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[BKARTS] Upcoming Press events at Colorado College



Dear Book Arts Community,

The Press at Colorado College in Colorado Springs is pleased to announce some upcoming events as a part of PressFest 2008 which may be of interest to you or someone you know. Please tell your friends and stop on by. All events are free and open to the public. In addition to the events listed below books from the press and other work will be on display and for sale.



Mostly Magic Marbling

October 4, 2008 11:30 AM

Experimental Classroom
Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Tom Leech, director of the Press at the Palace of the Governors in Santa
Fe and prominent paper-maker/marbler, shows how beautiful the encounter
between color and fiber can be.  The Colorado Springs community is
invited to participate with college students and staff in this
three-hour demonstration of the art of marbling.  This event is the
first of three open to the public in Pressfest 2008, a series
celebrating the Press at Colorado College.  Leech is a member of the
Press Advisory Board and was a long-term collaborator of its founder,
James Trissel.



Artifacts of Childhood: Medieval and Renaissance Books for Kids

October 4, 2008 3:00 PM

Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903


Paul Gehl is Custodian of the John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing at Chicago's Newberry Library. In this talk, illustrated with examples from the Newberry's rich collections, he brings together his interests in the history of education and in manuscript and printed books to offer a view of historical childhood from objects, texts, and images intended for children. This lecture is the second event in Pressfest 2008, a series of talks and demonstrations celebrating thirty years of Colorado College's letterpress studio.



Letting Vision Find Its Way: From Yesterday until Tomorrow at the
Press at Colorado College

October 6, 2008 3:00 PM

Screening Room
Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 825 N. Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903


Betty Bright is a Minneapolis-based curator and critic of the book arts. In this slide-illustrated talk, she will center on the role of the Press at Colorado College onthe national book arts scene. Bright's discussion will focus on the work of James Trissel at the Press between 1978 and 1998. Her lecture is the final event in Pressfest 2008, a celebration of the work of Press at Colorado College in its thirtieth year.





Feel free to call or email me here at the Press with any questions.


__________________________


Colin Frazer
Letterpress Printer
The Press at Colorado College

14 E. Cache la Poudre
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

719.389.6376
colin.frazer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx





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