Drive By Press was created to educate and share the contemporary practice of printmaking with students and art audiences across America. It began with an etching press in the back of a truck and a collection of 200 contemporary American prints but has evolved to three mobile operations, over 260 schools visited, and 250,000 miles traveled. DBP now boasts the largest known contemporary printmaking collection. Included are works from professional artists, print publishers, professors, graduate and undergraduate students in various print media. The goal of DBP is to demonstrate the power of the multiple, educating students in a variety of techniques, and shedding light on current trends in printmaking – the things that are happening right now across America. DBP loves the opportunity to share the prints, techniques, artists, and stories from the road with students. DBP is a self- funded endeavor solely surviving on small visiting artists honorariums from schools and from the sales of printing wood blocks on paper and t-shirts.
Drive By Press will arrive on the main campus of YCP on Thursday, September 5 to demonstrate print techniques in the Wolf Hall parking lot prior to their 6:30pm lecture in DeMeester Recital Hall. On Friday, September 6 they will be printing outside of YCP’s downtown art studio space at Marketview Arts, (37 W Philadelphia St, York, PA 17401) from approximately 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. (or later.) There will be a reception for their exhibition of prints at Marketview Arts from 5 – 8 p.m.