Dispatches from Portland: Peregrin Press Studio Visit
While in Maine for the Rum Riot Press exhibition at Space Gallery, we are taking every opportunity to visit with local artists, printshops and related sites of creative activity. Last week I met with Alice Spencer and Soozie Large at Peregrine Press for just such a studio tour. Peregrine Press is Portland’s oldest cooperative print studio. It was founded in 1991 at a time where there were far fewer coop shops than now, their space is charming and well-taken care of by it’s membership. This photo-essay will lead you through this storied and active print community.
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This poster advertises a collaborative print exchange with a group of women in Zanzibar is indicative of the kind of global engagement that is important to Peregrine and local artists, like Alice Spencer.
Peregrine is situated in a former industrial building which shares space with other artists.
This studio (above) belongs to a printshop member.
The printshop members are working on an exchange portfolio (below) with some luck we’ll see it at SGCI.
This shop has some great hand-written signage. The print process descriptions below are particularly amazing.
The dark room!
Peregrine press inherited it’s space and it’s acid and grounds room from MECA.
And they have successfully hacked this wild custom arrangement to suit non-toxic best practice.
What a lovely shop! Keep your eyes peeled for more posts from Portland.Bookmark / Share / Print