Presented by Melanie Mowinski
PRESS: Letterpress as Public Art Project,
105 Main Street North Adams,
10 am – 4 p.m., with a 45-minute break for lunch.
Limited to 12 participants. Fee: $55. BYOL or get lunch at one of the area restaurants.
To register, e-mail Melanie Mowinski, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Using wood and lead type, stamps, stencil, and collage, participants will create poems and prose inspired by techniques that the Dadaists used, including collaborations and independent explorations. Finished pieces will be included in a small exhibition at an opening at PRESS on March 29 .
Melanie Mowinski, owner and curator of PRESS, is committed to sharing her love of art, book arts, and printmaking with as many people as possible. When she was given a Vandercook Universal III press in March 2010, she knew it had to be shared with the general public—hence the birth of PRESS. Mowinski holds an MFA from The University of the Arts and MAR from Yale University. She is an Assistant Professor of Visual Art at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) in North Adams. See www.melaniemowinski.com and www.letterpressasapublicartproject.wordpress.com.