Event Details


Genesee Center for the Arts & Education is hosting the 2nd Annual Upstate New York Wayzgoose on Saturday June 4, 2016 from noon to 5pm. It is a celebration of printing and the book arts featuring hands-on workshops, demonstrations, vendor fair, tours, food & libations!

A Wayzgoose is a celebration of printing, paper and book arts. Its name goes back to medieval times when the master printer would host a feast for his workers.

As always, we are grateful for our amazing volunteers! HUGE thank you to: Mariah Pfeiffer, Geri McCormick, Bill Dexter, Judy Kierig, Rachel Oatridge, Roy Sowers and Amelia Hugill-Fontanel for helping us make the Wayzgoose possible this year.

Keep in touch! RSVP to our Facebook Event & sign-up for our newsletter.


The 2nd Annual Upstate New York Wayzgoose is supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.

Vendors

Virgin Wood Type
The Press of Robert LoMascolo
WNY Book Arts Center / Mohawk Press
Genesee Center for the Arts - Book Arts
Wells College Press
The Frenchie Press
Bill Soucy
Open Air
Mariah Pfeiffer
David Damico
Visual Books
sunnyoutside
Swamp Press
Politits: Art Coalition
Wake Robin
Letterpress Things
RIT Press
Kennedy Prints
The Itinerant Printer
BoxCar
Expedition Press

Schedule

Get Social! Use the hashtag #UNYWayzgoose16 and tag @RochesterArts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Friday, June 3

All Day: Studio Art Exhibit
FREE and open to the public.
Joe Brown Gallery
Book Arts Studio at Genesee Center
713 Monroe Ave
Rochester, NY 14607
585-244-9312

Tour of Flower City Tissue
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED
700 Driving Park Ave
Rochester, NY 14613
585-458-9200

Saturday, JUNE 4

All Day: Studio Art Exhibit
FREE and open to the public.
Joe Brown Gallery
Book Arts Studio at Genesee Center
713 Monroe Ave
Rochester, NY 14607
585-244-9312

9:30 to 10:30am: Tour of Virgin Wood Type
FREE and open to the public. Ticket Required
171 Valley Rd
Rochester, NY 14618
585-313-8744

Noon to 5pm: Printers Fair (20+ Vendors from all over the Northeast!)
FREE and open to the public.
Blessed Sacrament Church (lower level) - across the street from Genesee Center
534 Oxford St
Rochester, NY 14607
585-244-9312

Noon to 2pm: Paper Making Demonstration
FREE and open to the public.
Book Arts Studio at Genesee Center
713 Monroe Ave
Rochester, NY 14607
585-244-9312

1 to 3pm: Book Binding Demonstration
FREE and open to the public.
Book Arts Studio at Genesee Center
713 Monroe Ave
Rochester, NY 14607
585-244-9312

2 to 4pm: Printing on an Albion Handpress Demonstration
FREE and open to the public.
Book Arts Studio at Genesee Center
713 Monroe Ave
Rochester, NY 14607
585-244-9312

Noon to 5pm: Spokes & Ink Bike and Poster Fest
FREE and open to the public.
Genesee Center
713 Monroe Ave
Rochester, NY 14607
585-244-9312
www.spokesandink.com

6 to 7:30pm: Wayzgoose Dinner
Cost: $25/person, 50 tickets available. Ticket Required (Tickets may be purchased through May 31st)
6-6:30pm Hors d'oeuvres
6:30-7:30pm Dinner (Dinosaur Bar-B-Que buffet)
Book Arts Studio at Genesee Center
713 Monroe Ave
Rochester, NY 14607
585-244-9312

7:30 to 8:30pm: Lectures (Speakers: Herb Johnson and Patty Cost)
FREE and open to the public. Ticket Required
Book Arts Studio at Genesee Center
713 Monroe Ave
Rochester, NY 14607
585-244-9312

Patricia Cost wrote The Bentons: How an American Father and Son Changed the Printing Industry (RIT Press, 2011), and is revising Amelia Prints a Greeting Card. Cost has a master's degree in printing technology from RIT, is the sole proprietor of Fossil Press, and also works as an editor.

The tradition of printers using a logo or mark on their work goes back almost to the beginning of printing itself. Cost's talk is a brief sojourn through the history of printers' marks. In tracing their history, one encounters the major people and events that together shaped the history of printing.

Herb Johnson, a graduate of RIT’s School of Printing, was Book Designer and Art Director at Alfred A. Knopf, Publishers; Production Manager, and later Director of Design and Production at Macmillan & Co. He was also the Melbert B. Cary, Jr. Distinguished Professors at RIT’s School of Printing, and later on the RIT School of Printing regular faculty.

Johnson will speak on "Frederick Douglass the Printer".


Sunday, JUNE 5

10am to 1pm: Amos Kennedy Interactive Workshop & Brunch
Cost: $50/person, 20 tickets available. **SOLD OUT**
Enjoy a morning of camaraderie and creation with letterpress printer artist Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.
Book Arts Studio at Genesee Center
713 Monroe Ave
Rochester, NY 14607
585-244-9312


Keep in touch

RSVP to our Facebook Event & sign-up for our newsletter.

Get Social! Use the hashtag #UNYWayzgoose16
and tag @RochesterArts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Plan Your Visit

Genesee Center for the Arts & Education is located just outside downtown Rochester, NY at 713 Monroe Avenue, less than 1/8 of a mile off the 490 Interstate. Monroe Avenue begins downtown at the Strong Museum and is an eclectic area of eateries and small shops. Local cultural and shopping attractions like The George Eastman House and the Park Avenue neighborhood are just blocks away.

The historic, brick firehouse building that houses Genesee Center for the Arts & Education dates to the early 1890s, with both stories dedicated to arts programming. On-street parking is available on Monroe and Wilcox Street, or visitors may park directly across Monroe at the Blessed Sacrament Church lot when it is available. Genesee Center for the Arts & Education is fully accessible for wheelchair users with two reserved parking spaces at the front of the building, a front entrance ramp, elevator and restroom.

Become a Vendor

Application Deadline: Friday, May 31st
(extended deadline)

Step 1: Fill out Vendor Submission Form [PDF]
After filling out the PDF form above, email to: bookarts@rochesterarts.org

Step 2: Pay Vendor Fee ($40/table or $75/2 tables)
Tables (sized 2.5’x8’) are $40 each or $75 for two tables. Vendor payments can be made via PayPal below (click on Donate button) or paid with a check made out to Genesee Center for the Arts & Education and mailed to: 713 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607.


Questions?

Mitch Cohen
Book Arts Director
Email: bookarts@rochesterarts.org
Phone: 585-244-9312


Accommodations

Room block held at Country Inn and Suites until May 3rd, $109 (plus 14% tax)
Includes breakfast buffet and free parking
Mention you are in town for the Wayzgoose at Genesee Center

Country Inn and Suites
2835 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
Phone: 585-784-8400