UI’s Soybean Press host first annual book, print arts show

The University’s Soybean Press will hold its first annual book and print arts show this Saturday, March 31. Area artists will show and sell their works at indi go Artist Co-Op, 9 E. University Ave., Champaign, from 12 to 3 p.m.

Marten Stromberg, curator for the University’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library, said local book artists, print artists and papermakers will sell art books, blank books and cards, among other works at the show.

“There will be a number of affordable items available at the show,” Stromberg said.

He said there are both student and community members who will display their art. The purpose of the inaugural show is “to connect local book and print artists and promote what they do,” Stromberg said.

The Soybean Press focuses on traditional printing methods that use equipment such as iron hand presses and mid-century letterpresses. They also provide outreach for the community to promote and teach these traditional printing techniques, Stromberg said.

The art show is free, open to the public and will offer refreshments.