In conjunction with our current exhibit Under Pressure showcasing regional printmakers, Arthaus Projects will be hosting a demonstration of a unique method of printmaking using an industrial pavement roller to turn the street into a gigantic printing press. Several of the exhibiting artists including John McKaig and Chad Andrews along with other local printmakers will be producing woodblock prints pressed with the 1.5 ton roller in front of the Arthaus Projects gallery at 140 W Fourth Street in Williamsport.

The public is invited to come out between 11am and 5pm to talk with the artists about their work while watching it come fresh off the press. The gallery will also be open to the public to view the Under Pressure show, and to showcase the steps involved in creating a woodblock print before the pressing, from the initial drawing and carving to inking.

About Under Pressure:

Printmaking has had a large impact on human civilization by increasing the speed, accessibility, and affordability of spreading ideas and images, even today in our modern society dominated electronic communication and reproduction. Even as older printing techniques are surpassed by new ones as technological and economic instruments, artists continue to use and preserve historical methods for their unique aesthetic and procedural properties, and so contemporary printmaking is a landscape in which artisan tradition and cutting edge technology coexist. Under Pressure is a group printmaking exhibition exploring this landscape.

Exhibiting artists include Chad Andrews, Madelin Beatie, Jermiah Johnson, Chris Leete, John McKaig, Wanda Riley, Devon Stackonis, and Evan Summer.