Printmaking studio and artist’s workspace Open Air Printers held an open house on Saturday, September 22nd. The workspace is a program of the Goldwell Open Air Museum and looks far less industrial than one might expect. According to Goldwell’s Suzanne Hackett-Morgan, that is intentional. She refers to O.A.P. as a “fort,” like what neighborhood kids would build as a secret hangout spot. Perhaps to help define the vibe of the place on this evening, PB&Js and sodas were offered along traditional art gallery fare.
Located in the heart of the Arts District, situated near Art Square and adjacent to the Boulder Plaza Sculpture Garden, its presence will be hard to miss for anyone visiting the area. Its printmaking capabilities include nontoxic lithography and intaglio, relief, letterpress, screenprinting and book arts. Simple machines rather than digital technologies reign here. A set of incredibly deep sinks make the facility as facile as it is functional. Studio memberships, drop-in access, workshops, classes and artist residencies are also offered. The project is funded in part by The Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Open Air Printers
1039 S. Main St. #150
Las Vegas, NV 89101.
Open Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment. 702.870.9946
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