Hatch Show Print posters @ Copeland Gallery

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is excited to announce a month-long exhibition of letterpress posters from the legendary Hatch Show Print. Truly an American treasure, the print shop is located literally around the corner from the original Grand Ole Opry building in Nashville, Tennessee. This working letterpress and design shop has been in operation since 1879 producing promotional posters for recording artists and advertisers alike.

On display are 40 color prints including those for concerts by music legends such as Johnny Cash, Dolly Patron, Hank Williams and Elvis Presley, as well as more contemporary artists like Frank Black. The exhibition also displays several samples of classic advertising posters created for county fairs and 50’s travel trailers, which incorporate large woodblock printing techniques.

Sponsored by the Graphic Design program in the MSU School of Art, the exhibition will run from January 11 to February 12, 2010. There will be an evening reception open to the public on Thursday, January 21st from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is located on the second floor of Haynes Hall at Montana State University. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information please call 406 994-4501.