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MSU Copeland Gallery hosts Hatch Show Print exhibition through Feb. 12

January 12, 2010

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An exhibition of letterpress posters from a legendary Nashville print shop will be on display at Montana State University's Helen E. Copeland Gallery through Feb. 12.

The Hatch Show Print exhibition is from a print shop is located literally around the corner from the original Grand Ole Opry building in Nashville, Tenn. The 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 Parton, 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 1950's travel trailers, which incorporate large woodblock printing techniques.

An evening reception open to the public will be held from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21.

The Helen E. Copeland Gallery is located on the second floor of MSU Haynes Hall, across the street from the MSU Duck Pond. Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (406)994-4501.

Kate Jo (406) 994-2562