David Wolfe Editions

Makers at the Hall

Makers at the Hall is a lecture series held at Mechanics’ Hall on the last Wednesday of the month from January to May and September through November. Each talk is presented by a local Maine maker, a master of their craft. In an inviting and relaxed atmosphere, Mechanics’ Hall members and friends learn about a specific discipline and the triumphs and challenges of the speaker’s engagement with their medium. Past speakers have been Nick and David Wallace of Wallace Pipe Organs, Pandora LaCasse, Pilar Nadal of Pickwick Press, and Jonathan Cooper Luthier among many more. This is the program’s third year. It is administered by the Mechanics’ Hall programming committee and funded by membership donations.  We are currently looking for sponsors as well as volunteers for the 2019 season. Please email us at info@mainemechanics.org.

 

Upcoming Speaker: David Wolfe

On Wednesday, January 30th, we are pleased to welcome David Wolfe, founder of Wolfe Editions, right here in Portland. Wolfe Editions is a letterpress and fine art printing studio with educational programming. His woodcuts, prints and handmade books can be found in many museum collections. The Title of the talk will be “Letterpress Printing, So Old it’s New Again”. David is the proprietor of Wolfe Editions along with his son Sean where they produce letterpress books and fine art prints. He has been printing in Portland, ME since 1979. He is also a recipient of the Maine Craft Association 2018 Master Craft Artist award. Refreshments and conversation to follow the presentation.

FREE for MCMA members, $5 general admission. 7:00-9:00PM. Elevator access to second floor library.

 

2019 Program Schedule

 

January 30th

David Wolfe

Letterpress Printing:

So Old It’s New Again

 

February 27th

Johanna & Steve Corman

Vena’s Fizz House: When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade, Add Vodka

 

March 27th

Nick Kaufman

User Experience Design

 

April 24th

John Sundling of Plant Office

Celebrating Ephemeralities,

the Specifics of Time,

Place & Chance

 

May 29th

Arthur Fink

Dance Photographer

Making a Photograph

 

September 25th

Katie Benedict

Graphic Design & Marketing

 

October 30th

Patricia Daunis-Dunning

Fine Art Jewelry

 

November 27th

David Masury

Fine Furniture

Video Below: Makers at the Hall with Pandora LaCasse – September 2018.