Greg Nanney (of Drive By Press): The Democracy of the Print
Printing Demonstration: September 5, 2013, 1-5 p.m., Wolf Hall parking lot
Reception: September 5, 2013, 5 p.m., Wolf Hall lobby
Lecture: September 5, 2013, 6:30 p.m., DeMeester Recital Hall
Drive By Press (DBP) 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, more than 260 schools visited, and 250,000 miles traveled. DBP now boasts the largest-known contemporary printmaking collection with 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. 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.
Have Press, Will Travel: First Friday with Drive By Press
Location: York College Galleries at Marketview Arts,
37 West Philadelphia Street, York
Printing Demonstration: September 6, 2013, 1-5 p.m.,
Marketview Arts parking lot, First Friday Exhibition/Reception:
September 6, 2013, 5-8 p.m. York College Galleries at
The theme for September's First Friday in York is "Sidewalk Sale," and York College will be hosting a sidewalk sale of printed T-shirts by the traveling printmakers and educators of Drive By Press at Marketview Arts in Downtown York. Marketview Arts is part of the York Arts District along Beaver Street between West Market and Philadelphia Streets. Drive By Press will be setting up their mobile print studio in the Marketview Arts parking lot where they will demonstrate printing techniques and print custom T-shirts. Customers can bring their own shirts or purchase one from DBP. The printing demo will run for most of the afternoon and will be followed by a reception for DBP's exhibition of prints. The exhibition is one of the largest-known collections of contemporary prints, most of which have been donated by faculty and students from the many colleges and universities that DBP has visited during the last several years. The event is free (though the T-shirts are not) and all are welcome to attend.