The Art of the Broadside 

Drawing from the personal collections of Karen Holmberg and Ed and Shannon Rettig, this exhibit makes available a large collection of letterpress broadsides from West Coast artists and printers such as Gary Young, Felicia Rice, and Jessica Spring. The prints represent a wide range of techniques, from wood engraving to polymer plate-making, and a wide range of styles, from bold and richly illustrated to restrained and minimalistic. Come hear some of the stories behind the making of the art and discover how you can learn printing at the new printing studio in Moreland Hall.

Image: “Nightsong” from the Dead Feminists collection by Jessica Spring, Springtide Press, Tacoma, Washington

This broadside celebrates Sarojini Naidu (1879-1949), a poet known as “The Nightingale of India,” a leader in the Civil Disobedience Movement, the first woman president of the Indian National Congress, and the first woman to become Governor of the state of Uttar Pradesh. A portion of the proceeds from sales of original broadsides were donated to Take Back the Night in support of their efforts to end violence against women.  


 

 

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