Thursday, March 17, 2011

ON TOUR: Letterpress Gig Posters, March 8-April 8

Showing now Montserrat's Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery until April 8th is a show of letterpress gig posters and broadsides by Hammerpress, Yee-Haw Industries, Hatch Show Print and Amos Kennedy Jr. The show was curated by faculty member, Sarah Smith and is accompanied with a visit from Amos Kennedy Jr.

Book artist, letterpress printer, and paper maker Kennedy Jr. occupies a printmaking studio in rural Akron, Alabama. His posters and books share a traditional American aesthetic, promoting social justice and historical inquiry into our nation's past. There will be a few events surrounding Kennedy's visit. First, he will give an artist talk on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 11:30. Then on the 24th from 6-7:30 PM there will be a screening of "Proceed and Be Bold", a documentary about Kennedy.
For details check the Montserrat website and click on Galleries.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Two Montserrat Students with books in the Boston Printmakers, Arches Student Show

It was a big turn out for this year's Boston Printmaker's Biennial and Arches student show at the Danforth Museum and the reception was packed. We are very proud of all the Montserrat printmakers and book artists whose work made it into the show. Here are the two students who had books in the show.

Kate St. Cyr and her book, "Lapin" which won the
Boston Printmakers Student Award

"Lapin" photocopy transfer, collage and rabbit fur

Alexa Szilagyi and her book, "My Letterpress Final"
which proves that exasperation can produce great results!

More Student Work from Fall Semester 2010

Lisa Hersey, Bookbinding 2, Project 1, Specimen

Kate St. Cyr, Bookbinding 2, Project 1, Specimen

Jon Brown, Bookbinding 2, Project 1, Specimen

Debbie Gray, Bookbinding 2, Project 1, Specimen

Brittany Carr, Bookbinding 2, Project 3, Communication