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Working Studios: Out of Step Press

July 29, 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A stack of handmade books.
Out of Step Press

Join Nathan Lewis of Out of Step Press for a two-part workshop to help create the handmade catalog for 6018North’s exhibition, The Myth of the Organic City.

Rag Cutting and Discussion: On Monday, July 22, we will process clothing rags into paper pulp. Making handmade paper from rags starts with gathering, sorting, and cutting the fabric. Participants gather around a table and cut rags, military uniforms, and other fabric while discussing the material’s origin and environmental impact, the history of paper, and U.S militarism. Stop or drop in for as long as you like beginning at 7:00 pm.

Once the materials are prepared, Lewis will work alongside Melissa H. Potter at the world-renown Columbia College paper studio to create material for the catalog cover.

Catalog Cover Printing: On Monday, July 29, help print the covers for a limited edition exhibition catalog using letterpress type and lino-block on a small but very heavy, 100+ year old tabletop proofing press.

Nathan Lewis is a papermaker, book artist and Iraq War veteran.  He makes prints, journals, and chapbooks that focus on U.S militarism and reacts to his experiences in the U.S Army through his artwork.  He has taught workshops in papermaking and bookbinding through Combat Paper, Frontline Arts, Veterans’ Sanctuary, and the USO.  He maintains Out Of Step Press, a book arts studio and micro press in Ithaca, NY.

Details

Details

Date:
Monday, July 29, 2024
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Accessibility

Free Admission

Organizer

6018North
Phone:
773-271-4918
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Region
North Side
Format
Hands-On
Audience
Life-long Learners, Families
Accessibility
Free Admission
Event Topics
Activism, Community, Craft, Environment, Social Justice

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Location

6018North
6018 N Kenmore Ave
Chicago, IL 60660 United States
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