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[BKARTS] Colorado College show opens in Chicago



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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                Contact: Erika Hartings
Release Date: January 13, 2005                    (312) 255-3553
hartingse@xxxxxxxxxxxx
www.newberry.org

CELEBRATING BOOK ARTS IN CHICAGO:
FINE PRESS PRINTING AND CALLIGRAPHIC ART

CHICAGO. From February 2 through March 26, 2005, the Newberry Library will
present simultaneous exhibits featuring complementary, yet distinct book
arts: calligraphy and fine press printing.  Enhancing the Chicago
Calligraphy Collective¹s nineteenth annual juried show of original artworks,
Exploration 2005, is The Press at Colorado College: The Pressroom as
Classroom, a traveling exhibit that examines the artistry, craftsmanship,
and educational productivity of one of the finest presses in the country.

Both exhibits are free and open to the public at the Newberry Library, 60 W.
Walton St., Chicago. Exhibit gallery hours are Monday, Friday, Saturday,
from 8:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, from 8:15 a.m.
to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call (312) 255-3691.

Showing these two book arts shows together is a special opportunity.
³Anyone who loves the look of ink on paper will have a field day,² said Paul
F. Gehl, the Newberry Library¹s curator for the history of printing. ³The
Newberry has been a meeting place for book artists for over 100 years. They
read, study, create, donate, and exhibit their works here. But we rarely
have a chance like this to bring in two parts of the book-arts community at
once.²

The Press at Colorado College: The Pressroom as Classroom surveys the
Press¹s dual roles as one of the nation¹s premier fine presses and a
thriving classroom for liberal arts students interested in the art of
letterpress printing. The traveling exhibit includes 24 books and 12
broadsides.  

On February 3, at 6 p.m., the opening gallery walk will be presented by
curator Betty Bright, an independent scholar and teacher. Then, on March 26,
at 11 a.m., two former students of the Press will present ³The Press at
Colorado College as a Teaching Opportunity and Learning Experience,² a
hands-on look at the messy, rewarding experience of fine arts printing. Both
programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call (312)
255-3700.

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The Newberry Library is an independent research and reference library in the
humanities that offers a vast array of lectures, seminars, concerts and
other public programming in addition to exhibits related to it collections.

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