PRESS founder Melanie Mowinski currently has a solo exhibition on view at MCLA’s Gallery 51 (next door to the exPRESS space on Main Street)! Wayfinding presents an investigation of the motivations behind the paths taken in life through Mowinski’s installation, letterpress, book arts, and collage pieces. This stunning exhibition concludes Melanie’s year-long sabbatical, and she returns … Continue reading
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exPRESS Celebration 9/24
The final DownStreet Art celebration of the 2015 season featured some firsts for us! If you joined us, you witnessed the first time we printed with two presses during a reception. The PRESS on the MOVE, our Golding Official #3, was sporting bright orange ink last night to add a pop of color to our … Continue reading
exPRESS: A New Collaborative Space
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 … Continue reading
Printmaking @ PRESS & BIG News…
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 … Continue reading
We had a wonderful evening last night for the opening of AMALGAM, featuring the work of letterpress printer and PRESS intern Jonas McCaffery, and the photographs of a group of students from Drury High School’s E3 Program. A great crowd came out to support the young artists – and we were so glad to see … Continue reading
Guess Who’s Back?!
Hi everyone! This is my first time back at PRESS since Paper Dresses, and I’m so glad to be back! I’ve spent the past few days printing a few mantra cards, photographing a lot of the student work that has been made here, and working on a secret surprise that you’ll learn more about over … Continue reading
Type Nerds Rejoice!
Today was an exciting day up here in Rochester! My school, RIT, has an absolutely fabulous graphic arts library, the Cary Collection. In January, the collection welcomed a major acquisition in the form of what is now known as the Kelmscott-Albion press, dating back to 1891. An Albion press is an early hand press used primarily … Continue reading
Paper Dresses Inspiration
“Women hold up half the sky” The artistic collaboration and resulting exhibition that will be Paper Dresses was inspired in part by Nicholas Kristof’s upcoming visit to MCLA. Half the Sky, co-written by Kristof and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, chronicles their encounters with extraordinary women all over the globe, and their struggles with the many injustices that … Continue reading
Finishing Up that Linocut!
Hi everyone! As Jonas mentioned in the previous post, my full-time days at PRESS have sadly come to an end. I had such a wonderful summer with Melanie and Jonas; they both taught me so much in my three months with PRESS! Lucky for me, I’ll still be helping out from afar as much as … Continue reading
Hi everyone! I’m trying to fit in as much as I can before I leave (I can’t believe my last day is one week from now!), so this week I started learning how to carve a linocut block. While there were a few minor mishaps and one slight injury, I’m pretty happy with my first … Continue reading