PrintOcracy: PLAY! and Colossal Cuts: Steamroller Prints at Asheville BookWorks

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PrintOcracy: PLAY! and Colossal Cuts: Steamroller Prints at Asheville BookWorks

PrintOcracy: PLAY!

When: Exhibition runs September 18 through November 25, 2015.
Opening reception: Friday, September 18, 6–9 PM with refreshments and music.
Where: Asheville BookWorks; 428 ½ Haywood Rd, West Asheville, NC 28806

PARKING – Please do not park in the spaces outside our entrance. There should be plenty of parking along Haywood Rd and on the side streets.

Contact: Laurie Corral or Laura Ladendorf
828-255-8444 • info@ashevillebookworks.com
Regular Studio Hours: 1–5pm Tues.-Fri., 1–4pm Sat.

The PrintOcracy:PLAY! opening and the Steamroller event are free and open to the public.
Many of the prints on view will be for sale.

About PLAY!

Asheville BookWorks announces PrintOcracy 2015/PLAY!, a printmaking portfolio exchange featuring participating artists from across the US. The title of the portfolio, PLAY!, refers to objects that ignite interactivity and imagination, that express the act of playing itself. This print exchange focuses on the subject—and subjectivity—of toys. Participants have been asked to submit 12 editions of 11 x 14-inch prints. Eleven prints will be redistributed as a portfolio exchange with other participants in a random selection process. Traditional and contemporary printmaking processes, including intaglio, relief printing, screen printing, and lithography, will be represented.

When: Steamroller Printing takes place on Saturday, September 19 between 1 and 5 PM in the driveway outside BookWorks

Where: Asheville BookWorks; 428 ½ Haywood Rd, West Asheville, NC 28806

About Colossal Cuts

How do you make a print that is too big to fit on a press? Use a steamroller, naturally! That’s what we’re doing at Asheville BookWorks. Look on in amazement as local printmakers print their giant block prints—3 x 3′—using only their bare hands (and a steamroller). Printing takes place on Saturday, September 19 between 1 and 5 PM in the driveway just outside BookWorks. Carolina CAT is making this event possible with a generous loan of the steamroller. Steamroller prints will be on view at BookWorks through November 25.

For a glimpse of what this all looks like – watch a video of the 2013 event to see the process (jump to 0:57):


Photo credit: 1924 Blue Buffalo Springfield Steamroller. Courtesy Asheville Bookworks.

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