Sep 7th, 2014 - Oct 30th, 2014
716 N. Carson Street, Suite A
Carson City

Reception & Artist Talk: TBD
Hosted by the Nevada Arts Council at the 716 N Carson St. Carson City office. Admission is free.


All of the broadsides featured in Words + Images: Broadsides from the Black Rock Press, were produced at the Black Rock Press at the University of Nevada, Reno using the letterpress process with handset type and relief plates. The printing was done on a Vandercook cylinder proofing press.

Since it was founded by Kenneth J. Carpenter more that forty years ago, the Press has been dedicated to the practice and teaching of the arts and crafts associated with the creation of finely printed books. The Press now has a national reputation for its outstanding work and has become a living museum of traditional printing technology, housing a variety of cabinets filled with metal type, and a number of historically significant printing presses. Its centerpiece, a gilded 1837 super-royal Columbian iron hand press, is one of the finest examples of a nineteenth century iron hand press to be found anywhere in the country.

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