March is sure to make an impression on art aficionados, as volunteer-run nonprofit Mo’Print hosts the third biennial Month of Printmaking. This millennia-old artistic process uses screens and templates to transfer ink onto canvas, allowing for multiple “prints” of one design or image to be produced over and over, with varying effect. This month, celebrate this popular medium by exploring Mo’Print events—from mixers to exhibits, workshops, and more—happening throughout the city.
TRVE Brewery hosts the Month of Printmaking’s kick-off event, where nearly 45 small linocuts (a printing method using linoleum) available for purchase for $10 each. The works available will be exclusively printed in black ink and the proceeds help raise funds for Mo’Print. March 2, 7 p.m.–midnight
Gregory Santos, printmaking director of the community-oriented makers space, Art Gym, curates this exhibition, which highlights the printmaking techniques of woodcutting and steamrolling. While most prints are created with a press, the ones on display here are giant works—the largest is 103 inches long—that have been transferred from wood cuts by way of steam rollers. March 1–17
Forty printmakers—from students to masters—will exhibit their work at this open house at RedLine Contemporary Art Center. Attendance is free, and the artists will be available to discuss their techniques with visitors. March 17, 2–5 p.m.
Large studio spaces like the Art Students League of Denver and Open Press, and smaller spaces around the Denver metro area, such as Sweet Letterpress & Design and Plum Street Studios, will open their doors for one day only. Stop by the studios to check out live demonstrations, meet the artists, and get a firsthand look at the world of printmaking. March 24, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Space Gallery curates a conceptual exhibition that explores the impact of printmaking on other forms of art. Creators like mixed media artist Wendy Kowynia and painter Monroe Hodder will showcase their prints alongside works in their dominant medium. Through April 7
This three-day, pop-up exhibition at Berkeley’s Alto Gallery encourages awareness about the printmaking process. For the first two days, printmakers’ plates and blocks (which are typically destroyed after the completion of the final print) will be displayed next to the artists’ finished works. On the third day, the plates and blocks will be destroyed and documented while the finished prints remain hung up. March 22–24
Wolverine Farm Letterpress & Publick House calls attention to the intersection of art and literature with an exhibition commemorating the broadside, a single-side print featuring a poem and artistic design. Broadsides featuring poems by local Front Range poets Natalie Giarratano, Jessica Rigney and Kathleen Willard will be on display with roughly 30 other broadsides from local and national poets and print shops. March 2, 7:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m.