Past Exhibits

Heidi E. Marschner | Progression: Refining Techniques for Reduction Woodcut Printing

 Heidi E. Marschner | Progression: Refining Techniques for Reduction Woodcut Printing 6/3 - 7/29
Ink Shop member Heidi Marschner shows her process for reduction woodcuts, including the experiments she's undertaken to better understand the interplay between inks and paper. The show will explain how reduction woodcuts are traditionally made and document the evolution of a technique that accommodates layering and transparency.

Camille Chew | By Moonlight

Camille Chew  Full MoonCamille Chew | By Moonlight
H. Peter Kahn Family Fellow Exhibit

Opening Reception
Friday, June 10th 5-8pm
June 3 - June 25, 2016

On display are prints and mixed media works exploring the fantasy world of Camille Chew, this year's Kahn Family Fellow.

The Ink Shop awards the Kahn Family Fellowship to an emerging printmaker who shows promise and dedication to the world of printmaking. Chew is an Ithaca native and graduate of Alfred University. Through several series, in various printmaking techniques, her work illustrates a modern mythology inspired by the occult, and features powerful women, witches, and deities.



Jari Poulin | Dance Images

Jari Poulin | Dance Images 5/6 - 5/27

Dance Images features polymer photogravures, which is a contemporary variation on photogravure, a process that dates back to the early years of photography.  Her work draws heavily from her Dance/Memory photography series and upon themes of trust, ascension, and the transformative powers of dance. 


I See You (IC/CU)

Opening Reception
Friday, April 1, 5-8pm
April 1 - May 28, 2016

The Ink Shop is pleased to host the first joint show of prints by faculty and students of two strong printmaking programs at Ithaca College and Cornell University.  Printmaking includes many different traditional processes, some of which will be showcased here. 

The fine art print possesses conceptual complexity that is deeply embedded in contemporary art practices. These prints explore aspects of this conversation, questioning what prints are and how they function. All these images engage with the world in some way, explore the role of the multiple through the repeatable matrix, and challenge us to look closely at what appears before us. These prints are richly diverse with unique approaches using traditional methods, ranging from beginner to advanced practitioners.

2016 Member Exhibit

2016 Member Show

Opening Reception
Friday, Feb 5, 5-8 pm
Feb 5 - Mar 22, 2016

Each year, The Ink Shop launches a Members' show, giving our membership the opportunity to exhibit their newest work. This is always a popular show that gives the public the opportunity to see the new work coming out of The Ink Shop, Central New York's only community printmaking facility.

Mitten to Fingers

Mitten to Fingers

Opening Reception
Friday, December 4, 5-8 pm
December 4 - January 29, 2016

Mitten to Fingers, curated by Pam Drix and Jenny Pope

Any Michigander knows how to show where they lived, where they went to school, where their first kiss was by putting up their hand and pointing to where on the glove they are located. You can do the same with the Finger Lakes by inverting the hand and wiggling the fingers—it’s just not as commonplace.

The Ink Shop is celebrating artists who have a connection with both states. Pamela Drix, Jenny Pope and Kathleen Friedrich moved to Ithaca from Michigan. Ladislav Hanka, Mary Brodbeck, and Katie Platte all live in Michigan making prints. Katie is also sharing a collection of broadsides from the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center. This exhibit showcases work in traditional and non-traditional techniques, in relief and intaglio. Michigan is embedded in these images in some way, but the artists’ visual impressions move beyond state lines to a shared passion for our hands and fingers to make prints!


Ladislav Hanka | Kalamazoo River Songline



Artists Include: 
Mary Brodbeck | Kathleen Friedrich | Ladislav Hanka | Pamela Rozelle Drix
Katie Platte | Jenny Pope | Kalamazoo Book Arts Printmakers




                                                                     Mary Brodbeck | Flicker


Platypus | Jenny Pope

Opening Reception
Fri, Nov. 6, 5-8pm
Nov. 6 - Nov. 30, 2015

 It's not a duck, or a beaver or a snake though it has a large bill, a floppy tail and poison. The duck billed platypus was thought to be a hoax at first, when the first specimens from Australia arrived in London people thought it was a Taxidermied animal and meant to be a joke. Platypus are one of the few mammals in the world that don't have live births. They lay eggs, like a bird or a turtle. Belonging to a very small order of species, the monotremes are an ancient relic of our mammalian past. 

Alfred Russel Wallace in 1876 said “We live in a zoologically impoverished world, from which all the hugest, and fiercest, and strangest forms have recently disappeared; and it is, no doubt, a much better world for us now that they have gone.  Yet it is surely a marvellous fact, and one that has hardly been sufficiently dwelt upon, this sudden dying out of so many large Mammalians, not in one place only but over half the land surface of the globe.” What would he say about our world today where we may be living in the midst of the 6th great extinction event? 22 of the 30 surviving large carnivores on the on the endangered species list, we may loose up to three quarters of all animals in just a few short human lifetimes and this event is caused entirely by humans.


The platypus is a survivor. It isn't threatened like many species on the planet. It muddles through the murky waters down under. Females lay eggs, milk seeps from her skin to feed a lima bean sized offspring and males will spur other males with their venomous toenails during mating season. Lets hope for a long future with the platypus and many other marvellous creatures. My hope is that my work will trigger interest in the natural world providing an avenue to contemplate what lives in our backyards and beyond.


The pieces are color reduction woodcuts which means all the colors were carved and printed from one block. There is no going back once a color is carved away. Any mistakes that are made are just part of the final image.

Jenny sells her work at art festivals around the country and occasionally teaches workshops. She has shown at numerous galleries and had residences in Newfoundland, Canada, Venice, Italy and in the US. She is a member and on the board of The Ink Shop Printmaking Center in Ithaca, NY.  You can contact her with any inquires via email



Motifs from the Global Backyard | Greg Page

Opening Reception
Friday, October 2, 5-8 pm
October 2 - October 31, 2015

Professor Greg Page has been part of the Ink Shop since its inception. He has served on our Board of Directors for many years, and is a strong advocate of the art of printmaking. Professor Page has taught at Cornell's art department for many years. His lithographs reveal his love of the natural world, and his nuanced approach to plant life is revealed in the subtle textures and patterns of exotic leaf forms. As a master printer from Tamarind Institute in New Mexico, Greg is a nationally recognized artist.

Poisonous Plants Portfolio

Opening Reception
Fri, Sep. 4, 5-8pm
Sep. 4 - Oct. 30, 2015

In 2014 the Introduction to Print Media class of Professor Gregory Page and Teaching Assistant Lia Sutton collaborated with Todd Bittner, Director of Natural Areas of the Cornell Plantations, and Diane Miske, Gardener and Visitor Services Coordinator at the Cornell Plantations. Our source for this semester's project was poisonous plants, inspired by the book “Wicked Plants” by author Amy Stewart.

Joyelle Gilbert Tachycordia

The class visited the Robison York State Herb Garden in the Cornell Plantations and was introduced to the poisonous plants in that garden. Through a lively tour and lecture by Diane Miske the students discovered these plants and their effects and uses. They also received a tour and lecture by Todd Bittner of the Wild Flower Garden at the Cornell Plantations and the Poisonous Plant Research Garden at the Cornell Plantations. There the students learned of all the plants in the wild and those in the research garden, what to look for in their identification and how to protect ones self in the wild environment.

This portfolio investigates the subject with artist’s translations in visual terms representing the plants in various situations and scenarios based on what the students learned from our visits as well as from Amy Stewart book.

The portfolio contains prints of a variety of mediums including lithography, screenprints, relief prints, monoprints and stenciling. They are produced on several kinds of 14x11 fine art papers in a limited edition of 17 prints. The prints are contained in a Clamshell portfolio case produced by each student.

Produced in the Print Media studios of the Department of Art at Cornell University. Thanks to Todd Bittner, Director of Natural Areas, Cornell Plantations, and Diane Miske, Visitor Servises Coordinator for the Cornell Plantation located in the Nevin Center. Also thanks to the hard work of all students in this class and Teaching Assistant Lia Sutton.

Ley Lab Collaboration I and II

Rebecca Potash Tribal Warfare

Opening Reception
Friday, September 4, 5-8pm
September 4 - September 29, 2015

The Ley Lab Collaboration I and II Portfolios were organized by professors Greg Page of the Department of Art, and Ruth Ley of the Department of Microbiology and Director of the Ley Lab. These portfolios are exploratory investigations of how an artist can translate in visual terms the research of the Ley Lab, reflecting the research of the gut, microbial behavior and activity, and how microbes affect life and play an important role in research on many levels. All the work was produced in the Print Media studios of the Department of Art at Cornell University. The class received a lecture by Professor Ley on the research taking place at the Ley Lab and a tour of the Ley Lab's various locations in the Department of Microbiology.  The colophon for the portfolios includes more information and a list of the student participants.

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