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September 2014 Newsletter: STOMPED AND CHAINED

September 2014 Newsletter: STOMPED AND CHAINED

The type is set and proofed. The block is cut and printed. The sheets are numbered and stacked. The job is “stomped and chained” as the end of day in Charles Wright’s poem, “History Is a Burning Chariot.” I have spent a week immersed in this eighteen-line piece by the new Poet Laureate of the […]

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Fall Letterpress Intensive

Fall Letterpress Intensive

Fall Letterpress Intensive (Sundays, October 05-26, 10am-5pm) This is VABC’s multi-week signature typesetting and press usage class. The goal is to achieve a demonstrable level of skill and confidence on a Vandercook press; it would be a first step toward being “licensed” on the press, which comes after sufficient experience and exposure to all aspects […]

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Medieval Beasties: Linoleum Printing for Young People

Medieval Beasties: Linoleum Printing for Young People

Medieval Beasties Linoleum Printing for Young People (middle school and older) Saturdays 1-3pm, Five two-hour sessions, October 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22. Instructor: Josef Beery Join artist Josef Beery to explore the wonderful world of imaginary beasts as portrayed in early manuscripts and printed books. The class will teach relief print making from new […]

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2014 VABC Raucous Auction

2014 VABC Raucous Auction

Raucous Auction Friday, November 14 5:30- 8PM Live auctions at 6:15 and 7:15 Silent auction til 8  Suggested donation: $20 or purchase Virginia Arts of the Book Center 2125 Ivy Square Shopping Center (enter through the Art Box) Join us for the Raucous Auction as the members of the VABC unveil the latest collaborative project, […]

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