Thursday, July 24, 2008

TIGER LILY PRESS 
Celebrates 30 Years
1978-2008

In 1978, with grants from the Ohio Arts Council and the Cincinnati Commission on the Arts to purchase the Charles Brand Intaglio Press, Kate Maynard set up a printmaking studio that would be open to the public.  She was a master printmaker and a member of the YWCA in downtown Cincinnati.   The "Y" offered space and day to day financial support for several years. 

In 1982 Mary Mark purchased the press and moved it to 4th and Plum Street.  Chris Cotting became a regular renter and soon an operational partner with Mary.  During this time the artists involved produced two significant group editions.  One of which found its way into the collections of the Cincinnati Art Museum, The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Miami University Art Museum and the Dayton Art Institute.

In 1985 the contents of Tiger Lily Press were sold to five area printmakers, Mary Ann Butkovich, Joan Effertz, Joyce Howe, Leslie Shiels, and Barbara Young.  They donated it to the Art Academy of Cincinnati and its alumni department who kept the press open to the community.

In 1999 the press was transferred to the Cincinnati Recreation Commission where it currently resides in the Dunham Recreation Art Building.  The Press continues its mission to serve local area printmakers and to educate the public about printmaking through workshops, demonstrations and Print Sales.

We hope you will join us as we celebrate the past 30 years 
at this year's 
4th Annual Print Sale 
Sunday, November 9th, 2008

Look for more details as the date approaches. 

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