RED HYDRANT PRESS
The studio of mexican printmaker Alynn Guerra in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Welcome! My name is Alynn Guerra, Red Hydrant Press is the name of my printmaking studio, located in the historic Tanglefoot building; the one that gave birth to fly strips here in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
In 1998 I was pursuing a degree in Graphic communication but I got burned out by the pursuit of commodification and commercialization of creative work, so I took a break and decided to learn traditional art, I thought I wanted to be a painter but I found printmaking in the quest. I always liked printmaking or "Grabado y estampa" never ever considered doing it myself.
My fascination with the process was in part because it seemed impossible to create an image that started completely backwards and from positive to negative. But what truly made me feel passionate about printmaking was its history of powering social movements, its accessibility and therefore affordability which all makes it a very powerful but humble form of art.
I proudly call myself a Printmaker.
OPEN HOURS IN THE TIME OF COVID
I'm opening the studio to the public by appointment only. Or send me a direct message with the chat smiley face.
Fridays: 9am - 6pm