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Make Night: Setting Type by Hand


Thursday, February 19, 2015


06:00 PM–07:00 PM

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This two-session workshop, inspired by the manuscript exhibition From Pen to Press: Experimentation and Innovation in the Age of Printexplores letterpress printing from raised metal type, which was the primary means of mass communication for more than 500 years. On Thursday evening, enjoy a tour of the exhibition at the Walters and conversation with curator Lynley Herbert, Assistant Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts. The following Saturday morning, meet at Baltimore Print Studios in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District for a hands-on experience on a printing press, using methods first developed by Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of the movable-type printing press, in 1455.

Part 1: Thursday, February 19, 6–7 p.m. Exhibition tour with curator Lynley Herbert
Part 2: Saturday, February 21, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Hands-on workshop at Baltimore Print Studios, located at 18 W. North Avenue, Baltimore MD 21201.

Make Night is a unique, dynamic museum program blending good wine and craft beer, great company, and fantastic art-making experiences led by local creative minds. Pre-registration required. Each Make Night includes one drink ticket.


About the artists

Kyle Van Horn and Kim Bentley are a husband-and-wife team who together own and run Baltimore Print Studios, a public-access letterpress and screenprinting studio located in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District in Baltimore. Holding combined degrees in illustration, painting, and design, Kyle and Kim have applied their passion for printmaking over many years of classes, personal projects, and commercial work. Together they offer letterpress and screenprinting workshops, and tackle commercial work as Baltimore Print Studios.

In addition to running BPS, Kyle works full-time for the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), overseeing a rapidly growing printmaking department, and Kim is a full-time graphic designer and works as part-time faculty at MICA in the graphic design department.

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