Welcome to Expressions Graphics Website

Expressions Graphics is a non-profit printmaking cooperative and fine arts gallery. Our volunteer-run facilities include a working press shop, committed to safe and eco-friendly alternative methods, and a gallery space open to the public. We offer classes and education outreach programs for children and adults of all skill levels. Our gallery presents monthly exhibitions and printmaking demonstrations in order to share our expertise with the community and to promote a general interest in art.

Call for Entries:

ARTISTS WANTED!!!

We are looking for New Members – Artists, Printmaking and Those Who Are Interested in Supporting The Art of Printmaking.

Expressions Graphics Classes and Workshops.

Our goal is to encourage creativity in a press-shop where both novice and professional printmakers can work, exchange ideas, and showcase their artistry in a collaborative and educational environment. We are committed to offering free and affordable classes and demonstrations to the community and to maintaining a safe and environmentally friendly press-shop that is open to the public.

Gallery Show Calendar.

Our gallery presents monthly exhibitions and printmaking demonstrations in order to share our expertise with the community and to promote a general interest in art.

Expressions Graphics & LA CALACA PRESS are pleased on presenting: "CALACAS II".
II La Calaca Press International Print Exchange.

II Calacas at EG
Opening Reception: Friday, July 20th, 6:30PM to 10:00PM
Day of the Dead Celebration
Exhibit runs July 7th - August 5th, 2012.
More Information here..

 

Expressions Graphics Presents: "Symbolic Immersion: Prints and Installation Art by Jessica Kronika".

Evoking a journey of discovery, the artist takes us into a contemporary experience of visiting prehistoric cave and early stone temples during a storytelling. Using cutting edge LED technology in the place of oil burning lamps, the illuminated spaces of Kronika’s installation invite you into the mysteries. Working with mixed media, the artist turns everyday materials into glowing crystalline and substantial spaces. Using printmaking, bookmaking, sculpture and photographic processes, the evolving series of two-dimensional art works and documentation capture the strangely universal yet undecipherable symbols that illuminate the exhibit.
Opening Reception: Friday, June 15th, 6:00PM to 9:00PM

Exhibit runs through July 6th, 2012.
More Information here..

Expressions Graphics Presents: "DREAMS OF FREEDOM".
New Works by Nicolás De Jesús.

Dreams of Freedom
Opening Reception: Friday, April 13th, 6:00PM to 9:00PM

Exhibit runs April 1st - 30th, 2012.
More Information here..

 

Expressions Graphics Presents: "CALACAS".
La Calaca Press International Print Exchange.

Calacas at Expressions Graphics
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 5th, 6:30PM to 10:00PM
Day of the Dead Celebration
Exhibit runs November 5th - November 29th, 2011.
More Information here..

 

Expressions Graphics Presents: UN-NATURAL DISASTERS.
A Suite of Social Justice Themed Prints.

Un-Natural Disasters
Opening Reception: Friday, October 21st, 2011 6:00PM to 9:00PM
And Saturday, October 22nd, 1:00PM to 4:00PM
Exhibit runs October 1st - October 31st, 2011.
More Information here..

 

Expressions Graphics Presents: Ink on the Veins.
By Three Nicaraguan Printmakers.

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 18th, 2011 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Printmaking Demo 8:00PM.
Exhibit runs August 18 - September 11, 2011.
More Information here..

 

Expressions Graphics Presents: Mixtographia of Sound.
By Visiting Artist Reynaldo Santiago.

Opening Reception: Friday, July 15th, 2011 7:00PM to 9:30PM
Stone Lithography Demo 8:00PM.
July, 2011.
Workshops Information here..

 

Expressions Graphics Presents: Laura Myntti - New Work.
landscapes, oil drawings and explosives"

Opening Reception: Friday, June 10th, 2011 5:30PM to 8:00PM
June 10 - 30, 2011.

 

Expressions Graphics Presents: "Thresholds to Conservation"

Collaborative Printmaking Portfolio. Thresholds to Conservation is the first Rio Grande Valley Collaborative printmaking portfolio produced in response to a call for artist, printmakers, and educators by Reynaldo Santiago, curator at the Art House Gallery in McAllen, Texas. Invited to participate in the portfolio are a unique group of international and local artists who have interpreted images, each with a specific message, based on the title via a variety of printmaking techniques. All prints are original, hand pulled, and signed by the artist. More info here...

"Thresholds to Conservation" Collaborative Printmaking Portfolio.
Opening Reception: Friday, April 15th, 2011 6:00PM to 9:00PM
April 15 - May 13, 2011.

 

Monoprints by Benjamin & Anna Marie Varela


Opening Reception: Friday, March 18, 6-9PM.
"We are expressing our thoughts by manipulating the light, the appearance of our artwork is representational, abstract and non objective filled with bright colors. The impressionist painted the light that they saw in nature and we are manipulating the light to express our ideas, the title of this is manipulating the light. With warm regards Benjamin and Anna Marie Varela "
March 18 - 31, 2011.
More info here

 

Six by Six Portfolio 2010.


This portfolio of selected handmade prints was created by members of Expressions Graphics to raise funds to help support our community outreach projects.
More info Here

Expressions Graphics Presents:

Artwork by MaryEllen Ponsford.


Open: Wednesday, Oct 27 through Friday, Oct 29 3-7PM. Saturday 30, 12-5PM.
Drop by for Refreshments and Enjoy some Evocative Art
Oct 27 - 30, 2010.
More info here

 

Chine Collé: The Paper Dimension

Two Person Show By Beverly Keys and Carol Friedle. Opening: Friday, August 20th, 6:00PM to 9:00PM.
Printmaking Demo: Saturday 21, 2:00PM
August 7 - 31, 2010.

Expressions Graphics Presents: "Master Prints"

Relief Prints by Nicaraguan Artist Carlos Barberena. In this series the artist employs the process of appropriating and varying “Master Pieces of Art,” using at times both their titles and compositional strategies but inserting contemporary imagery to create new works. These pieces reflect contemporary issues such as environmental pollution, exploitation of natural resources, human rights issues, violence, labor rights, wars, and the use and abuse of power.
"Master Prints" Relief Prints by Nicaraguan Artist Carlos Barberena.
Opening Reception: Friday, July 16th, 2010 6:00PM to 9:00PM
July 1 - July 31, 2010.

 

"Noösphere" Print Works by Visiting Artist Eveline Kolijn

Opening Reception: June 18, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
June 4 - 26, 2010
Printmaking Demo: 8:PM

Expressions Graphics Presents:

Jill Kramer: Landscape Block Prints and Janet Schill: Wearable Art and Jewerly.
Opening: Saturday, April 17th, 2010 6:00PM to 9:00PM
April 5 - May 8, 2010.

Small Prints by Rene Arceo and Workshop

This month we have a unique opportunity at Expressions Graphics. We have a guest printmaker Rene Arceo, who is exhibiting Small Prints in our gallery. He has exhibited widely in the Midwest, Mexico and Canada. Rene also teaches in the Chicago public school system. He's a wonderful teacher and is doing a benefit workshop to help our not-for-proffit printmaking gallery and studio. More information here

"Small Prints by Rene Arceo" Opening: March 19th 6:PM-9PM
Open to Public: March 1- March 31.

Spaghetti diner FUNdraiser

Do away with your winter Blues at Expressions Graphics' February Spaghetti dinner FUNdraiser!!! Opening: Saturday, February 20th, 2010 from 1:30 - 8:00 pm at Expressions Graphics.
Exhibition ends February 28th.

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS: Common Ground

Expressions Graphics and Arceo Press invite you the public viewing of the print portfolio:
“DIA DE LOS MUERTOS: Common Ground"
Opening: Saturday, October 17, 2009 from 2 - 4 pm at Expressions Graphics.
Exhibition ends November 2nd.

Airline Secutriy (Ziplock Bag) Art Show

Expressions Graphics is hosting a show zip lock bag art show. If you have traveled by airplane lately you probably know about the rules regarding taking liquids and gels on an airplane. These rules are the motivation behind this show. Create a unique piece of art, put it into a zip lock bag. Mail it to Expressions Graphics. Do not limit yourself to security, or airlines themes.
More info Here

BENEFIT SILENT AUCTION!!!.

 

Painterly Prints.

Expressions Graphics Gallery Presents: Painterly Prints. A group show, April 2009. Opening Reception: Friday, April 17, 5:30 to 9:00PM. Artists in this show: Audrey Brown, Jackie Dimetros, Marcia Palazzolo, George Wear, Donna Pope, Jan Anderson, Janet Schill, Cherie Salerno, Bob Kwas, Mary Lou Stewart.

Expressions Graphics Gallery Presents:

Visiting Artists Tim & Karen Linduska and their Advanced Art Students from Elverado High School. Exhibition: March 10 – April – 4, 2009. Closing Reception: Friday - April 3rd, 7:00- 9:00 PM

Años de Miedo / Time of Fear. Prints by Carlos Barberena

This Print Portfolio by the nicaraguan artist Carlos Barberena is a homage to the victims of war, is based on his memories and the collective historical memory of his country (Nicaragua) in the decades of the 70's and 80's, but this does not mean that it is limited geographically, because it is the reality in many countries at present. This Portfolio is presented as a manner of reflection about war and its effects.

Six by Six Portfolio.

Small Prints by Members of Expressions Graphics. This portfolio of selected handmade prints was created by members of Expressions Graphics to raise funds to help support our community outreach projects.

Pipelines and Borderlines Portfolio.

Artists from the United States, Mexico and Canada have formed a grassroots collaboration to create artworks to spread awareness of the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP), what the Bush administration calls "NAFTA-PLUS", an umbrella for some 300 joint corporate and government initiatives affecting all three countries.

United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Chicago and Expressions Graphics Present:

“Watercolor Monotype Prints”.Oak Park Village Hall Nov. 8 – Dec. 28, 2008. Reception:December 12, 4 – 6 PM.An exiting exhibit of Monotype Prints created at an arts Workshops at United Cerebral Palsy on Harrison Street in Oak Park, IL.

View The Expressions Graphics 25th Anniversary Poster.

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29 Harrison Street Oak Park, IL 60304
(708) 447-9262.

The Expressions Graphics is located in the Oak Park Arts District along Harrison Street between Ridgeland and Austin. We are one block from the Austin stop on the CTA Blue line and four blocks from Stop 17 of the free Oak Park Shuttle.