Virgil Scott demonstrates a vintage letterpress at the opening of his exhibit: "Virgil Scott, 5 Years Running" at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. The exhibit runs through Nov. 15.
From left, Virgil Scott and freshman Blair Pan discuss movable type at the gallery at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton.
At a hands-on student workshop at UMHB, Virgil Scott explains the technique of letterpress printing.
Virgil Scott carefully coats the type with ink just before printing a poster with his vintage letterpress.
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What: “Virgil Scott: 5 Years Running,” a letterpress discovery
When: Through Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays
Where: UMHB Baugh Center for the Visual Arts, 812 Shine St., Belton
Posted: Sunday, November 3, 2013 4:30 am
Updated: 11:08 am, Tue Nov 5, 2013.
Posted on Nov 3, 2013
For the crowd of 65 students shoehorned into the gallery at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor on a recent Thursday, visiting exhibitor Virgil Scott worked a bit of minor magic — creating something fresh and new from vintage hand-operated technology.
Scott, 59, and his partner and wife, Kim Neiman, traveled to Belton from their Arlington-based business, Studio 204, to open an exhibit of Scott’s letterpress posters. Before his gallery talk and demonstration of traditional letterpress techniques, Scott worked with students in a hands-on workshop that had members of the hashtag generation laughing in delight at the artful results.
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Sunday, November 3, 2013 4:30 am.
Updated: 11:08 am.