From September 1 to 30, the Hamilton Ink Spot gallery, 375 N. Wabasha Street in St. Paul, will welcome recent personal “Woodcuts” printed by Jim Sherraden, who also curates Nashville’s Hatch Show Print.

A free closing reception and 8 p.m. artist talk with Sherraden will be held Tuesday, September 29, 6-10 p.m., at Amsterdam Bar & Hall, 6 W. 6th Street, a few doors down from Ink Spot. Save the date; registration will be announced here soon and walk-ins will be welcome.

Background: A Master Printer

Jim Sherraden is a master printer and archivist at Hatch Show Print, a working letterpress print shop since 1879 and today, an historical property of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum in Nashville. In 1992, Sherraden began creating one of-a-kind pieces from the shop’s hand-cut, historic blocks. Called “monoprints,” these are collected by individuals and institutions worldwide.

In 2005, Sherraden returned to carving his own woodcuts, developing a new body of work that includes cutting up his own printed pieces, and mixing and matching the patchwork imagery, resulting in quilt-like compositions. Designers who’ve admired Jim‘s aesthetic as a master printer will enjoy his personal woodcuts whose style predates his work at Hatch. The vivid color palettes established during his tenure at Hatch have found their way into his current work, which has been exhibited throughout the U.S.

Jim‘s talk at the Amsterdam will include his work for Hatch and the evolution it’s undergone since he began working there in 1985. His bio and images of the work can be found here.

For more information, contact Bill Moran, 651-274-1994 or [email protected].

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I am a graphic designer from Kansas currently living in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. I graduated May of 2019 from Fort Hays State University with a B.F.A in Graphic Design. My hobbies include writing short stories, riding my longboard, and playing the piano.