On August 27th, Printmaking @ PRESS opened to the public here on Main Street. We’d like to send out a huge thank you to everyone who stopped by to look back on five years of making in the letterpress medium with us. All of the old favorites made an appearance in this retrospective exhibition, and it was so wonderful to share with our loyal PRESS visitors some of our favorite works that have been made with our presses.
If you couldn’t make it to the opening, it’s time that we shared with you the big news: the PRESS space at 49 Main Street is transitioning to exPRESS, a new collaborative space.
Most of the PRESS equipment is moving to the newly remodeled Bowman Hall on MCLA’s campus. This long-planned transition will happen in the Fall of 2015. PRESS will still maintain a spot in the community through our PRESS on the Move program and is delighted to partner with Williamstown Film Festival’s Wind-Up Fest, IS 183 North County Campus, and MCLA’s Berkshire Cultural Resource Center in the creation of exPRESS, a collaborative storefront space that will serve as a valuable resource to the creative community.
We hope you will join us in celebrating this transition and all of the new opportunities in store during this season’s last DownStreet Art Celebration on September 24th. PRESS’s DownStreet Art reception will feature more big news, delicious food, and, of course, opportunities to make and see some beautiful art!