Join us at Inkling on Friday March 1st from 6 to 10 for an opening reception.
2917 1/2 N. Broadway, Chicago
Inkling is pleased to present to you our next gallery showcase, a series of whimsical ‘hunting trophies’ by local artist Ben Rumback. The ‘trophies’ are hand cut and sanded from 1/4 inch birch and lovingly hand painted. All of the trophies come mounted on plaques that were also hand made by Ben. Many of the plaques have been wrapped in gold or silver leaf, and some are painted. The trophies are light and hang easily on a nail, and range in size from the very small (mouse) to the moderately large (a very fierce dinosaur). These illustrative sculptures are fit to adorn the walls of any brave hunter, be they children or grown folks with an appreciation for whimsy. A select few from the previous collection ‘Embroidustrations from a Wild Imagination’ will also be on display. These ‘soft sculptures’ are illustrations composed of cut felt, designed and completely hand sewn by the artist.For more info about the artist and his work visit:www.benrumback.com

Join us at Inkling on Friday March 1st from 6 to 10 for an opening reception.

2917 1/2 N. Broadway, Chicago

Inkling is pleased to present to you our next gallery showcase, a series of whimsical ‘hunting trophies’ by local artist Ben Rumback. The ‘trophies’ are hand cut and sanded from 1/4 inch birch and lovingly hand painted. All of the trophies come mounted on plaques that were also hand made by Ben. Many of the plaques have been wrapped in gold or silver leaf, and some are painted. The trophies are light and hang easily on a nail, and range in size from the very small (mouse) to the moderately large (a very fierce dinosaur). These illustrative sculptures are fit to adorn the walls of any brave hunter, be they children or grown folks with an appreciation for whimsy. 

A select few from the previous collection ‘Embroidustrations from a Wild Imagination’ will also be on display. These ‘soft sculptures’ are illustrations composed of cut felt, designed and completely hand sewn by the artist.

For more info about the artist and his work visit:
www.benrumback.com


We happily present to you The Little Friends of Printmaking, Inkling’s July gallery showcase. Join us for First Fridays, opening reception on July 6th, 6 to 10 at Inkling, 2917 1/2 N. Broadway St., Chicago.
You can easily spot The Little Friends of Printmaking in a crowd—their inky hands and clothes are a dead giveaway. Their artwork is just as distinctive. Husband-and-wife team JW & Melissa Buchanan first made a name for themselves by designing and printing silkscreened concert posters, but soon branched out into further fields, designing fancy junk for whoever would pay them money. In addition to their work as illustrators and designers, these art-school refugees continue their fine art pursuits through exhibitions, lectures, and artists’ residencies throughout North America, spreading the gospel of silkscreen to anyone inclined to listen. Their awards include honors from the Art Directors’ Club, American Illustration, and Communication Arts. Also, their work has been published in the books New Masters of Poster Design [Rockport], Juxtapoz: Poster Art [Gingko Press], and Handmade Nation [Princeton Architectural Press], among others. The Little Friends currently live in Milwaukee, WI with two very round cats.
www.thelittlefriendsofprintmaking.com

We happily present to you The Little Friends of Printmaking, Inkling’s July gallery showcase. Join us for First Fridays, opening reception on July 6th, 6 to 10 at Inkling, 2917 1/2 N. Broadway St., Chicago.

You can easily spot The Little Friends of Printmaking in a crowd—their inky hands and clothes are a dead giveaway. Their artwork is just as distinctive. Husband-and-wife team JW & Melissa Buchanan first made a name for themselves by designing and printing silkscreened concert posters, but soon branched out into further fields, designing fancy junk for whoever would pay them money. In addition to their work as illustrators and designers, these art-school refugees continue their fine art pursuits through exhibitions, lectures, and artists’ residencies throughout North America, spreading the gospel of silkscreen to anyone inclined to listen. Their awards include honors from the Art Directors’ Club, American Illustration, and Communication Arts. Also, their work has been published in the books New Masters of Poster Design [Rockport], Juxtapoz: Poster Art [Gingko Press], and Handmade Nation [Princeton Architectural Press], among others. The Little Friends currently live in Milwaukee, WI with two very round cats.

www.thelittlefriendsofprintmaking.com

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Dan Grzeca is a prolific printer and painter living in Chicago and for the month of June we’ll be showcasing a variety of his prints in Inkling’s gallery space. His professional portfolio includes gig posters for The Black Keys, The Decemberists, Phish, Iron and Wine and so much more! His entire collection can be viewed on www.dangrzeca.com 

Opening reception Friday, June 1st from 6 to 10 

Inkling, 2917 1/2 N. Broadway, Chicago 

It’s also Inkling’s 2nd anniversary! Come in and see new goods and the shop’s new look. To celebrate our anniversary we’ll be having a raffle, giving away some of our favorite local art. We’ll also provide tasty treats and drinks.

Inkling has teamed up with the LakeView Food Pantry this holiday season. If you bring a non-perishable food item to our first Friday event on Dec. 2nd from 6-9 you’ll receive a coupon good for 25% off all holiday merchandise. The coupon doesn’t expire until Dec. 24th. Items include: ornaments, holiday greeting cards, decorations and much more! www.lakeviewpantry.orgYou can also make your own stocking stuffers this year! We provide all the materials to make your own one inch pinback buttons. Draw out your own little works of art and we’ll turn them into buttons. It’s free, our gift to you! Come join the fun, get crafty and help a great cause this Friday.Refreshments will be served. We’ll have the donation bin for the LakeView Food Pantry for the month of December.Items most needed:Peanut Butter & JellyWhole Grain Products (Cereal, Pasta)Canned TunaCanned MeatCanned Beans or VeggiesCanned Fruit in JuiceLow Sodium SoupToothbrushes and ToothpasteVegetable Juice/V8Any Other Non-Perishable, Non-Expired Food Items

Inkling has teamed up with the LakeView Food Pantry this holiday season. If you bring a non-perishable food item to our first Friday event on Dec. 2nd from 6-9 you’ll receive a coupon good for 25% off all holiday merchandise. The coupon doesn’t expire until Dec. 24th. Items include: ornaments, holiday greeting cards, decorations and much more! 
www.lakeviewpantry.org

You can also make your own stocking stuffers this year! We provide all the materials to make your own one inch pinback buttons. Draw out your own little works of art and we’ll turn them into buttons. It’s free, our gift to you! 

Come join the fun, get crafty and help a great cause this Friday.
Refreshments will be served. 

We’ll have the donation bin for the LakeView Food Pantry for the month of December.

Items most needed:

Peanut Butter & Jelly
Whole Grain Products (Cereal, Pasta)
Canned Tuna
Canned Meat
Canned Beans or Veggies
Canned Fruit in Juice
Low Sodium Soup
Toothbrushes and Toothpaste
Vegetable Juice/V8
Any Other Non-Perishable, Non-Expired Food Items