PHCA Field Trip to A.I.R.

Last night, several of us went over to Artist Image Resource for their open studio. Much fun was had by all! And we met our newest resident there! How about that?


This is Jenn. No, not the little guy in the green, the lovely young lady holding the little guy in the green. She was the AIC (Artitst in Charge) at Artist Image Resource last night when the PHCA field trippers descended on the facility. Really, she just took us under her wing, was very patient in explaining silkscreening to a bunch of newbies and made a pleasant outing exceptionally fun.


We started out in the darkroom, waving our transparencies¬† around and asking questions like “Hey, is that a timer” and “I really have to lift that?”


Finally, we were all ready to print! Terry Doloughty had brought two transparencies and was really raring to go. We were the first ones there last night, so we were actually ready to start printing be fore 8:00. The open studio starts at 7pm, but it takes time to expose, burn and rinse your screen. So, if you are planning on going to the open studio, plan on at least an hour of preparation. Longer if there is a line for any of the processes. Also, word to the wise: Bring your own transparency.


Above are some of the T-shirts that Terry printed last night. Nice, huh? We really had a good time last night and I am sure that we will be back! Stay tuned for announcements about this and other field trips out and about the city.


AIR’s Open Studio offers emerging artists and students access to equipment, ideas and a community of working artists every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 7:00 to 11:00 PM. For a nominal fee artists can access printing screens and workspace.

Participants at the Open Studio are encouraged to become part of the Open House component of the program where they can exhibit their work and develop skills presenting and teaching. They are often invited to become part of AIR’s Open Study program which provides greater access to the studio’s artists and resources.

More information about the open studio as well as about A.I.R.’s other programs are available on their site.