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Name Ms. Pamela Smith
Office Phone 505/685-4486
Address PO Box 655
Abiquiu, NM  87510
Biographical Info Pamela Smith established and directed the Museum of New Mexico's Press at the Palace of the Governors, designing and printing award-winning limited edition letterpress books there for nearly thirty years. She curated "Lasting Impressions," an exhibition of private press work at the Palace of the Governors Museum in Santa Fe. She is the author of "Passions in Print: Private Press Artistry in New Mexico." She is currently an adjunct faculty member at the College of Santa Fe, where she teaches classes in the book arts.
Program Title PASSIONS IN PRINT: Two Centuries of New Mexico Private Press Lore
Program Description "Passions in Print" journeys across two centuries of literary history as it introduces the people of New Mexico's private press movement, their work and their tools. Beginning in the nineteenth century, this slide presentation focuses on a small group of independent artisan printers and publishers whose handcrafted books represent an extraordinary and little-known contribution to the literature of the region.
Series New Mexico History and Cultures
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