Kinship Patterns

An Exhibition by Stephanie Carpenter


On Display: January 5-March 30, 2018
Workshop: Saturday, March 23, 2018, 9am - 4pm
Gallery Reception: Saturday, March 23, 2018, 5 - 7pm

Kinship is the web of social relationships that we form in our lives. There are many ways that we build community and this network can include both family and social connections. This act of tying yourself to others creates a sense of belonging and fellowship. There are many ways to look at these connections and through that exploration patterns and kin groups arise. In her work Stephanie Carpenter examines the way we create our own unique communities.

Stephanie is a letterpress printer, educator, and graphic designer. Since 2011 she has been the Assistant Director of Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, where she leads programs including New Impressions, an international, juried exhibition; helps coordinate the annual Wayzgoose conference; and teaches workshops. She also teaches graphic design courses at Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, WI. She enjoys the tactile nature of letterpress printing and the direct connection to history.

This exhibit features prints and an installation that were created using vintage wood and metal type and hand-carved blocks on 100-year-old-presses at the museum.

Join us from 5-7 pm on March 23 for the closing gallery reception. If you would like a more hands-on experience, sign up to take a full-day workshop with Stephanie on March 23.

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