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PRINTS + PROCESS: Kip Deeds, the “Alasktic” Series

Second Thursday Reception: March 12th, 6 PM to 9 PM, work on view through April 4th

Second State Press is pleased to present “Alasktic” by Kip Deeds as the most recent exhibition in our Prints + Process series. Prints + Process takes a look inside the process of completing a print project. Process could include prints, drawings, proofs, films, and hand written notes… some that represent substantive changes in direction, others that don’t.
In Kip’s Words:
The “Alasktic” series of prints are about travel between extremes (e.g. temperature, geography, culture). With some reflection, I know that the process of making these prints was also about dealing with itinerant circumstances. Preparatory drawings and prints were made in a number of different places including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Michigan, Washington D.C., and Washington State. It is as if, instead of having many luxuries, I was only allowed to carry a backpack and a pocket knife. Limitations led to a certain crisp economy, each print process exists in a distinct place on the page. While a great territory was explored, pacing was considered and necessary energy was conserved so that an arrival at a distant destination and a point of completion was met.  


PECO Second Saturdays- March 14th

PECO Second Saturdays at Second State Press is our FREE public program that allows families and students to come together and learn about printmaking every second Saturday of the month from 12 – 2pm. Each workshop is family and student centered giving one-on-one opportunities to make art!

Open to the public; we kindly request you RSVP by calling 215-232-2120 or emailing

Please note that there will not be a PECO Second Saturday event for January 2015, but keep an eye out for more PECO Second Saturday events starting in February 2015!

March Workshop Theme- Brain Food!

March 14th
Instructor: Sophie Sanders
This month’s workshop is all about the brain and foods that help the brain grow and develop! This two hour workshop will provide you with the opportunity to experiment with screen printing and relief printmaking to represent emotions, dreams, and other thoughts inside the brain. Families can work together to create a map of the brain for a future exhibit at Second State Press. Each participant will walk away with a print that they created. Suitable for ages 5 & up.

Quarter Sheet Challenge Artist: Leslie A. Grossman


Leslie A. Grossman has accepted the Second State Press Quarter Sheet Challenge! Her prints will be on view for the month of March.

“Transfer” is a perfect example of how I approach printmaking –  with a slightly tongue-in-cheek commentary on the one-off. It’s also evidence of my interest in the ways one material/thing communicates with or impacts another; and how printmaking – in the most rudimentary sense – is simply a transfer of information.

Each month we will feature a new artist in this on going exhibition series. The one requirement? Prints must be quarter sheet prints (15″ x 11″). Email for more information.



Time to roll up your sleeves and get a little dirty!

SSP will be offering NEW classes in Monotype, Quick & Dirty Screen Printing, and Lithography this spring!

Sign up here!





Member Shop Orientations Every Second Thursday

It’s always difficult to start in a new shop and get your printing flow.  Different equipment, new people, and where the heck is the tarleton anyway?!  SSP wants to make it easier for you to get started and get printing.  Every Second Thursday, Second State Press we will hold shop orientations for members.  All are welcome to attend each month.

Join us 6-9 PM to get a tour of the shop, have your printing questions answered, and meet other members.