Opening reception: Saturday, December 5, 2015 4 – 6pm
Exhibition is free and open to the public
On view: December 5, 2015 through February 29, 2016
Asheville BookWorks is opening a new print and letterpress exhibition featuring artist/members of Ladies of Letterpress. Jessica White and Kseniya Thomas, founders of LofL, have published a new book, The Ladies of Letterpress and Jessica will be onsite to sign books. Opening events also include letterpress demos and several artists will be on hand to discuss their work. The exhibition features prints by artists whose work is in the book. LofL remains on view at BookWorks through February 29.
THE BOOK – The Ladies of Letterpress features the best work of the members of Ladies of Letterpress, an international organization that champions the work of women printers. Valuable as a handy resource, it includes more than 300 pieces, from greeting cards to broadsides and posters, printed in a variety of type and illustration styles. Each piece is accompanied by details of paper, inks, and press used in its printing, as well as a profile of its printer. Whether you’re drawn to elegant greeting cards, humorous note cards, or calendars and posters, you’re sure to find inspiration in this volume. And when you do, there are eighty detachable pages just begging to be pinned up.
THE AUTHORS – Kseniya Thomas runs Thomas-Printers in Carlisle, PA. Jessica C. White works as a studio artist and runs the Heroes & Criminals Press in Asheville, NC. They are the cofounders of Ladies of Letterpress.