This past Wednesday evening at 5:30, a crowd of excited print folks began filling The Print Center of Philadelphia to get a first look at the Ghost publication and help celebrate the launch of this month-long confluence of events. The crowd was a diverse range of folks from all over the city, including several of the contributing artists (who came from far away as Paris and Pittsburgh), but the vast majority were made up of a rowdy mob of University of the Arts printmaking faculty and students.
After an introduction to the month-long confluence and a description of the publication in all of its complexity, the group got down to the business of looking very closely at the hand-printed elements in the book, talking shop, enjoying some libations, and generally making merry.
Some Uarts faculty and friends causing revelry.
As the evening wound down folks broke into smaller groups pondering serious questions (chief among them, “where to go for dinner?”)
This event was part of The Print Center 100, a series of 100 events around the city of Philadelphia celebrating the centennial of the beloved institution dedicated to investigating and celebrating the printed image. We appreciate their support and were happy to help them celebrate!