Porter Faculty Gallery
CELEBRATING 35 YEARS BROADSIDES, PRINTS & BOOKS | SANTA CRUZ PRINTERS’ CHAPPEL
Wednesday, Oct. 25 Artists' walkthrough in the gallery 6-8pm
The Printers’ *Chappel of Santa Cruz first met at the home of book dealer George Kane in the early 1980s. Letterpress printers, bookbinders, papermakers, marblers and book dealers were present to help shape this loose organization of friends and colleagues. *The name comes from the historic spelling “Chappel” or Printers' Guild.
Our first exhibition of the Chappel's work took place in 1983 at the Art Center in Santa Cruz. Two hundred catalogs with a foreword by William Everson, Santa Cruz's distinguished poet and master printer, were letterpress printed and produced as a collective effort. Each participant contributed a page representative of their work, and the whole was hand-bound by Chappel members.