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SUMMER PRINTMAKING EXHIBIT

The Morgantown History Museum, located at 175 Kirk Street, has a new temporary display celebrating the history of Morgantown printers. It’s original debut was on Monday, April 4th and will be available to the public throughout the summer.

The exhibit, curated and conducted by long time museum staff member and President of the Friends of Morgantown History Museum Harold “Swifty” Shaver, features contextual images and artifacts as well as ongoing demonstrations on letterpress printing and bookbinding equipment. 

Throughout the summer, other guest speakers will be invited to give presentations on various topics pertaining to the advancements of printmaking in Morgantown over the years, spanning the 1960s through the 1990s. These presentations will be free to the public and shared on the museums Facebook page. Details on these guest speakers will be posted on the museums Facebook as they are scheduled.
 

TENATIVELY SCHEDULED UPCOMING PRESENTATION INFORMATION:

*All Guest Speakers are subject to change 

Known wildly throughout the Morgantown area for his artwork, printmaker and artist Eddie “Spaghetti” Maier will be our next guest speaker on July 17th at 12:30 p.m. at the museum.

While he predominately works as a printmaker, Mr. Maier is also adept in other mediums including pottery, batik (using wax and dye on fabric),  mural painting as well as a variety of other art styles. He originally learned the process of woodcut printmaking over 20 years ago while on a study abroad trip in Australia but has expanded his experience of the different styles of printmaking over the years.  

Much of his artwork is focuses on his love for nature and the outdoors, spending most of his time traveling and out in nature. He can be seen around town frequently teaching and holding a variety of art workshops as well as selling his artwork during local art, music and craft events. A few of the printmaking styles he teaches during his workshops include gelatin printing, plexiglass printing and linoleum cut printmaking. 

For more information about Mr. Maier and his artwork over the years, you can visit his website at https://www.eddiespaghettiart.com/ 

SUMMER KIDS EVENTS

Join us this summer for our FREE SUMMER PROGRAMMING for kids!

This summer the museum is scheduling private groups to come out and learn about either the history of Wildlife in WV or the Native People of WV. There will be plenty of activities to do including:

  • Artwork
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Gardening
  • “Fishing”
  • Snacks Provided
  • Outside Time by the Waterfront
  • Tour of Museum

 Groups can be scheduled now through August W-Th 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or Sat- Sun. 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Get a group together (of any size between 5-30) and schedule your time today by emailing Autumn at arm00044@mix.wvu.edu.

The program is intended for kids ages K-5th grade. 

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