Watkins Graphic Design & Hatch Show Print Team Up for ‘Civil War’
Exhibit’s opening reception is August 11 in Currey Gallery
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents The Civil War in Posters: 150 Years Later, an exhibit investigating the sesquicentennial of the War Between the States. The show, which runs August 11- 23 in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus, is a collaboration between Watkins Graphic Design students and Hatch Show Print, one of the oldest working letterpress print shops in America.
The exhibit's opening reception, on Thursday, August 11, from 6 to 8 p.m., is free and open to the public.
Watkins Assistant Professor Judith Sweeney O'Bryan organized the summer session workshop, with assistance from Hatch curator Jim Sherraden.
"For the past several years, Jim Sherraden and his staff at Hatch Show Print have graciously invited a group of Watkins Graphic Design students to spend the day working in their shop. This year, the students were challenged to creatively express a single aspect of the War, and Hatch was the perfect environment for this project,” said O’Bryan. “Using traditional letterpress methods, and Hatch’s historic collection of typefaces, the students hand set their posters and printed each piece individually.”
Currey Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 to 4 pm. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.watkins.edu.
Hatch Show Print is a division of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.