End of Times 2

End of Times 2
41 Letterpress Printers React to the Current World Climate
Organized by Mary Bruno
June 9, 2017 – August 13, 2017
Lerner Bindery Gallery

Presented in coordination with Book Art Biennial 2017
Reception: Friday, July 21; 6-9pm

Cultural icons are dying left and right, a reality TV star has won the US presidential election, and the Chicago Cubs won the world series. This MUST be the End of Times! With all the chaos around, people are depending on us for a light in the darkness, some sign of hope, a reminder of the good things in life and what is within our grasp.
End of Times is a project that began 12/21/2012 with the first print exchange dealing with the possibility of an apocalypse with the close of the Mayan calendar. This sequel combines 20 letterpress printers from before (2012) and 21 printers from now (2017) that will bring forth a new and exciting collection of prints relating to perseverance. Letterpress Printers from around the world created an edition of 80 (8 x 10 inch) prints that capture their personal styles and reactions to the current world climate.
Organized by Mary Bruno of Bruno Press, the portfolio contains the work of the following artists:
Celene Aubry: Run With Scissors, Please! (Nashville, TN)
Erin Beckloff: Inky Winke Press (Springboro, OH)
Judith Berliner: Full Circle Press (Nevada City, CA)
Mary C. Bruno: Bruno Press (St. Joseph, MN)
Macy Chadwick: In Cahoots Press (Oakland, CA)
Allison Chapman: Igloo Letterpress (Columbus, OH)
John Christopher: Flowers and Fleurons (United Kingdom)
Aaron Cohick: New Lights Press (Colorado Springs, CO)
Margot Ecke: Smokey Road Press (Winterville, GA)
Dan Elliot: Pieces of Craft (Greenville, NC)
Maureen Forys: Happenstance Type-O-Rama (Oakland, CA)
Chris Fritton: The Itinerant Printer (Buffalo, NY)
Morgan Hiscocks: Minneapolis, MN
Tracy Honn: Madison, WI
Cindy Iverson: Letterpress Central (Phoenix, AZ)
Amos Paul Kennedy Jr: Kennedy Prints (Detroit, MI)
Monica Edwards Larson: Sister Black Press (Minneapolis, MN) and Rick Love
Val Lucas: Bowerbox Press (Monkton, MA)
Craig Malmrose: Trade Union Press (Ayden, NC)
Rachel Melis: Green Leaf Line (St. Cloud, MN)
Scott Murphy: The Befuddled Press (St. Joseph, MN)
Kim Tschida Petters: Vandalia Street Press (St. Paul, MN)
Alan Qualtrough: The Kiss & Bite Press (United Kingdom)
Kim Ransdell: The Collective Press (Bloomington, IN)
Amy Redmond: Amada Press (Seattle, WA)
Lisa Beth Robinson: Somnambulist Tango Press (Greenville, NC)
Wilber H Schilling: Indulgence Press (Minneapolis, MN)
Rory Sparks: Red S Press (Portland, OR)
Jessica Spring: Springtide Press (Tacoma, WA)
Mel Stockwell: The Calico Press (Birmingham, IA)
Gota Frideborg Taaveniku: Tryckkammaren (Sweden)
Laura Thoms: Red Press (Austin, TX)
Nieves Uhl & Chris Cheney: Sawtooth Printshop (Nashville, TN)
Jenni Undis: Lunalux (Plymouth MN)
Walter Io Uranga: On Facebook (Buenos Aires)
Florence Van Heuvelen: Grafisch Werkcentrum Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Brad Vetter: Brad Vetter Design (Louisville, KY)
Eileen Wallace: Mile Wide Press (Athens, GA)
Jason Wedekind: Genghis Kern (Denver, CO)
Adam & Tammy Winn: The Red Door Press (Des Moines, IA)
Sara Wrzesinski: Raky Press (Middleton, WI)