Hamilton Wood Type comes to Wells Book Arts Center

March 30, 2016

JimMoran

JimMoran

WELLS IN RESIDENCE
From April 3-12 we will have a visiting lecturer on campus hosted by the Wells Book Arts Center as part of the Wells “In Residence” program.

Jim Moran Director of the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum – Two Rivers, WI will be here involved in interacting with various student groups, giving public printing demonstrations and lectures as well as assisting in documenting and cataloging the type collection at Wells.

• Monday April 4
Lecture – Stratton 209 – 6pm
Jim Moran – Hamilton: A History in Headlines
Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum Director Jim Moran will give an overview of the collection and the joys and challenges of running this iconic American Museum located in Two Rivers, Wisconsin as part of the Wells “In Residence” visitor series.  The talk is free and open to the public.
• Tuesday April 5
Museum Studies Class guest lecturer
• Wednesday April 6 
Graphic Design Class guest lecturer
• Thursday April 7
Morgan Hall 10am–2pm
Student Open Printing Studio
Drop-In sessions for students, staff and faculty of Wells College. Print with large wood blocks to create bold and colorful posters and one-of-a-kind artworks on our presses.
• Saturday April 9
Morgan Hall 1–5 pm
Community Open Printing Studio
Drop-In sessions for anyone who would like to visit from the wider community. Learn how to create letterpress prints and take home artwork you create in the studio.
• Sunday April 10
Morgan Hall 1-5pm
Open Broadside Printing Workshop
Work with Jim Moran on designing and creating a poetry broadside for the Wells Visiting Writers Series reading on April14th (John Hoppenthaler). Participants will get a copy of the final broadside print.
• Monday April 11
FILM SCREENING with Q&A afterwards
– Zabriskie 106- 7pm
Typeface: A film by Justine Nagan
This acclaimed documentary film presents a view into the letterpress printing scene and the early story of the Hamilton Musuem. Q&A with Jim Moran following the screening.
The film is free and open to the public.

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