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Events: Drive By Press

By Steve Rosen · October 14th, 2008 · CityBeat Recommends

In what sounds like an innovative way to bring its art to the people, a mobile printmaking studio known as Drive By Press will be parked at the plaza outside the student union at Northern Kentucky University to show the contemporary graphic art its creators have collected driving across the country. The collection was gathered during its 100,000-mile journey across the county and represents the hottest graphic art work being done from coast to coast.

Actually, the exhibition will be in the Fine Arts Building for that day; Drive By's Gregory Nanney and Joseph Velasquez will be making and selling (for about $20) fine-art T-shirts derived from their woodcuts.

They'll also be doing a lecture at in room 416 in the Fine Arts Building at noon. Nanney and Velasquez, in their travels, have collected 1,200 contemporary prints from around the country. Their journey is self-funded through T-shirt sales and honoraria from universities and museums.



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