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Holiday Sale!

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December 4,  Thursday, 5:30-7:30 PM


First Wednesday of the Month @ 5:30 Book Art Collecive Meetings

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Book Art Collective Meetings will be on the first Wednesday of the Month for the year,

All meetings start at 5:30 and last approximately one hour.

Club is a ASUA Club, open to all U of A students.

Meetings in the Book Art Lab, 1035 Mabel Street.





Maria Lee and Katherine Lee Poetry Broadside

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maria lee

Hattie Lockett, UA Student Contest, and LaVerne Harrell Clark Contest Broadside Exhibition

Poetry Broadside Collaboration Exhibition at Poetry Center

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Class Summer 2014

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Choosing a Voice: Making Letterpress Posters
with Amanda Beekhuizen
Two Sessions: July 12 and 13

Info coming soon!

Parking Lot Sale Lettepress Centeral Phx on Sunday Nov 23rd from 8-2

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We are selling out large 12×18 C&P and 10×15 Heidelberg Windmill.

The 12×18 is a fabulous press that has a motor that could power an airplane (kidding!) But the the variable speed is really fantastic and this press is a gem!

The windmill works great as we recently had it tuned up. Prints crisp and clean.

One thing that we are selling but haven’t listed yet (will list this press on Briar Press) is our Vandercook High Speed Motorized Galley Press. It is a motorized galley press and they are hard to find. This is a press that would work great in a teaching facility because you can do volumes of prints. The LA printer’s museum has one that they use for all type of events.

Vandercook HS27 High-Speed Motorized Galley Proof Press
Maximum form: 12″ × 27″
40 proofs per minute. “Can be set to automatically stop twice for each proof (laying and removing paper) or run continuously.” Optional safety stops, automatic washup, foot-operated.

ONE LAST THING–we are have a parking lot sale on Saturday Nov 23rd from 8-2. Lot of letterpress stuff and paper as well!


Cindy Iverson
The Paper Studio + Letterpress Central

Fall 2013 Lab Hours

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See calendar for new hours!

Letterpress Workshop: Paul Moxon

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Dec. 14 & 15, 2013 (Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

Deadline to register for this class is December 1, 2013.

Letterpress: Vandercook Maintenance

Join specialist Paul Moxon for an in-depth review of the parts and functions of the Vandercook Proof Press). Learn all the points of maintenance, lubrication and cleaning. This workshop takes you beyond cranking the press and into the mechanical elements essential for troubleshooting. Paul will explain the differences between various models, so bring your questions, press photos and/or broken parts. Whether you use a press in a shared studio, own a press, or are thinking of acquiring one, this workshop provides excellent guidance for your future presswork. A thorough handout is provided and Paul will also share examples from his collection of Vandercook literature. This information is applicable to other brands such as Asbern, Challenge and Reprex.

To register, please go to:

Book Art Collective Meetings Spring 2013

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All meetings are open. They are the last Wednesday of the month @ 5 in the Jack Sinclair Book Art Lab.

February 27th

March 27th

April 24th

POG InPrint with Amos Paul Kennedy Jr, Kyle Schlesinger, Alice Vinson, Charles Alexander, and Karen Zimmermann

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February 15-16 2013

POG Presents one evening plus one full day and evening of events that feature “the book” in a panel, educational workshops in letterpress printing, hand bookmaking, publishing, and writing for the book arts, and a talk and poetry reading by two book arts & publishing practitioners.

February 15 7pm: Opening Statement, Panel Discussion, and Reception.
At The Drawing Studio, 33 S 6th Ave, Tucson

February 16, 8am– 5pm: Workshops at The Letterpress Lab at The University of Arizona,
1035 Mabel Street, Tucson, just across the street from the UA School of Art Graduate Art Studios.
One 4-hour workshop each led by Kennedy, Schlesinger, Alexander, and Vinson

February 16, 7:30pm 9:30pm, Poetry Reading by Kyle Schlesinger & Charles Alexander,
Presentation by Amos Paul Kennedy Jr., at The Drawing Studio
Cost: $5 for each evening event, $3 students.

Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. is the proprietor of KennedyPrints, and has presented printing workshops throughout the United States. He is currently moving from Alabama to Detroit to begin a new letterpress project, The Detroit Printing Plant. For Kennedy, letterpress is a social and political and artistic practice.

Kyle Schlesinger is the proprietor of Cuneiform Press. He has been involved with small press bookmaking and publishing for some 15 years, and has published some of the most innovative writers in North America and Great Britain. Schlesinger plies his publishing and letterpress art in Austin, Texas, and teaches at the University of Houston at Victoria.

Alice Vinson is a fine artist working in book making and other forms. In her own words, “I am an artist who weaves tales by combining both words and images. Each book I create, whether fact or fiction, poetry or prose, is fashioned in a specific visual and textual manner to evoke the sense of a particular moment in my life. The results are works that stand apart from one another in both form and content, each one as individual and unique as the moment it represents.”

Charles Alexander is the director of Chax Press in Tucson, which has published some 150 books, including fine art letterpress works, one-of-a-kind artist’s books, and small press readers’ editions. Alexander has presented readings and workshops throughout North America and in Great Britain. He is also the author of 5 full-length books of poetry as well as many chapbooks of poetry.

Karen Zimmermann is Associate Professor of Art at the University of Arizona School of Art, where she has helped to develop and sponsor programs at the Book Arts and Letterpress Lab. She teaches courses that explore two-dimensional and time-based materials as well as theoretical, historical, and critical issues in design.

Workshops $75 for one, $125 for two.
Register online at P O G : poetry in action, or call 520-275-4330 for information.
POG is a 501(c)3 organization. For more information please visit, email, or phone 520-615-7803

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