Thursday, March 07, 2013

Hot off the Press: Printing in New Westminster

Hot off the Press: Printing in New Westminster

Last month, the New Westminster Museum & Archives opened an exhibit called Hot off the Press: Printing in New Westminster. covered the show recently, showcasing the work of the late Jim Rimmer in this article, History of printing in New West on exhibit. The paper uncovered the fact that some of the exhibits were loaned from my personal collection, as no exhibit on printing in New Westminster is complete without the inclusion of Jim Rimmer. From the article above:
Local collector Jason Vanderhill loaned many of the works done by New Westminster resident Jim Rimmer, a renown letterpress designer who died in 2010. He operated Pie Tree Press from his backyard workshop.

"It's wonderful to see my grandfather's art on display in the city where he lived and worked," said Rimmer's granddaughter Beth Baker in a press release.

Admission to the exhibit is by donation. The museum is at 302 Royal Ave., behind Irving House and is open Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
If you've never been to the New West Museum and Archives, this may be the last year you'll find them situated behind Irving House. The Anvil Centre, their soon future home, is currently being constructed in the heart of town with a completion date set for the spring of next year.  

Hot off the Press: Printing in New Westminster runs until April 28, 2013. Check it out!

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