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  • 4700 Grand Ave
  • Des Moines, Iowa
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  • Sculpture Park
  • 13th and Grand Ave
  • Downtown
  • Des Moines, Iowa
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Print Club is on break for the summer.  Please check back to view details of our September program.


T-Shirt Screen Printing
Sunday, September 15, 2013 / 1 pm
8/7 Central (424 E. Locust St.)

Join us for a special opportunity to watch the screen printers at 8/7 Central design and print
a commemorative Print Club t-shirt. You will have a chance to vote for which design will be
for sale to Print Club members.

Transatlantic Reflections
British Artistic Traditions and American Photographers in Britain
Scott Wilcox, Chief Curator of Art Collections and Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings
Yale Center for British Art
Thursday, October 3, 2013 / 6:30 pm
Levitt Auditorium

Print Club members are invited to a lecture in conjunction with the Des Moines Art Center print
exhibition Wild Kingdom: Prints of Britain.

Tour of the State Historical Museum
Sunday, November 17, 2013 /  1 pm
State Historical Museum

David Schmitz , Community Resource Specialist at the Iowa Arts Council, will talk about the history
and impact of the Art in State Buildings program which provides for a half-percent of public construction
costs to be allocated to the purchase of fine art. For nearly 35 years, this program has had a significant
impact on the development of the arts – and collecting of prints – in Iowa. Also, Leo Landis, Curator, will
lead a tour of the State of Iowa Historical Museum vault, which contains a large collection of works on
paper related to our State’s history and culture.

Annual Holiday Party
Sunday, December 8, 2013 / 4pm

An afternoon of fun hosted by fellow Print Club members.

Chinese New Year Celebration
Sunday, January 26, 2014 / 1 pm
Levitt Auditorium

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with Paul Shao, professor of architecture at Iowa State
University, and his Chinese woodblock prints. Shao began collecting Chinese prints from
Weifang, in Shandong Provice, one of the most important wood block printing centers in
China. He will show us photographs of the printing process and prints from woodblocks
dating back to the Qing Dynasty.

Etchasketchathon Discussion and Studio Time
Sunday, February 16, 2014 / 1 pm
Studio 5

Join Amy N. Worthen, curator of prints and drawings for a discussion of the Chapman
Brothers’ “Etchasketchathon” and Goya's “Disasters of War” or "Fun With Coloring Books."


Trip to Ames
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Whole Hog Press (307 Kellogg, Ames, IA)

Asa Wenzel-Fisher is a master lithography printer who trained at the most important US center for
lithography, the Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, NM. He recently opened his professional
editioning workshop, Whole Hog Press, in Ames, and has begun collaborating with artists. Plan
on making the short drive to Ames to visit with Asa Wentzel-Fisher, preceded by brunch at The Café.

Rick Von Holdt Printing Demonstration and Picnic
Sunday, April 27, 2014 / Noon
Minburn, IA

Enjoy a day in the country with Rick von Holdt, typographer, printer, and a collector of presses and type.
He will host Print Club for a picnic and visit to see his presses and type at his country home. This is a
potluck so please bring a dish to share.


Dinner and Annual Meeting
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Art Center Restaurant / 6 pm
Levitt Auditorium / 7 pm

Mark your calendar for our annual meeting, which will include the selection of the annual gift print and
conservation gift to the Art Center and an announcement of next season’s commissioned print.