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Tue, Apr 09


Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Speaker Sessions: Celene Aubry on Hatch Show Print

Speaker Sessions: Celene Aubry on Hatch Show Print
Speaker Sessions: Celene Aubry on Hatch Show Print

Time & Location

Apr 09, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Birthplace of Country Music Museum , 101 Country Music Wy, Bristol, VA 24201, USA

About the event

Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Time: 7:00 p.m. ET

Location: Birthplace of Country Music Museum (in-person); YouTube (virtual)

Cost: Free and open to the public

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Join us at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum on Tuesday, April 9, 7:00 p.m. for our monthly Speaker Sessions with Celene Aubry exploring the history and work of Hatch Show Print (HSP), a letterpress poster and design shop located in Nashville, Tennessee. Founded in 1879, HSP is still designing and printing over 600 jobs a year, using the original wood type found on countless posters advertising carnivals, circuses, and vaudeville and minstrel shows of years gone by, combined with hand carved imagery that spans the history of the shop. Though the 144-year-old business is known for its 20th century country music posters, the work the shop has put out over five generations in operation reflects changes in technology, communication arts, and commerce, as well as the evolution of popular entertainment. Celene will also be revealing a “surprise poster” during this program!

Please note: For those attending virtually via YouTube, the live stream will originate on the Radio Bristol YouTube channel after 6:50pm EST. If you load the channel page before 6:50pm, and the live stream does not automatically appear, please refresh the page after 6:50pm.

About Celene Aubry

Celene Aubry is the Director and Print Shop Manager at Hatch Show Print, one of America’s oldest surviving letterpress show poster and design shops. While the business thrives as a letterpress, expanded programming includes a visiting artist program, a gallery showcasing print-centric art, and hands-on tours and workshops from the education space. In between poster runs and whatnot, Celene also enjoys analog photography, making cyanotypes and van Dyke photoprints specifically.

About Hatch Show Print

Opened in 1879, Hatch Show Print is recognized around the world for its 19th- and 20th-century posters and billboards advertising the stars of country music, rock n’ roll, jazz, carnivals, circuses, and variety shows. This tradition continues today with its limited-edition prints and posters for shows and artists appearing live in the 21st century, as well as prints, cards, gifts and more designed by the shop’s staff who draw inspiration from the vast collection of wood and metal type and handcarved print blocks created in the shop.

You can follow Hatch Show Print via their Instagram and X (Twitter) @hatchshowprint and on Facebook

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