Words + Images:
September 6 to December 23, 2013
The Western Folklife Center is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition, Words + Images: Broadsides from the Black Rock Press, featuring 34 broadsides produced at the Black Rock Press at the University of Nevada, Reno using the letterpress process with handset type and relief plates. The printing was done on a Vandercook cylinder proofing press.
Curated by Bob Blesse and organized by the Nevada Arts Council, Words + Images: Broadsides from the Black Rock Press is part of the Nevada Touring Initiative–Traveling Exhibition Program. It was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Nevada Humanities, the Nevada State Legislature and an anonymous donor.Broadside writers include Marjorie Agosin, Willis Barnstone, Daniel Boorstin, Andre Codrescu, Billy Collins, Hayden Curruth, Carol V. Davis, John Dofflemyer, Joseph Duemer, Gretel Ehrlich, Martha Elizabeth, A. Bartlett Giamatti, Shaun T. Griffin, James W. Hulse, Linda Hussa, Donna Johnson, Robert Laxalt, Wally McRae, Joel Nelson (shown above, artwork by Gary Morton, printed 2002), Steven Nightingale, Naomi Shahib Nye, Gailmarie Pahmeier, Robert Pinsky, Kirk Robertson, Gary Short, Kevin Stevens, Bill Stobb, Michael White, Terry Tempest Williams and Paul Zarzyski. The Words + Images exhibit is part of the Nevada Arts Council’s permanent collection.
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