Paper & Pints with visiting artist Sheryl Oring

  • Print St. Pete Community Letterpress 4903 8th Avenue South Gulfport, FL, 33707 United States

Join us for Paper & Pints at PRINT ST. PETE Community Letterpress, featuring visiting artist and author Sheryl Oring. Not only will you get a friendly introduction to letterpress printing, but Sheryl will discuss her ongoing “I Wish to Say” project in which she sets up a mobile office - complete with a manual typewriter - and invites the public to dictate postcards to the President. Oring started the project back in 2004 and has typed more than 3,000 postcards to the White House from more than 80 locations around the country. In this workshop, she’ll share her working methods and invite local residents to create a pop-up “I Wish to Say” office. Oring is the editor of Activating Democracy: The I Wish to Say Project, a new book published in Fall 2016 by the University of Chicago Press and she’s currently working on a public art commission called “Greetings From Tampa Bay” for the Tampa International Airport. It's a great chance to scope out the studio and learn more about our Letterpress Basics workshops and studio rental opportunities. We'll also have letterpress goods for sale by Oma Darlin' Press and The Southern Letterpress. This event is FREE, with a suggested $3/beer donation. Print your own set of coasters to take home (including a free beer) for $15. Pre-registration and payment are encouraged for this event. But feel free to show up, too!