We'll be hitting the road in February to make a field trip to the Kansas City Center for the Ink & Paper Arts, a community print shop in Kansas City’s West Bottoms. It is a space run by printmakers to enable other printmakers and craftsmen to create their work. It offers equipment and space to independent artists not associated with a school, and a place where likeminded individuals can collaborate and dialogue. They want to include everyone that works with ink and needs access to a press or screen—this means book artists and those working with handmade paper. The KKCIPA not only offers a communal environment but also nurtures new growth of printmaking in the greater community through workshops, lectures, and exhibitions.
Come learn about this hidden gem in the West Bottoms!