Cat Head Press

Printshop and Artist Cooperative

Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

Drink + Ink: Buttons!

Back by popular request, we will be hosting another drink and ink BUTTON-MAKING evening in the Cat Head Press studios! We will give you all the tools you need to create your very own collection of very cool buttons. Put them on your jackets, your backpack, give them to your friends... you can do so much with these fun little pieces of art! 

BYOB. Fee: $10, all materials provided.

Register on the payments page or pay at the door.

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Mar
18
12:00 PM12:00

Free Ink Day: SPD

Make use of potatoes and many shades of green for printmaking in honor of St. Patty's Day this year at Cat Head Press. This is a family friendly, fun, and FREE event! 

Participants will be able to create St. Patty's Day artwork using potatoes and all the green ink we can muster. Come get messy and celebrate with us!

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Feb
18
12:00 PM12:00

Free Ink Day

Join us at Cat Head Press for this family friendly, fun, and FREE event! Participants will be able to create relief prints with a variety of unusual produce on Valentine's day cards. This event is open to all ages, and it's a great place to come meet some new friends!

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Feb
10
6:00 PM18:00

Drink + Ink: Maze Style Books

Come make maze-style books with us on Saturday, February 10th in the Cat Head Press studio! This new and exciting workshop will be taught by Ciaran McQuiston. We will teach you how to create and fold your very own maze-style book, and then all participants will be able to participate in a book exchange! 

All art-making materials are provided. 
This event is BYOB.

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Feb
3
7:30 PM19:30

Idle Cosmopolitan: On Trans Monogamy

Idle Cosmopolitan: On Trans Monogamy is a night of videos and reflection centering on the recent webseries Idle Cosmopolitan created by Joshua Byron. The webseries tells the story of a writer thinking through monogamy and ghosting while confronting their own ideas of homonormativity, love, afterlife, and embodiment. Filmed across multiple states with a DIY mostly trans and queer cast and crew, the piece was produced by Artless Media. The piece stars creator Joshua Byron, Ben Douglas, Marie Richardson, Milly Cai, Prairie M Faul, Simon Simone Defeo, Molly Soda, Reilly Gallogly, Anne Anderson, Stella Shaffer. Weaving together tales of uncertainty, fragmentation, dreams, and death the result is a journey through "The Queer World" and through hierarchies of relationship status in a Grindr-soaked world. What does monogamy even mean in 2017 anymore? Members of the cast and crew will be present for a Q and A and discussion about trans art, DIY practice, and more. 

Doors at 7:30pm, Videos at 8pm

Artists and actors Milly Cai, Reilly Gallogly, Anne Anderson, and Annie Magan will be present to discuss their involvement and own artistic practices. The Q and A will be facilatated by Ciaran McQuiston.

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Jan
21
12:00 PM12:00

Free Ink Day

Join us at Cat Head Press for this family friendly, fun, and FREE event! Participants will be able to create colorful prints using a variety of unusual materials. This event is open to all ages, and it's a great place to come meet some new friends!

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Jan
20
8:00 PM20:00

Powertrip

Powertrip is an event exploring the performative possibilities of the PowerPoint medium.

The fourth edition of Powertrip will be held in the warm confines of Middle Gallery at Cat Head Press and feature perspectives on Utility and Uselessness from regional whiz kids:

Lisa Berlin Jackson
Pat Elifritz
Ronald David Lora-Castillo
Taylor Zartman
Bella Bravo & Samantha Daugherty

Hosted by Erin K Drew

Show at 8PM
$5 donation pays the Powertrippers
Light refreshments and mood music

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Dec
16
10:00 AM10:00

Intro to Screenprinting

This month's Intro to Screenprinting workshop is already full but you can already sign up for the January workshop on 1/27! No experience is necessary, but prior experience is welcome. All materials are included, unless you'd like to print on shirts.

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Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Gears, Beers, and Holiday Cheers

Join us at Freewheeling' Community Bikes (215 E 38th St) on Saturday, December 9th from 2 to 5pm for Gears, Beers and Holiday Cheers, a creative, fun event featuring: 
Drinks + Snacks + Light holiday shopping + Hands-on screen printing (brought to you by Dominic Senibaldi of Cat Head Press!)
And best of all – the gift of life changing moments for the youth of Freewheelin’.
Each ticket includes two drinks, snacks, and a tote bag to screen print with your choice of event-exclusive cycling designs, courtesy of our friends at Cat Head Press. 
Additional items will be available to purchase if you wish to print more. Local beer will be on tap, while Shoefly Public House treats guest to thoughtfully crafted small bites. 
Do some holiday shopping (or pick up a little something for yourself) at our bike bazaar, featuring local, handcrafted, and unique cycling-themed items, as well as Freewheelin' merch. 
All funds raised at this event go directly to Freewheelin' youth programs!

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Dec
9
to Dec 10

Holiday Screenprinting

Sick and tired of buying the same old bags, cards, and wrapping paper from the store? Want to do some screenprinting this holiday season? Then this workshop is for you! Join artist and Cat Head Press director Liz Wierzbicki on December 9th and 10th to design and screen print your own gift wrapping set at this year's Holiday Screenprinting Workshop. Participants will sign up for a 2 hour time slot and work one-on-one with Liz to design and print wrapping paper, 10 gift bags, 10 gift tags and 10 cards. While this workshop will not certify you to use the shop, you will leave with a completely unique gift wrapping set! Spots are already filling up, so visit our website to register for a time and save your spot or email liz@catheadpress.com

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Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

Drink + Ink: Holiday Edition

Come create relief-printed holiday cards with us at Cat Head Press at this month's holiday-themed Drink + Ink event on December 8th from 6pm-9pm! Print cards for yourself and your friends this holiday on our printing press using relief blocks. This workshop will be taught by Ciaran McQuiston.
This event is BYOB, so 21+ please. For more information, visit www.catheadpress.com or our Facebook page. $10 per participant.

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Sep
9
2:00 PM14:00

1 Year and Some Change

It is hard to believe it has been over a year since we opened our doors! Come join us for our 1 year celebration. We will have our inaugural Underground Indy Art Market where artists will be selling print based works and zines. We will have food by Love Handle and Tongue N' Cheek, and cider from Ash & Elm, there will be some live music, a new show by DeathBot will be up in the Middle Space Gallery, and we will have live t-shirt printing. 

Come hang out for this awesome hootenanny!

Free admission

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Sep
1
6:00 PM18:00

Constructing the Future of Yesterday Opening Reception

Join us for the opening reception of Constructing the Future of Yesterday in our Middle Space Gallery. This show features a collection of work by the Deathbot Artist Collaborative. Deathbot Collaborative "supplies these creations to entertain, stimulate and distract.

Entertain: challenge your short attention span by contemplating the tedious details. There is whimsy here. There is play. 

Stimulate: realize your part in this as the viewer. If a tree falls in the woods… you are subjected to Deathbot’s resonance.

Distract: ignore your mundane concerns for the time you are here. The laundry can wait. This is your moment, seize it."

 

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Aug
17
5:00 PM17:00

Illimat Playing Party

Join iMOCA, Twogether Studios and Cat Head Press for a special Illimat playing party at the show's reception on Thursday, August 17th from 5pm-8pm. Check out the Level Upexhibition, meet a few of the artists and get an early chance to play Illimat. A special silkscreened Carson Ellis poster will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds benefiting iMOCA.

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Aug
4
to Aug 19

Level Up: Art Inspired by Gaming Culture

We celebrate Gen Con with a pop up exhibition featuring artwork inspired by gaming culture. The world of card and board games, sci-fi and pop culture icons like Star Wars are explored by artists: Gabriel Dishaw, Austin Falls, Mab Graves, Jason Lahr and Jason S. Cavan Deathbot Manufacturing. The exhibition features original artwork by Carson Ellis, known for her children’s book illustrations and artwork for the band, The Decemberists.

For more information, please visit the iMOCA events page.

 

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Mar
25
10:00 AM10:00

Bookbinding 101

We provide you will all the necessary materials and instruction to learn two styles of bookbinding in the exciting day workshop. Students will leave with a handmade leather bound book AND a maze style book! No experience is necessary. See our workshops page for more information.

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Mar
9
to Mar 28

Flat File: Prints From the Herron Collection

The medium of printmaking and the Herron School of Art and Design have a long and storied history together, with the program tracing it’s roots back to the 1940’s. Through the decades the program has produced a number of nationally and internationally renowned artists, played a role in the reemergence of lithography as an art form and has hosted visiting artists in every stage of their careers. Flat File: Prints From The Herron Collection seeks to showcase prime examples of a medium that has helped shape the history of Herron and art in Indianapolis. The prints featured are examples of work produced by students and professional artists alike. The heavy impressions of etchings and the fluid marks and rich color of lithographs are characteristics of a medium that has long inspired a number or artists and viewers and lent itself to every era of history.

The closing reception will include live lithography printing.

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Feb
24
6:00 PM18:00

Remix the Symphony at Cat Head Press

Classical meets unconventional.

Remix The Symphony is inviting artists of all disciplines and experience levels to a Remix Night at Cat Head Press: Printshop and Artist Cooperative. Remixing isn't just limited to musicians - we want to see how artists reinterpret classical music in their own style. 

Got the winter blues? Need to get out of the house? Want to vent? Create a collage, a print, a painting and enjoy a live DJ, food and drink with Cat Head Press: Printshop and Artist Cooperative

Stay for fifteen minutes or the whole time, we want to provide some inspiration for your next project. We'll provide materals - just bring yourself!

McKay Powers will provide a soundtrack that starts with pieces the ISO is playing in upcoming concerts, including The Firebird, Rachmaninoff, and more. But as the night goes on, he'll start incorporating some different interpretations of classical music. Who knows, maybe we'll end the night with a dance party.

All artists have the opportunity to submit what they make during this event to the Remix the Symphony 'zine, which will be distributed around Indy in March.

Use code REMIX50 for 50% off tickets to any classical concert at the ISO. Get tickets here: https://www.indianapolissymphony.org/season/2016-2017-season/classical

Learn more about Remix the Symphony here: http://remixthesymphony.com/

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