Past Exhibits

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.

The Space ______ Between | Ian McCoy

Opening Reception
Friday, August 7, 5-8 pm
August 7 - August 31, 2015

Prints and sculptural work by Ian McCoy

"What would it mean for me to be worth more than the sum of my construction? The space I hold within me, its weight per cubic inch pressing down on another, how much do I weigh to you? In ways of gravity what kind of presence do I hold, what can I attract and keep in orbit? And what greater forces am I held in place by so that my inner and outer spaces remain as they came? Cycles surround; I only see what is placed in front of me, walls constrain, no windows to crack open & feel the breeze, no holes to peer out. I am what I live in and where our skin sinks through the floor boards."

Ian McCoy is the 2015 Kahn Family Fellow. A graduate of Alfred University, Ian's work reveals exceptional depth and sophistication as a bookmaker and printmaker. This work was created during his Fellowship year.

Feral Children & Their Animal Families

Opening Reception
Friday, July 10, 5-8pm
July 3 - August 29, 2015

A Southern Graphics Portfolio created in 2006.

The title is fun yet there is a serious side to children being raised by "animals". Today in our society we find it inconceivable that there have been and still are human children who have been adopted by animal families.

The theme of this portfolio gave each artist an opportunity to explore the idea of animals as family and how at times "wild" animals are more "human" than humans themselves.

Sometimes we as humans are so far removed from our own instinctive behavior that we forget the basic laws of helping each other and supporting each other for the good of the many.

One thing remains true, that nature can be one of the most healing of all things and quiet time wihtin nature is not done often enough.

Portfolio artists:

Melanie Yazzie (Organizer) | Jo Andersen | Alexa Aunse | Helen Baribeau | Laura Bentz | Natalie Couch | Emily Arthur Douglass | Jason Engelhardt | Ka Fisher | Sarah Frost | Kimiko Miyoshi | Rosie Paschall | Kathryn Polk | Jenny Pope | Melissa Shulenberg | Satoshi Takahira | Melanie Walker | Mike Weller | Kansas City Art Institute Collection (Sponsor for SGC 2007) | Southern Graphics Council Collection

Animal Kin and Standing People | Leslie Peebles

Gator Love by Leslie Peebles
Leslie Peebles Gator Love

Opening Reception
Friday. July 10, 5-8pm
July 3 - August 1, 2015

Floridian Leslie Peebles' show Animal Kin and Standing People will be rich with animal life. In her prints she celebrates the landscape and all the life forms it nourishes. She earned her MA in Art Education and has been selling her work at art fairs around the country.

Peebles sees the wild beings as our equals on this earth and us all as connected. We are all nourished, taught, and spiritually uplifted by each other. She experiences the landscape and all the life forms it nourishes and translates those experiences into prints. The relief process creates a connection between the subject and ground with radiant line-work that creates an energy that pulls the viewer into her work.

2015 Member Exhibit

Opening Reception Fri, June 5, 5-8pm
June 5 - Jun. 30, 2015

The Ink Shop Printmaking Center's Annual Members' Exhibit features Ink Shop artists exploring many varied printmaking techniques. The Ink Shop has developed a solid reputation for providing professionally curated exhibitions. We have shown artists/printmakers from all over the world and been invited to show our work nationally and internationally, as far away as Japan. Our popular classes taught by members include intaglio, etching, lithography, bookbinding, wood cut and screen printing. The Ink Shop has over 30 members. Come and see what they have been up to!




DUETS: Reveling in Remembering | Laurie Snyder

Laurie Snyder - Weaving with Stones
Laurie Snyder Weaving with Stones

Friday, May 1, 5-8pm
April 3 - May 30, 2015

Laurie Snyder will be exhibiting recent photographs and artists books at the Ink Shop Printmaking Center April 3-28, 2015.  The new series, “Duets: Reveling in Remembering” reflects her response to the profound changes in her life.  With the death of her husband, the artist John Wood, the move back to Ithaca, and the retirement from a teaching career in Baltimore, Maryland, the past few years have been a time of profound transition and loss.  It also has been a time of re-learning, re-membering, re-making, re-garding and re-creating. 




H. Peter Kahn Retrospective

Opening Reception
Friday, May 1, 5-8pm
May 1 - May 30, 2015

In coordination with the Kahn Family and Ruth Kahn, the Ink Shop will host H. Peter Kahn Retrospective, curated by Christa Wolf. As a Professor Emeritus of Cornell University, Professor Kahn's life-long passion for prints, drawing, painting, and calligraphy will be spotlighted. This show will be a rare look at the breadth and depth of his repertoire, and will celebrate the career of this beloved teacher, artist, and cultural icon.

Witchcraft | Camille Chew

Opening Reception
Friday, April 3, 5-8pm
April 3 - April 28, 2015

Digital prints and mixed media artworks exploring the fantasy world of Camille Chew.
Camille is an Ithaca native who recently graduated from Alfred University and who was chosen as a summer intern at the Ink Shop. Camille is one of many fine young artists earning degrees from Alfred University's prestigious printmaking program, who have impressive work. The Ink Shop is delighted to showcase this talented young artist.


Camille Chew, Witch Series: Broomstick, digital print

Camille Chew, Witch Series: Demon, digital print

Camille Chew, Witch Series: Broomstick, digital print

Selected Prints and Artist Books | IC Students and Faculty Exhibit

Opening Reception
Friday, March 6, 5-8pm
March 6 - March 28, 2015

Selected Prints and Artist Books by students at Ithaca College, taught by Susan Weisend, chair of the art department, Pamela Drix, Minna Resnick, and Patricia Hunsinger.

Curated by Pamela Drix, cofounder of the Ink Shop, who currently teaches at Ithaca College. This exhibition will highlight the best work by students in introductory and advanced printmaking classes at Ithaca College

This shows brings together original prints and Artist Books by students at Ithaca College where printmaking techniques are integral to the department’s visual art curriculum. Students learn carving techniques, making stencils for screenprints, photolithographic processes, and various intaglio processes including drypoint, mezzotint, and hard ground line etching. The faculty is dedicated to teaching the art and craft of the print. These prints represent a wonderful overview of their efforts.

(Top Right) Gracee Bulger-Oakley, Genuine, linocut

(Bottom) Tatiana Malkin, Paper Crane, intaglio

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