Friday, February 28, 2014

Gutenberg to Gratz Park: Hand Printing at the King Library Press

On February 21, UK Libraries hosted a reception for the exhibit “Gutenberg to Gratz Park:  Hand Printing at the King Library Press” at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning.  The reception was held in conjunction with the first Lexington Gallery Hop of 2014 and drew over 280 people in to view the collection of hand printed broadsides and books representing the work of the King Library Press over the past 50 years.   Over one hundred works of the Press are included in the exhibit, either framed or in display cases.  During the reception a live demonstration of hand printing was offered on the early 20thcentury Sigwalt Ideal no. 5 tabletop press that is also part of the exhibit.  Small examples printed on this press were given as keepsakes.  The exhibit runs through March 30 and is available for viewing from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday.   Paul Holbrook, Director of The King Library Press, curated the exhibition and was assisted by Gail Kennedy, Arts and Outreach Librarian in Special Collections.

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