Makerspaces are places one can go to use tools that are otherwise inaccessible or unaffordable. Oftentimes, these tools are critical in the development of an artist’s practice.
No one knows this better than Charlie Barber, Christina Lee, Aaron Regal, Anna Shepperson and Matt Van Asselt, the artist lead team behind PULLPROOF Studio, an in-progress printmaking studio that moved in to a building on Penn Avenue last February.
Born out of a need for screen-printing equipment, 24-hour access to a facility and complete control of the processes involved, the artist-lead team launched an Indiegogo campaign with the hopes of crowdsourcing $15K to make it happen. They have since surpassed that goal ($15,843 at press time) and recently extended their campaign to a stretch goal of $25,000.
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