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Steamroller Print Day at Arthaus Projects
April 28, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
In conjunction with their current exhibit Under Pressure showcasing regional printmakers, Arthaus Projects will be hosting a demonstration of a unique method of printmaking using an industrial pavement roller to turn the street into a gigantic printing press. Several of the exhibiting artists including John McKaig and Chad Andrews along with other local printmakers will be producing woodblock prints pressed with the 1.5 ton roller in front of the Arthaus Projects gallery at 140 W Fourth Street in Williamsport.
The public is invited to come out between 11am and 5pm to talk with the artists about their work while watching it come fresh off the press. The gallery will also be open to the public to view the Under Pressure show, and to showcase the steps involved in creating a woodblock print before the pressing, from the initial drawing and carving to inking.
About Under Pressure:
Printmaking has had a large impact on human civilization by increasing the speed, accessibility, and affordability of spreading ideas and images, even today in our modern society dominated electronic communication and reproduction. Even as older printing techniques are surpassed by new ones as technological and economic instruments, artists continue to use and preserve historical methods for their unique aesthetic and procedural properties, and so contemporary printmaking is a landscape in which artisan tradition and cutting edge technology coexist. Under Pressure is a group printmaking exhibition exploring this landscape.
Exhibiting artists include Chad Andrews, Madelin Beatie, Jermiah Johnson, Chris Leete, John McKaig, Wanda Riley, Devon Stackonis, and Evan Summer.
About Arthaus Projects:
2018 marks the inaugural year of Arthaus Projects, a new, non-profit artspace developed by the founder of Converge Gallery. Inspired by the Staatliches Bauhaus (commonly known as Bauhaus), a German art school that famously combined crafts and fine arts teaching with an emphasis on design, Arthaus Projects makes fine, contemporary art accessible to the local community, and provides community education through exhibitions, colloquia and collaborative projects. Arthaus Projects takes a project-based approach to our exhibitions, combining interactive exhibits such as artist talks and live demonstrations with traditional gallery installations.
So why Arthaus Projects? Because a gallery doesn’t define what we do for the Williamsport arts scene. As a community resource, Arthaus Projects provides greater career opportunities in the arts for students, emerging artists and established artists that promote innovative, contemporary ideas.
Arthaus Projects is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization continuing the legacy of Converge Gallery as the next stage in the evolution of the Lycoming County arts scene.
The gallery is located at 140 West Fourth Street, Williamsport, PA and gallery hours are Monday-Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm, Friday 9:00am-6:00pm, and Saturday from 11:00am-5:00pm.
For all press inquiries, and photo requests, please contact Jonathan Hafer, Development Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Web: http://www.arthausprojects.com. Tel: 570.435.7080 Address: Arthaus Projects 140 West 4th Street, Williamsport, PA 17701, USA