Drive-By Press Visits Campus

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Drive-By Press artists will travel to the West Georgia campus on Thursday, Feb. 26, to present two exciting printmaking events.  The “Have Press, Will Travel” crew of two will show off their collection of the latest in contemporary printmaking gathered on their 100,000-mile journey across the country and present a tee shirt printing workshop on the Quad. The community is invited to bring a tee shirt and enjoy the exhibit.

Drive-By Press artists will travel to the West Georgia campus on Thursday, Feb. 26, to present two exciting printmaking events.  The “Have Press, Will Travel” crew of two will show off their collection of the latest in contemporary printmaking gathered on their 100,000-mile journey across the country and present a tee shirt printing workshop on the Quad. The community is invited to bring a tee shirt and enjoy the exhibit.Drive-By artist Greg Nanney will present the history of printmaking dating back to the 14th century at 10:30 a.m. in the Cobb Hall basement. At the later session beginning at 1:30 p.m., the presses will begin cranking at the Humanities Building and people can either bring or purchase a tee shirt there to be printed with a design of their choice.

Printmakers Nanney and Joseph Velasquez travel in a van outfitted as a print studio to colleges and universities to raise awareness of current trends in graphic art and printmaking. They hope to educate and share the contemporary practice of printmaking with students and art audiences across the states.

Tee shirts brought to the mobile print shop to be printed will cost $10; a tee shirt purchased at the Quad will cost $20 altogether after printing. Money raised at the event will go toward gas and other travel expenses of the Drive-By artists. For more information, call 678-839-4963 or visit http://www.drivebypress.org/.

The UWG Department of Art offers undergraduate and graduate degrees that include a Bachelor of Arts degree in studio art and art history, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with concentrations in ceramics, painting, printmaking, sculpture and photography.