From Pouring Pints to Pulling Prints
( photo: Serious looking artist by day, Brendan Dorney creates custom drinks with a smile at the Irish Rover by night)
After you have had a week to recover from St. Patrick’s Day, why not parade around town visiting the studios of the many printmaking artist in and around Denver. Come participate in the Studio + Print Tour on Saturday, March 24th from 10am-4pm. This is just one of many events that are part of “Mo’Print, Month of Printmaking”. Print makers of all kinds will be hosting open studios giving you an opportunity to see into the printmaking process.
Be sure to stop by Moyles Dorney Studio at 1450 Logan Street in Capitol Hill. The studio is run by artist, Brendan Moyles Dorney, who may be familiar to some of you from his time pouring Denver’s best pint at The Irish Rover Pub. Brendan opened his studio in 2010 and has been screen printing, illustrating, and designing concert posters for national tours and shows at some of Denver’s favorite venues like The Ogden, The Gothic, The Bluebird, and Red Rocks. “Printmaking incorporates so many ways of creating an image, using elements of drawing, photography, and digital design along with color, transparency, and layering- it just feels limitless. I like the process involved in printmaking, especially screen printing. It’s something to constantly learn, improve, and experiment with.”, says the artist.
The studio also works with other artist, designers, and businesses creating screen printed goods for a range of projects and promotions.
In addition, Moyles Dorney Studio offers monthly printmaking classes for beginners as well as advanced classes for the more ambitious student. “I really enjoying teaching people the process of screen printing. I like that most people can be taught the basics and create their own prints in a relatively short time frame. It’s great to see someone’s face light up when they start to get the hang of it.” Brendan’s work can be found at the studio website www.MoylesDorneyStudio.com and on Instagram with the user name @RabiesBabies_ He hopes to see you at the Mo’Print open studio event.
Mo’Print is a celebration of the art of making original prints to inspire, educate and promote awareness through a variety of public events and exhibitions in the Denver metropolitan area, the Front Range region, and throughout Colorado. Mo’Print is supported in part by the Invisible Museum, a Denver-area non-profit dedicated to providing opportunities for visibility within the arts. 2018 marks the 3rd biennial celebration, taking place in March. More details about the non-profit, as well as to view a calendar of events can be found online at www.MoPrint.org.