IPP: April Events

April at Independent Project Press:

~ We have two new printing classes at Independent Project Press starting on April 11th & April 13th. 

  • The first class is our our Letterpress Printing Workshop, which meets on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-8:00 PM, on April 11th, 18th & 25th + May 2nd. In this class you will create your own printed project as you learn the fine art of letterpress printing with artist & designer Bruce Licher.
  • The second class is our our popular Fine Art Block Printing Workshop, which meets on Thursday evenings from 5:30-8:00 PM, on April 13th, 20th & 27th + May 4th. In this class you will explore creating images using linoleum blocks, rubber and other easily-carvable material with Eastside artist Lori Michelon.

Each workshop costs $180.00 for the set of 4 classes, and includes printing ink, a selection of paper stock, and use of cutting tools and other shop equipment and materials.  Call or email 760.873.3600 / bruce@independentprojectpress.com and upon receipt of a 50% deposit on the class fee we will reserve a space for you in your choice of these two fun classes!

~ Continuing in The Project Room at Independent Project Press through April 20th is the exhibit Freedom of The Press 2017: Soulful Creations from the 2015-2016 Letterpress & Block Printing Classes at Independent Project Press. Come and view a wonderful selection of printed work created by Eastside artists and residents in the printing classes offered by IPP during the past two years.  Get inspired by this beautiful work and think of what you could create in one of our classes! 

~ One night only, on Friday, April 21st, Independent Project Press will present a Multi-Media Pop-Up Happening: "Exploito A-Go-Go!"  In celebration of Record Store Day 2017, an annual event commemorating music in all of it’s physical forms, Independent Project Press will feature a rare film screening of "Music By The Pound: The Crown Records Story," a 45 minute documentary film on the history of Crown Records, a Los Angeles-based budget record label. "Music By The Pound" tells the story of Jules Bihari's family-owned Los Angeles record company, from its roots as a Central Avenue juke box business to its final years as a one-stop budget LP factory, recording studio, pressing plant and distributor in South Central L.A. Its labels included Crown, Modern, Flair, RPM, Kent, United-Superior, Riviera, Discos Corona and others.  Filmmaker Jerold Kress will be in attendance to present the film, which will begin at 7 PM. This special film showing will also be accompanied by an exhibit in The Project Room of over 100 record album covers from various exploitation and budget record labels released during the 1960’s and 1970’s from the collection of Bruce Licher, along with a soundtrack consisting of a selection of groovy go-go 1960’s dance music from these LPs.  The exhibit and music will start at 5 PM, and an eclectic selection of music in all of it’s most popular physical formats (vinyl, CD and cassette) will be available for sale during the evening.  Admission to the 7 PM film screening is free of charge, but we ask that those interested in attending please call or email for a reservation: 760.873.3600 /bruce@independentprojectpress.com.  The Project Room at Independent Project Press is located at 186A Willow Street, one half block east of Main Street in downtown Bishop.

More information on Music By The Pound, along with a trailer for the film, can be found here:

~ And on Saturday, April 22nd, from 10 AM - 6 PM, for those interested in celebrating Record Store Day on the day itself, over 200 pieces of fresh stock will be added to the used LP bins at Range & River Books, filled with classic rock and pop, folk and blues, jazz and classical, lounge and EZ listening LPs, all graded and priced to move by Bruce Licher. Range & River Books is located at 206 N. Main Street in downtown Bishop.

~ Also on Saturday, April 22nd, Independent Project Press will be at the Mammoth Lakes Wedding & Event Expo from 2-5 PM at the Westin Monache Resort, 50 Hillside Drive in Mammoth Lakes, CA.  Stop by the IPP booth, where Bruce Licher will be showing a wide range of exquisite wedding and event invitations and other letterpress-printed specialities designed and created at Independent Project Press.

~ Saturday, April 29th, from 5:30 - 8:30 PM in The Project Room at Independent Project Press, the opening reception for "Entropy," a colorful and exciting two-person art exhibit. The exhibit will feature a fascinating selection of handmade kaleidoscopes and kaleidoscopic imagery from Darwin-based artist Judyth Greenburgh alongside intensely beautiful abstract & mysterious photographic images of human creation weathered by time and the elements by Bishop-based artist Charles Milligan.  Please join us for this very special and unique exhibit, at 186A Willow Street in downtown Bishop.