Book Arts Residency: Jim Moran

March 31, 2016
The Director of the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum will hold interactive printing demonstrations and talks.
in residence: jim moran april 3-12, 2016

Book Arts Center Residency with Jim Moran

From April 3 to 12, the Wells College Book Arts Center will host a visiting lecturer as part of the Wells "In Residence" program. Jim Moran, Director of the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in Two Rivers, Wis., will interact with various student groups, give public printing demonstrations and lectures and assist in documenting and cataloging the type collection at Wells. The residency includes:

Hamilton: A History in Headlines
6 p.m. Monday, April 4
Stratton 209
Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum Director Jim Moran will give an overview of the collection and the joys and challenges of running this iconic American Museum located in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. The talk is free and open to the public.

Museum Studies Class guest lecture
Tuesday, April 5

Graphic Design Class guest lecture
Wednesday, April 6
Morgan Hall Print Studio

Student Open Printing Studio
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday April 7
Morgan Hall
Drop-In sessions for students, staff and faculty of Wells College. Print with large wood blocks to create bold and colorful posters and one-of-a-kind artworks on our presses.

Field Trip - Cary Graphic Arts Collection
11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday April 8
The trip will include a tour of the Cary Collection library and Press Room and viewing of rare books from the collection. Limit 10 Students - first come, first served. Must RSVP to reserve seat in van by emailing Book Arts Center Director Richard Kegler.

Community Open Printing Studio
 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 9
Morgan Hall
Drop-In sessions for anyone who would like to visit from the wider community. Learn how to create letterpress prints and take home artwork you create in the studio.

Open Broadside Printing Workshop
 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday, April 10
Morgan Hall
Work with Jim Moran on designing and creating a poetry broadside for the Wells Visiting Writers Series reading by John Hoppenthaler on April 14. Participants will get a copy of the final broadside print.

Typeface: A film by Justine Nagan; screening and Q&A
 7 p.m., Monday, April 11
Zabriskie 106
This acclaimed documentary film presents a view into the letterpress printing scene and the early story of the Hamilton Musuem. Q&A with Jim Moran following the screening. The film is free and open to the public.

For more information about these events, contact Ricard Kegler, Director of the Wells College Book Arts Center, at 315-364-3420 or

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