One of the best parts about the end of summer is all the art-themed events that begin to appear on the calendar from now until Christmas.
On Saturday, September 6, Dinderbeck Studios will present the Grande Dinderhaüs, a creative-focused open house event for the public.
Located in the heart of the emerging westside warehouse district that is also home to the Tanglefoot Building Artists and The Goei Center, Dinderbeck Studios has transformed itself over the years into an artist resource center with an emphasis on printmaking.
For this special one-day-only event, they will feature all the equipment they employ in the practice of the art of printmaking, but they will also have booth space showcasing the other talented artists who are a part of this space.
Live demonstrations will include:
• Screenprinting frosting onto sugar cookies
• Production-level printing on two of the presses
• Folding mass amounts of paper on one of the machines
• Woodblock printing onto fabric
• Copper plate printing
• Sewing on a binder sewing machine and serger machine
• Screenprinting logos
Attendees who bring their own t-shirt(s) can have a Dinderbeck logo printed on them or select from one of the many woodblocks to print on their garment.
During the open house, members of this collective will be leading four orientations as to what to expect ,should attendees wish to join the group. Also, there will be a raffle for a free membership up for grabs.
Dinderbeck was founded in 2010 in Grand Rapids Michigan. The five founders all studied printmaking together at Kendall College of Art and Design. Born as a private studio for the artists to practice their craft, it grew and changed over the years. Different incarnations of the space have seen a large gallery, a music venue, an artist collective, and an array of artistic practices.
Many of the memorable invites or business cards I have received over the years have passed through this studio. Worth spending a Saturday checking it out.