Letterpress Exhibit at Morgan Conservatory April 11-June 7

Exhibition - OH, Letterpress

Exhibit Dates: April 11 – June 7, 2014
*Opening Reception: Friday, April 11 – 7pm-9pm*
Guided Gallery Tour: Saturday, April 12 – 12pm-1pm
Regular Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday // 10am-4pm

Through ink rollers, gears, and a little elbow grease, the Morgan Conservatory presents an invitational exhibition of Ohio-based artists and printers utilizing the letterpress process in a contemporary era. Linked by an appreciation for the versatility of these precision machines, this selection of printmakers, type casters, designers, and traditional letterpress printers invites you to explore the ways in which an old technology can be made new.

This exhibition celebrates the current renaissance of an analog printing process and the innovations of its Ohio practitioners. While print shops were closing their doors and purging their equipment, these enthusiastic individuals have dedicated themselves to maintaining the craft in hopes that it will never die. From old school printers to the mechanically-savvy folks who have found a voice through letterpress, this exhibition shows the inherent value of hand-printed ephemera.

Exhibitors Include:

Wendy Partridge – Zygote Press – Cleveland
Michael Gill – Zygote Press – Cleveland
Eric Gulliver – Zygote Press – Cleveland
Mason Milani – Morgan Conservatory – Cleveland
Brittyn Dewerth – Cleveland
Andrew Kapish – Morgan Conservatory – Cleveland
Charles Beneke – Akron University – Akron
Bob Keleman – Type High Press – Kent
Miranda Hunt – Shaker Heights
Brian Stuparyk – Steam Whistle Press – Cincinnati
Bobby Rosenstock – justAjar Design + Press – Marietta
Erin Beckloff – Miami University – Oxford
Keith Berger & Jamie Berger – Cranky Pressman – Salem
Scott Moore – Moore Wood Type – Columbus
Gregory Walters – Picqua
Don E. Adleta – Ohio University – Athens
Misty Thomas-Trout – Ohio University – Athens
*Also presenting a special collaborative publication of Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut:
-John Hoffa, typesetting – Hamilton Press – Cleveland
-Barry Hoffman, typesetting & engravings – Hamilton Press – Cleveland
-Karen D. Beckwith, lithograph (cover sheet) – Hamilton Press – Cleveland
-Karen Esper, binding & finishing – Esper Bindery – Cleveland


The Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation is an Ohio non-profit art center dedicated to the preservation of handmade papermaking and the art of the book. Morgan Conservatory will pursue its educational and charitable purposes by serving the greater community locally, nationally, and internationally with sustainable practices in an innovative green environment.

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