A showcase of letterpress and experimental prints from my collection.

Event Information:

Please join us for an Artist Reception with Ryan Gibboney Friday, May 1st from 6-8pm. She will be presenting the process and story behind the work displayed in Conceptual Proof. A reception and opportunity to meet the artist will follow.

Conceptual Proof will be on view at the Art Space in Downtown Huntingdon from May 1-26. The Art Space is run by theĀ Huntingdon County Arts Council.

Ryan Gibboney is an educator, researcher, and award-winning designer focused on the societal responsibilities of designers. She received a BFA in graphic design from the Savannah College of Art & Design in 2008 and an MFA in Visual Communications Design from Purdue University in 2013.

With the traditional idea of wood type, a printing matrix, and a press, Ryan has crafted a body of experimental prints focusing on visual communication, or the lack thereof. The idea that any word has a different meaning to each person based on their personal experiences in life, education, demographics, and language barriers is the main interest of this series. The goal of this series is to question: How do designers use communication effectively? How do we communicate as designers and how can we successfully make messages when they can be differed to so many different meanings dependent on the viewer?

Interested in learning more? Join us Saturday, May 23rd from 1-3pm for an experimental printmaking workshop with artist Ryan Gibboney. Participants will work side by side with Ryan testing materials and experimenting with different printing techniques. All levels of experience are welcome to join the workshop. All materials are included. Participants will each leave the workshop with a small series of prints. Please wear old clothes and be ready to play! The cost is $15 for non-members or $10 for Huntingdon County Arts Council members.