winning work has been exhibited in numerous shows throughout the region, and in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Tintypes, often considered the Polaroid of the 19th century, are made quickly in a process that uses hand poured chemicals on an enameled metal sheet. Valued for their archival stability in the digital age, tintypes were historically passed down in families as heirlooms. Greg was taught the period-authentic method and uses the same materials, equipment, cameras and lenses that were used back in the 1800′s.
If you are interested in giving a holiday gift that is the perfect marriage of past and present, that will last a lifetime, please call to schedule your personal session with us at the Cleveland Print Room.
Portrait packages for individuals and couples start at just $65. For more information, call Shari at 216 401-5981.
Sittings are available Sunday, October 26th during the hours of 10am to 6pm.
Feel free to bring in any props or costumes that you wish. Also, you may create or design a still life or spirit picture that Greg can photograph during your appointed time.
We are NOW SCHEDULING times for the shoot. If you are interested in setting up session please call at 216 401-5981. Limited availability.
From the Cleveland Scene:
“The Cleveland Print Room is open to photographers and artists of all stripes. The photography cooperative, opened and run by Shari Wilkins, features classes for budding photogs and wall space for inspiring exhibitions. Wilkins’ goal is to get the place buzzing alongside the rest of Cleveland’s burgeoning arts scene. We recently walked around the place — darkroom and all — and talked about the resurging art of analog photography.”
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