Behind the Platen: Exhibition & Lecture
“Behind the Platen” is an exhibition celebrating the legacy of letterpress printing. The exhibit includes work from artists and printers in our region, and demonstrates how the medium is being explored and utilized in our contemporary design culture.
The exhibition will showcase the range of letterpress work done by shops and individuals in the Western Pennsylvania/Eastern Ohio area. Along with the exhibited work, it will also educate on the history of the medium through development of current day trends. This body of work will share the passion of those continuing the legacy of letterpress printing.
The exhibit will open on Wednesday, September 10 and will kickoff with a lecture at 7:00 PM by Bob Kelemen, an accomplished printer designer, and design educator whose letterpress work has been recognized in regional and national competitions. He will speak on the use of letterpress as a tactile learning tool for design and will put into context how letterpress is being explored in our art and design culture.
The exhibit will be open to the public from September 10 – 28, 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM at the Cantellops Art Gallery, La Roche College, Pittsburgh.
AIGA Pittsburgh is sponsoring the lecture and exhibit, in partnership with the La Roche College Design Division and Big Press Little Press.
Exhibition: Wednesday, September 10 – Sunday, September 28, 2014
La Roche College, Cantellops Art Gallery
9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Daily
Doors Open: 6:30pm
La Roche College Zappala College Center Square (CC Square)
9000 Babcock Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Students: FREE! (valid student ID must be presented at the door)
Parking & Directions: Enter through the main entrance on Babcock Blvd. Drive up the hill and turn right at the stop sign. Free parking is available after 5pm in the Faculty/Staff lot (straight ahead through the circle) and the large main lot. Enter through the Zappala College Center (building closest to the circle).