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[BKARTS] Wells Book Arts Center hosts holiday open house

Hands-on demos, exhibits, tour, and items for sale

Aurora, New York - Celebrate the holiday season with a visit to the
Wells College Book Arts Center. On Friday, December 5, the Center will
host a holiday open house from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Refreshments will be
served throughout the day. The public is warmly invited to enjoy this
special free holiday treat.

Talented Wells students will exhibit their work in letterpress printing,
bookbinding, and calligraphy. Unique handmade books, cards, ornaments,
and gifts will be for sale at affordable prices. Tour the Book Arts
Center studios, print your own keepsake, and witness the christening of
our newest (and largest!) press.

The Book Arts Center is located on the first floor of Morgan Hall on the
Wells College campus in Aurora, New York. For more information please
call 315/364-3420, email bookartscenter@xxxxxxxxx, or visit our website
at www.wells.edu/bookarts.

Inspired by Victor Hammer, founder of the Wells College Press and
internationally-renowned calligrapher, painter, printer and type designer,
the Wells Book Arts Center was established in 1993 to instruct in all areas
of book arts and technologies. Students in Wells book arts classes learn the
history and philosophy of their craft as they develop hand skills and
cultivate aesthetic awareness in the fabrication of books. In addition, they
learn experientially through internships at museums, conservation labs,
letterfoundries, and similar book arts institutions. The Center embraces
historical arts and technologies while actively investigating and
incorporating innovations of our digital age. The Wells Book Arts Center
supports the mission of the College by revealing the essential role of the
book in Western culture and the liberal arts.

Wells College was established in 1868 by Henry Wells, founder of the
Wells Fargo and American Express companies. Wells had a vision of
creating an institution to advance women through liberal arts education.
Today, Wells College continues this tradition by offering quality
academic programs to women from across the United States and several
foreign countries. The college is located in the village of Aurora on
the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake.

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