Printmaker‘s Day is the anniversary of classical printmaking techniques having been given the status of immaterial cultural heritage in Germany. This happend on 15 March 2018. Ever since printmakers on this day opened their studios, offered workshops or invited for exhibits – until in 2020 the virus struck and most of the carefully planned events had to be called off.
Now it is 2021 and the virus is still around. Printmaker‘s Day at The Fork and Broom Press is the day to present all artist‘s books that have been published since the previous Printmaker‘s Day. So with last years event cancelled this means this time around there are two years of books to be presented, and: Book presentation will be digitally here on this web space. You will be able to visit the presentation from 15 March to 21 March 24/7 from everywhere around this planet. You can even have a glass of your favourite wine or a cuppa with it, as you can watch it all without leaving the place you currently live in – even in case you happen to have to self-isolate or stay in quarantine.
Add to this: there is the option of a further book presentation in summer in our old barn – infection rates permitting. The barn is a beautiful old building with its very own charm. In 2019 we had the readings for the studio‘s 20th anniversary in this barn, and the humble farm building with its old oak beams took everybody by surprise with its almost magical atmosphere. So if you like to have an invitation send me an eMail to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting details for the book presentation 2021 – or bookmark this site, details will be on here in time.
But keep in mind: for the time being this is just an option – no guaranty that we‘ll be able to have the presentation in real this year. It all depends on what makes sense in the then situation.
The event is powerd by BBK – on their website you find an interactive map showing all events and giving detailed information.