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Closing Reception for "130"
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will host a closing night reception for 130, an exhibit celebrating Watkins 130th anniversary through posters designed by Watkins Graphic Design students and produced at Hatch Show Print.
130, opening August 7 in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus, is the result of a spirited summer collaboration between the Department of Graphic Design at Watkins (est. 1885), and Hatch Show Print (est. 1879), one of the oldest working letterpress print shops in America.
Watkins students and faculty carved original linoleum blocks and hand set wooden type in recognition of Watkins’ 130 years of education and the arts. The exhibition includes hand printed posters – irreverent, thoughtful and naughty – process materials, photographs, and carved blocks.
Watkins Graphic Design faculty Dan Brawner and Judith Sweeney O’Bryan organized the July 19 workshop, which was led by Hatch Master Printer Jim Sherraden and shop manager Celene Aubry. Participating students were Chris Davidson, Lydia Jarvi, Jessi Knight, Sara Schork, Heidi Sprouse, Samantha Woolson. Previous Watkins-Hatch summer workshop themes included the ethos of influential Modern designer Massimo Vignelli, the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones and the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.
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