Wells Book Arts Center and the American Printing History Association Upstate New York Chapter are hosting a Spring 2015 Wayzgoose at Wells Book Arts Center in Aurora, New York on Saturday May 9, 2015 at 11am-5pm. It is a celebration of printing and the book arts featuring hands-on workshops, demonstrations, vendor fair, tours, exhibitions, food & libations!
A Wayzgoose is a celebration of printing, paper and book arts. Its name goes back to medieval times when the master printer would host a feast for his workers. Upstate New York state has not had a Wayzgoose event in many years and this annual event will bring the tradition back to this area as a celebration of the many artisans working in and around New York and beyond.
• Vendor Fair – Over 24 printers, binders, suppliers, book artists and artisans selling their wares directly to the public
Vendors and Exhibitors include:
Amaranth Press & Bindery (Syracuse, NY) – Hardbound Books, letterpress items
Bixler Letterfoundry (Skaneatles, NY) – New Metal Type
Boxcar Press (Syracuse, NY) – Polymer supplies
Diane Bond Books (Buffalo, NY) – Paste papers, handmade books
Moon Rabbit Press (Rochester, NY) – Letterpress Posters, prints, cards
Interwingle (Rochester, NY) -Pop up cards, books, paper
Letterpress Things (Chicopee, MA) – Type, Supplies, Books
Chris MacCormack (Aurora, NY) – Books & broadsides
Russell Maret (New York, NY) – Fine books
Moore Wood Type (Gahanna, OH) – New Wood Type
Petrichor Paper (Buffalo, NY) – Handmade paper
Punky Press Studio (Auburn, NY) – Posters
The Press of Rob Lomascolo (Union Springs, NY) – Letterpress Books & Cards
Revival Book Arts (Trumansburg, NY) Handmade Paper, handbound books, prints
Bill Soucy (Hinsdale, NH) – Presses (book& printing), type, tools, books
Sunny outside Press (Buffalo, NY) – Independent Press Books
Swamp Press (Northfields, MA) – New Metal Type
Type High Letterpress (Rochester, NY) – Posters, notebooks, cards
Virgin Wood type (Rochester, NY) – New Wood Type
Wake Robin (Canton, NY) – Eco printed papers and Artist Books
Weekend Printer (Webster, NY) – C&P Pilot Presses!
Wells College Press (Aurora, NY) – Books, broadsides, cards
Western New York Book Arts Center/Mohawk Press (Buffalo, NY) – Bookmaking supplies
+Wells Book Arts Center Surplus Sale more listed soon!
• Hands-on Demonstrations:
-Letterpress printing on the Victor Hammer Hand Iron Press!
–Letterpress printing on the Vandercook Press!
—-Paste Paper Making!
——Wood type cutting!
String Room Gallery Main Hall – Student Artwork
Long Library – Victor Hammer artifacts and printing
Morgan Hall 2nd floor – JJ Lankes woodcut exhibit
Morgan Hall 1st floor – Student work and work from the collection
May 9, 2015 11:00am–5:00pm
Sommer Center & Morgan Hall – Wells College 170 Main St Aurora NY
FREE and open to the public – suitable for all ages