Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary with FREE Events
The public is invited to the Hamilton Museum, 1816 10th Street, Two Rivers, on Saturday, May 25, 2019 for two FREE events: an Open House, 11am to 4:30pm and a Gallery Reception, 5-7pm. These are family-friendly events for people of all ages to enjoy.
Open House attendees are invited to explore the many aspects of wood type creation and letterpress printing – with a unique opportunity to print their own poster commemorating this special event. Staff members prepare the poster in advance, apply ink and the visitor works the printing press to “pull a print” which is theirs to keep. It’s a great opportunity for each visitor to take home a piece of art from the museum!
A fun carnival theme will enhance Open House activities to include free popcorn, door prizes and a scavenger hunt. Speakers Jim Van Lanen, Sr., museum founder and Jim Moran, museum director, will discuss the museum’s beginning and early growth (11am-12noon) followed by Dean Konop caricatures (12noon – 2pm); a Wood Type Cutting Demonstration by George Liesch and David Carpenter (1-2pm); Mystic Moods Band (2-3pm) and guest speakers; Jeff Dawson and Richard Zauft discussing growth and opportunity for the museum (3:30-4:30pm).
The public is invited to stay after the Open House on May 25 to enjoy a FREE gallery reception 5-7pm celebrating the current exhibit, New Impressions at which time awards will be announced. An international juried exhibition, New Impressions showcases exploration and creativity with letterpress printing techniques. This call attracted 254 entries from around the globe. The final 42 works on display are from artists in Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, and the United States. What an array of remarkable art to behold! Visitors have an opportunity to vote for their favored piece with each vote attributed to the “People’s Choice Award,” one of three that will be announced May 25. Several of the artists are also offering their pieces for sale, making this exhibit an exclusive opportunity to own a piece of New Impressions 2019 art.
The dates and information listed here are subject to change. Please call to verify dates and details.