Penn Libraries Events & Exhibitions
Common Press at 10:
Printing, Writing, Teaching,
and Interdisciplinary Collaboration
On exhibit April 4-September 2, 2016

Photo of type being set for printing on the Common Press (2006) courtesy of David Comberg.
The exhibition Common Press at 10 celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Common Press and its interdisciplinary approach to printing, teaching, and collaboration at the University of Pennsylvania. Expanding on these themes, the Common Press is hosting a symposium exploring contemporary letterpress printing, writing at the press, and the practice of teaching printing in a university setting. Speakers will discuss the state of printmaking in Philadelphia; the role of small, independent presses in contemporary printmaking and book arts; writing and publishing small editions; and current and future models for interdisciplinary teaching.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 3:00 - 6:00 PM
Symposium and exhibition reception

Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, 3420 Walnut Street, 6th floor

With remarks by David Comberg, Fine Arts faculty, and Matt Neff, Fine Arts faculty and director of the Common Press, symposium speakers will include:

Amze Emmons, Associate Professor, Tyler School of Art, co-founder and co-editor of Printeresting.org

John Caperton, Jensen Bryan Curator, The Print Center, Philadelphia

Tricia Treacy, founder of Pointed Press, Associate Professor of Design, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina

Al Filreis, Kelly Professor of English, Faculty Director of the Kelly Writers House, Director of the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing, University of Pennsylvania

Henry Steinberg, Special Projects Coordinator, the Robinson Press, Kelly Writers House

Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 1st Floor
3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Saturday and Sunday, by prior arrangement (215.898.7088 or rbml@pobox.upenn.edu)
free and open to the public (please show photo ID at entrance)
Go to the Common Press site