Perseverance furthers: Moving Parts Press 1977-2017
In 1977 Felicia Rice set Moving Parts Press in motion. A letterpress printshop in downtown Santa Cruz, Moving Parts Press welcomed all kinds of print work, from business cards to book design. In 1981 Felicia printed and published For Earthly Survival by Santa Cruz poet Ellen Bass, the first of a series of handcrafted editions. From the beginning the mission of the press was to give voice to those who would not otherwise be heard.
For 40 years Felicia has collaborated with artists and writers to create book structures in which word and image meet and merge. She combines 19th-century bookmaking techniques with digital technology to bring the flexibility of screen-based design to the letterpress-printed page. A more recent collaboration, DOC/UNDOC, drew her into the world of performance art.
This celebratory exhibition will be open Fri-Sat-Sundays in December. Join us for the opening on First Friday, December 1. Felicia will perform at 4:00 before the opening begins. Please arrive on time for the performance as it will be filmed.
Fri-Sat-Sundays, Dec 1-31, 2017
Felix Kulpa Gallery II
209 Laurel St. Santa Cruz
Opening: First Friday, December 1 (5-9)
Performance: “Felicia Rice and DOC/UNDOC: Collaboration and Metamorphosis,” December I at 4:00. Please arrive on time as the piece will be filmed.