CITY TOURS (Thursday, January 7)
Nashville: Cultural History and Collections Tour — Take a closer look at the antebellum lifestyle plus the unique book arts and photographic collections that define the cultural history of Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Includes a stop at Hatch Show Print. (Thursday 10 AM – 2 PM, $20, max. 20 participants) This Tour is organized and led by Susan W. Knowles, PhD, Public Historian & Independent Curator
Nashville: Hipster Tour — Venture south of downtown Nashville to check out some cool underground print shops, music venues, and gallery spaces in the developing Houston-Wedgewood Cultural District. Includes a stop at Hatch Show Print. (Thursday 10 AM – 2 PM, $20, max. 20 participants) This Tour is organized and led by Kathleen O’Connell, CBAA 2016 Conference co-Chair, & Director of the Book Arts Program @ Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN.
Nashville: Makers Tour — Visit the small press, book binding, paper making, organic society that works and lives East of downtown Nashville. In the spirit of entrepreneurship, East Nashville has emerged as the cultural hub for thriving cottage industries. Includes a stop at Hatch Show Print. (Thursday 10 AM – 2 PM, $20, max. 20 participants) This Tour is organized and led by Cynthia Marsh, CBAA 2016 Conference co-Chair & Director of the Goldsmith Press & Rare Type Collection @ Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
Lunch will not be provided during the City Tours. However, all van tours will make a 30-minute stop at a recommended lunch venue en route.
STUDENT WORKSHOP (Saturday, January 9)
Hands-On Workshop at Hatch Show Print (for student members only) – Design and print with staff printers and the wood type collection at Hatch Show Print. This workshop (for student members only) is an opportunity to. This Workshop will be held on-site @ Hatch Show Print in the Country Music Hall of Fame. Participants can bring a T-shirt for printing (Saturday 9:30 AM – 12 AM, $10, max. 20 participants) Workshop participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from Hatch Show Print.
CREATIVE WORKSHOPS (Saturday, January 9)
Large Format Multi-Color Screenprint Workshop — Produce a tightly registered, multi-color narrative silkscreen print on 30”x44” sheets of paper using a one-arm vacuum table press — A 4 Hour Workshop with Mark Hosford / Sugarboy Press (Saturday 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM and 1:30 – 3:30 PM, max. 20 participants, Ingram Studio Arts Center Room 314 / Vanderbilt University)
Multi-color Polyester Plate Lithography — Create and print color separations using straightforward computer technology, polyester plates, and an etching press — uncover the contemporary story telling capabilities of polymer plate lithography — A 2-Hour Workshop with Nashville book artist and printmaker Lesley Patterson-Marx. (Ingram Studio Arts Center Room 320 / Vanderbilt University)
Cut Paper Tunnel Book —Build a telescoping narrative using cut paper illustrations and the classic Victorian form of the ‘Tunnel Book.’ Explore the 3-dimensional world of story telling in this 2-Hour Workshop with Nashville book artist, painter, and cut paper illustrator, Elizabeth Sanford. (Ingram Studio Arts Center Room 250 / Vanderbilt University)
TOURS OF VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY LIBRARY COLLECTIONS (Saturday, January 9)
All Library Tours meet at Central Library Lobby, 4th Floor — Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt Library Tour 1 — Highlights from the French Collection — Selections from the W.T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies.
Vanderbilt Library Tour 2 — Produced in the South — Review a selection of artists’ books and small press publications from the Jean and Alexander Heard Library Collection of Artists’ Books.