Arts Society & Culture

Hatch Show Print history featured at Georgia Museum of Art

Athens, Ga. – Jim Sherraden, manager, curator and chief designer of Nashville’s Hatch Show Print, will give a lecture on the letterpress print form Sept. 29 at 5:30 p.m. at the Georgia Museum of Art’s M. Smith Griffith Auditorium.

Hatch Show Print is a famous print shop in downtown Nashville, Tenn., and has been creating woodblock posters since the 19th century. The shop traditionally designed for entertainment events, with each poster bearing a distinctive Hatch look.

The lecture coincides with the exhibition “American Letterpress: The Art of Hatch Show Print” on view at the Georgia Museum of Art through Nov. 6. It features posters designed for entertainment events and musicians such as Johnny Cash, Etta James and Pearl Jam.

The exhibition was created by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. It is supported by America’s Jazz Heritage, a partnership of the Wallace Foundation and the Smithsonian Institution. Locally, it is sponsored by Janet and Alex Patterson, Dudley Stevens, Alan F. Rothschild Jr. through the Fort Trustee Fund, Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley, Flagpole, Yellowbook USA, the W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art.

The lecture and exhibition are free and open to the public. For more information, see www.georgiamuseum.org.

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