We’ve had a very exciting and busy start to the 2016-2017 academic year. This fall we are printing in our new home in Bowman Hall on MCLA’s campus. Our brand new facility already feels like home, and we welcome the connections we are making with other students and faculty. We’ve had a couple of PRESS on … Continue reading
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What does pinocatheca mean anyway?
Postal Pinocatheca opens tomorrow, Thursday, August 30, from 6-9 p.m. We hope you can join us! Tara O’Brien, the instigator of the exchange will be there, too! Tara also came up with the title Postal Pinocatheca, by doing the following exercise, an exercise we both use in our own work and in our teaching. This … Continue reading
Type High TONIGHT at PRESS!
First ImPRESSions, by Sharbreon, BHIP intern and new contributing blogger to PRESS
As I walked down Main Street, I experienced a range of emotions: happiness, nervousness, and anxiety. I had no idea what to expect when I walked into the doors of PRESS. Luckily, I had Pam, the associate gallery manager, there to greet me. The minute I arrived, the first thing that caught my eyes was … Continue reading
Check out our summer line-up!
June 28-July 22 Ink in the Blood: Printed Works on Paper, featuring artists Julio Granda and Barry Sternlieb, two creative forces in the Berkshires that have joined together for a good three decades of collaboration. This exhibit shows the marriage of their specialties. For these works, Barry has done the prints and Julio the art to make a … Continue reading
The Scratch Negative
Who knew that the Scratch Negative Process would be so freakin’ awesome. This is one of the greatest’s things I learned while at Penland for the past two weeks. The Scratch Neg. How I love you! What is it you ask? You are not going to find too much about it online. Steve Miller teaches … Continue reading
Accepting Gifts, Asking For Help
In April PRESS was given a wonderful gift. Andy Shea, a friend of a friend, had a couple of pallets worth of equipment that had been his father’s. He wanted to give it to someone or some place that would use it, and preferably in a way that would benefit young people today. Somehow he … Continue reading
The Reduction Cut!
As part of my internship at PRESS I had the opportunity to design and print my first reduction cut creation! A reduction print is a method of printmaking that uses a single block, which is then carved away at in a series of different stages to reveal a multicolored print. For my first attempt I … Continue reading
Rock the Block
What great fun PRESS and MCLA’s Design Students had at Rock the Block yesterday. Rock the Block was a street party that MCLA’s Performing Arts Management class produced as a class project. And boy was it fun! We’ve gotta thank the PAM class, Jonathan Secor and the City of North Adams for making it happen. … Continue reading
The PRINT Marathon
Wow! What a fabulous weekend! Eleven people, working 12-15 hours at PRESS two days in a row. Such incredible work was created, conversation shared, and experiments realized. It was an honor to work with such talented and wonderful artists. Some of the highlights: Andy and Michael working on the Poco, christening this machine with their … Continue reading