The Co-op at Highpoint Center for Printmaking
The Highpoint Print Cooperative is currently accepting applications for new members.
HP’s cooperative artists are provided key card access to a fully equipped printmaking facility where they can independently work in the space. Co-op members have two annual shows in our main gallery, exhibition opportunities in our Threshold Gallery, and ½ price discounts on most adult classes/workshops. The communal print shop atmosphere fosters new relationships, knowledge sharing among printers, and the chance to be part of this unique organization.
We offer Co-op discounts to recent college graduates, recent HP interns, and also to our annually renewing members. If you would like to see the space for yourself or talk more about membership options, please contact studio manager, Josh Bindewald firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tales from the Co-op:
Cathy Ryan from the Atlas Portfolio
A California native, I’ve spent the last eight years in Minnesota where my first truly serious encounters with printmaking and the book arts came through the post- baccalaureate program at MCAD in 2005 – 2006. For the next several years, I continued my art practice through Continuing Studies at MCAD and classes at Minnesota Center for Book Arts. In 2011, I received a Jerome Fellowship from MCBA; the need for more concentrated studio access led me to Highpoint.
My work is landscape based. It’s about forging a stronger connection to place and the eloquence, harmony and force of nature. I’m fascinated with the geometry of its shifting rhythms and patterns. I often work with a combination of text and image to explore the intersections between human experience, the cycles and seasons of the natural world and the melding of past and present.
I am truly thankful to be a part of the Highpoint community. To work with so many talented people in such a beautiful environment is a wonderful gift. This is a great place to make art!
Anna Orbovich, Metamorphic Strata 5
My work explores the phenomenon of the natural geological land formations that make up our planet. I am interested in how they’re formed, what properties they hold, and the changes they are continually going through. This interest in geology has provided me with source material and inspiration for my work. I experiment with the medium of etching to explore process and mark making, and just as land formations operate and influence each other, the processes and marks I create through etching do the same. As I continue to create new work, I hope to keep challenging myself and exploring the processes of print media.
I have returned to my hometown of St. Paul, after earning a BFA in printmaking and book arts at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. As well as studying papermaking at Museo della Carta e della Filligrana in Fabriano, Italy. I am enjoying being back at Highpoint after being a studio intern in the summer of 2010. It's a great space to work in and an exciting community of people to be around. When not in the studio I'm out on the construction site working as an AmeriCorps member with Habitat for Humanity.
More info: www.annaeorbovich.com