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PITTSBURGH, Aug. 27, 2014 – From Sept. 10 to 28, the Design Division at La Roche College will partner with AIGA Pittsburgh and Big Press Little Press to host “Behind the Platen,” an exhibition celebrating the legacy of letterpress printing.

The exhibition will be open daily to the public from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Cantellops Art Gallery at La Roche College’s main campus in the North Hills.

“Behind the Platen” will showcase the range of letterpress work done by shops and individuals in the Western Pennsylvania/Eastern Ohio area. The exhibit also will educate its audience about the history of the medium through development of current day trends, and demonstrate how the medium is being explored and utilized in our contemporary design culture.

On Wednesday, Sept. 10, the exhibition will kickoff at 7 p.m. with a lecture by Bob Kelemen, an accomplished printer and educator whose letterpress work has been recognized in regional and national competitions. Mr. Kelemen will speak on the use of letterpress as a tactile learning tool for design and will put into context how letterpress is explored in our art and design culture.

Cost of admission is $15 for non-members of AIGA, $13 for contributors, $10 for supporters and $8 for sustaining. Admission for students is free, but valid student ID must be presented at the door.

For more information and to register, please click here. 


About La Roche College: A private, Catholic, co-educational college north of Pittsburgh founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche welcomes students of all religions, ethnic origins and talents. Undergraduates may choose from more than 50 majors, including the top 10 majors most in demand among today’s college students. La Roche combines a quality educational experience with clubs, athletics, social and community volunteer activities, spiritual well-being and more to prepare students for life in a constantly changing global society.



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