Striped Light & French Fried Vintage SHOP LOCAL Open House
Nov
23
6:00 PM18:00

Striped Light & French Fried Vintage SHOP LOCAL Open House

Black Friday shouldn't involve getting out of bed at the butt crack of dawn.

Come support local small business and see what's new in both shop spaces. 

Snacks and some beverages provided. We encourage BYOB.

This is also French Fried Vintage’s last weekend at Striped Light so take advantage while you can!

More information to follow!

Please invite your friends!!

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Spf'18 Small Press Fair Fort Lauderdale
Nov
10
12:00 PM12:00

Spf'18 Small Press Fair Fort Lauderdale

Sarah will be hitting the road to rep Striped Light at SPF 18! Check back soon for more updates and additional dates of exciting activities..

ABOUT SPF 2018

SPF (Small Press Fair) Fort Lauderdale is a day to celebrate print with small, regional presses, independent publishers, artists, designers, zinesters and the similarly afflicted and more.

PRINTS // BOOKS // ZINES

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STRIPED LIGHT & CRYPTIC PRESS at The Old City Market
Oct
13
11:00 AM11:00

STRIPED LIGHT & CRYPTIC PRESS at The Old City Market

Join us for the second installment of the Old City Market!

The Old City Market transforms Jackson Ave into a curated, outdoor market showcasing artists, crafters, creative makers....and BJ and myself as ambassadors of all things Striped Light and Cryptic Press. Prints, textiles and shenanigans....we won't forget the tunes.

http://www.stripedlight.com

https://www.crypticpress.org

https://www.sshebaro.com

Let's see what happens!

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Ex - Gold LP Release at the Pilot Light
Sep
22
to Sep 23

Ex - Gold LP Release at the Pilot Light

We are more than ecstatic to announce EX-GOLD’S official album release show Saturday, September 22nd at the Pilot Light.

The lovable, ‘repetitive’ rock band will be releasing their first LP titled E-X-E-P-1-4 on Striped Light records.

++ The Yawpers (Denver, CO)
Punk, blues, country, and self-loathing.
http://www.theyawpers.com/

++ Ex-Gold (Knoxville, TN)
repetitive rock
http://exgold.bandcamp.com/

++ The Appetites (Knoxville, TN)
Butt-smackin' Rock n' Roll Tunez w/ a spaced out TWIST
https://theappetites.bandcamp.com/

Good Vibes Only (Knoxville, TN)

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Quintron & Miss Pussycat / Warband / Criswell Collective at the PILOT LIGHT
Sep
8
to Sep 9

Quintron & Miss Pussycat / Warband / Criswell Collective at the PILOT LIGHT

++ Quintron & Miss Pussycat (New Orleans, LA)
electro-rock puppet show
(from civil defense water can in MATH and The Milk of Burgundy in Wicker Park!)
https://www.facebook.com/186383244729432/videos/1381271321907279/
https://vimeo.com/191051005
http://www.quintronandmisspussycat.com/pussycatcaverns.html


++ The Criswell Collective (Knoxville, TN)
Spazz Ruckus
https://youtu.be/6GK9Zdx-Hb0
https://soundcloud.com/the-criswell-collective
https://historiesresearch.bandcamp.com/album/things-that-go-hump-in-the-night

++ Warband (Knoxville, TN)
heavy metal
https://www.facebook.com/pg/WARBAND-135555906081/

Saturday • September 8 • 9:30pm • $10

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STRIPED LIGHT & CRYPTIC PRESS at the Old City Market
Sep
8
11:00 AM11:00

STRIPED LIGHT & CRYPTIC PRESS at the Old City Market

The Old City Market transforms Jackson Ave into a curated, outdoor market showcasing artists, crafters, creative makers....and BJ and myself as ambassadors of all things Striped Light and Cryptic Press. Prints, textiles and shenanigans....we won't forget the tunes.

http://www.stripedlight.com

https://www.crypticpress.org

https://www.sshebaro.com

Let's see what happens!

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LETTERPRESS BASICS: Personal Calling Cards - SAT June 23rd
Jun
23
12:00 PM12:00

LETTERPRESS BASICS: Personal Calling Cards - SAT June 23rd

Business card, micro sign, tiny invite, ticket or small certificate of awesome, take a stack of 3.5" by 2" pieces of paper and print some magic.

This class will teach the primary skills of letterpress printing using vintage handset typography.  You will learn how properly compose, lock-up and print a form on our table-top platen presses.  A run of 100 cards will be made of each participants work. Better sign up quick, this workshop fills up fast! 

All necessary materials are provided. No previous experience in letterpress or printmaking is needed. To reserve a place in this workshop click here!

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Letterpress Basics: Micro­Fiction: 'Six Word Stories' AKA The Hemingway Challenge
Jun
16
1:00 PM13:00

Letterpress Basics: Micro­Fiction: 'Six Word Stories' AKA The Hemingway Challenge

    Take this exciting opportunity to play with our extensive collection of antique wood and metal typography.  You will learn about and explore the fine craft of letterpress printing while following a historic, fun, and very concise set of writing rules.  There will be a six word limit, punctuation of your choice, and a goal of telling a compelling story.          
Example:  "For sale: baby shoes, never used."
    This course will cover all the basics of typesetting and introduce you to printing on our flatbed cylinder proof presses. Each participant in the class will be printing an edition of their own composition and also exchanging work with the others in the workshop, so that at the end of the afternoon everybody will be leaving with a full suite of prints documenting all work of the day.

All materials are provided and are included in the workshop fee. All you need to bring are your ideas! Please email sarah@stripedlight.com if you have any questions regarding this or any other workshop. To reserve a place in this workshop click here!

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Risograph Basics: 2-Color Prints aka Flyers on the Fly
Jun
15
6:00 PM18:00

Risograph Basics: 2-Color Prints aka Flyers on the Fly

Free yourself from the tyranny and opacity of xerox self-publishing! This Striped Light workshop familiarizes you with how to operate our Risograph machines while making a small edition of two-color posters or flyers.

Risograph is a digital duplicating system deceptively packaged to look like a xerox machine, creating multiples with a technology and look similar to screenprint. Beautifully interpreting both graphic and photographic imagery in a variety of colors, this machine is a unique tool for producing zines, handbills, posters, prints and more!

 Using text and imagery, each participant in this class will design a 2-color composition (of their choosing) and create a small edition from it. Everyone leaves with a small stack, (20 to be exact), of their completed prints. We also highly encourage folks to trade work with each other. Ah, the beauty of the multiple!

No experience necessary and all materials are provided. If there is specific imagery and text you would like to work with for this workshop, bring it with you! We're working sans computers, sketchbooks, old magazines, photos and text on paper are superior resources.

To reserve a place in this workshop click here!

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Tour Striped Light as part of Party Central | ETCDC's 16th Annual Fundraiser
Jun
7
5:00 PM17:00

Tour Striped Light as part of Party Central | ETCDC's 16th Annual Fundraiser

We're participating as one of the official stops on the 'Party Central' tour. Come by and see what we've been up to and more importantly, what's to come!

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Join us on June 7th for the 2018 Summer Party and Tour aptly named “Party Central!” The event will start at The Press Room, 730 N Broadway, at 5:00PM and will feature a silent auction and tour of various locations within the Broadway|Central Corridor. We are excited to show our guests the vibrant community spirit that has evolved in this area! You don’t want to miss it! 

Click here for tickets and more details on the event!

EVENT SCHEDULE:

5:00pm – 6:30pm Drinks, hors d’oeuvres, & Silent Auction

6:00pm – 6:15pm Program

6:30pm – 8:30pm Tour of Broadway | Central Corridor

Silent Auction Items must be picked up by 8:45pm.

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First Friday Fur the Love of Felines Fundraiser
Apr
6
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday Fur the Love of Felines Fundraiser

FRIDAY, APRIL 6th - 6 to 10pm at Striped Light

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CALL FOR ARTISTS AND CREATIVE CAT LOVERS OF ALL AGES.

We are seeking artwork donations for a fundraiser show at Striped Light’s gallery space on April 6th. All proceeds of artwork sold will be donated to Feral Feline Friends of East Tennessee to help protect and support our wild kitty friends!

  • Cat or animal themed artwork is purrrrfered, but not required.
  • Artists of any age may submit work to this family friendly event.\
  • We are looking for 2 dimensional art, small handmade non-fragile objects, jewelry, embellished clothing, etc.
  • Work must sized under 2 by 2 feet.
  • We are asking that artwork be priced at $50 or less.
  • Work does not need to be framed, however any framed art must be ready to hang.

Official drop off times of submissions at Striped Light will be as follows:
Saturday, March 31st from 12-6pm
Sunday, April 1st from 12-6pm
Monday, April 2nd from 1-7pm

For Updates Click HERE.

Any questions? Please email us at: furtheloveoffelines@gmail.com

HELP SPREAD THE WORD!
#furtheloveoffelines
http://www.feralfelinefriends.org/

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First Annual - Knox Holiday Open Shops
Dec
15
5:00 PM17:00

First Annual - Knox Holiday Open Shops

SHOP LOCAL KNOXVILLE!

Still have plenty of shopping to do? Want to make sure you're supporting small, local businesses? We're here to help! 

THIS FRIDAY - 5 to 9pm - the First Annual Knox Holiday Open Shops!

We challenge you to power through your holiday shopping, all local, all in one glorious evening. This event features a wide range of creative small business and artist studios both well-established and new. Come meet your local small biz community!

And yes, there will be snacks. 

FEATURING:

* Magnolia Records
* The Book Eddy
* Broadway Gallery and Studios
* Striped Light
* Pop Weasel Emporium
* Capture Boutique
* Native Maps
* Sarah Moore
* Magpies
* Cryptic Press (at Striped Light)
* Mid Mod Collective
* Pioneer House
* Phillips Forged (at Pioneer House)
* Camp Nevernice
* Cara Pfenningwerth (at Pioneer House)

Check out the map of participants and images here.

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Handset Holiday Wishes - Letterpress Basics
Nov
17
6:00 PM18:00

Handset Holiday Wishes - Letterpress Basics

Holly or Humbug, it's up to you!

No doubt you’ve had an idea for a holiday, thank you or random sentiment that you’d love to share. The holidays are approaching and here’s your chance. Let's make a stack of them! Say what you want to say in printed form, (and stay as far away from the mall as possible), with this Basics of Letterpress workshop.

While hand-setting and printing your cards you'll be given a step by step lesson of the basics of typesetting using antique wood and metal typography. Knowledge of operating a flatbed cylinder proof press will also be covered. At the end of the session each participant of the class will leave with at least 25 folded cards and a head full of letterpress knowledge!

All materials are provided and are included in the workshop fee. All you need to bring are your ideas. Zip over to our classes page to register!

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Two-Color Printing - Riso Basics Workshop
Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

Two-Color Printing - Riso Basics Workshop

Flyers on the Fly!

Free yourself from the tyranny and opacity of xerox self-publishing! This Striped Light workshop familiarizes you with how to operate our Risograph machines while making a small edition of two-color posters or flyers.

Risograph is a digital duplicating system deceptively packaged to look like a xerox machine, creating multiples with a technology and look similar to screenprint. Beautifully interpreting both graphic and photographic imagery in a variety of colors, this machine is a unique tool for producing zines, handbills, posters, prints and more!

 Using text and imagery, each participant in this class will design a 2-color composition (of their choosing) and create a small edition from it. Everyone leaves with a small stack, (20 to be exact), of their completed prints. We also highly encourage folks to trade work with each other. Ah, the beauty of the multiple!

No experience necessary and all materials are provided. If there is specific imagery and text you would like to work with for this workshop, bring it with you! We're working sans computers, sketchbooks, old magazines, photos and text on paper are superior resources.

Zip over to our classes page to register! Email sarah@stripedlight.com if you have any questions regarding this workshop!

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Six Word Stories AKA The Hemingway Challenge - Letterpress Basics Workshop
Nov
11
1:00 PM13:00

Six Word Stories AKA The Hemingway Challenge - Letterpress Basics Workshop

MICROFICTION

Take this exciting opportunity to play with our extensive collection of antique wood and metal typography. Learn all about the fine craft of letterpress printing while exploring a very concise set of writing rules. There will be a six word limit, punctuation of your choice, and a goal of telling a compelling story. Example: "For sale: baby shoes, never used." This course will cover all the basics of typesetting and introduce you to printing on our flatbed cylinder proof presses.

Each participant in the class will printing an edition of their composition and exchanging work with the others in the workshop. At the end of this session everybody will be leaving with a full suite of prints documenting work of the day.

All materials are provided and are included in the workshop fee. All you need to bring are your ideas. Zip over to our classes page to register!

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Ethan Pignataro: Third Stage - October First Friday Opening Reception
Oct
6
6:00 PM18:00

Ethan Pignataro: Third Stage - October First Friday Opening Reception

Ethan Pignataro: Third Stage

Striped Light is proud to present our October Artist Ethan Pignataro. His work will be displayed throughout the month of October, with special gallery hours to be announced. In partnership with the artist we will be publishing a series of Risograph prints and a Zine that will be released on the date of the opening reception.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Third Stage is a collection of allegorical work developed through a variety of references.  My artistic vision has been in a constant state of flux as I try to harness the over stimulation I experience as a high school art educator while navigating my roots as a casualty of cartoons, comic books, and loud, fast music.  

 

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August First Friday (& Saturday) - On Location Tintype Portrait Studio by Emily Brewer
Aug
4
to Aug 5

August First Friday (& Saturday) - On Location Tintype Portrait Studio by Emily Brewer

On Location Tintype Portrait Studio by Emily Brewer

FIRST FRIDAY - AUGUST 4th, (5 to 9pm)  &  SATURDAY - AUGUST 5th, (1 to 5pm) @ Striped Light

For two days our gallery will be converted to a tintype portrait studio operated by local photographer Emily Brewer. What exactly is a tintype you ask? A tintype is a photograph made by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of metal coated with a dark lacquer or enamel and used as the support for the photographic emulsion. (Thanks Wikipedia!)

Want to have your portrait taken? Book an appointment, or walk in during the event. Refer to www.tntypes.com/faq to prepare or email any questions to info@tntypes.com. Your portrait is taken during the event and varnished the following day. The photos will be available for pick up at Striped Light starting Monday August 7th.  The introductory price for a 4x5 tintype portrait at this event is $50. Please be sure to arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time.

 

Our storefront and gallery will be open to the public during this event! Come by for more flatfile deals, snacks, drinks and more! This event is free and open to the public.

 

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Letterpress MICROWORKSHOP
Jul
29
1:00 PM13:00

Letterpress MICROWORKSHOP

Learn the basics of typesetting and leave with your printed project in this super-fast super-fun whirlwind evening at Striped Light.  This is the little brother (or the economy model if you prefer),  to our lengthier basics class. Running two hours with a project we'll reveal at the beginning of class you'll be guaranteed a letterpress adventure!

No previous experience with printmaking is necessary to take part in this class and all materials are provided.   Participants will learn how to operate our presses and how hand-set a small composition using the studio's vast collection of antique lead and wood typography.

Zip over to our classes page to register!

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Letterpress MICROWORSHOP
Jul
13
7:00 PM19:00

Letterpress MICROWORSHOP

Learn the basics of typesetting and leave with your printed project in this super-fast super-fun whirlwind evening at Striped Light.  This is the little brother (or the economy model if you prefer),  to our lengthier basics class. Running two hours with a project we'll reveal at the beginning of class you'll be guaranteed a letterpress adventure!

No previous experience with printmaking is necessary to take part in this class and all materials are provided.   Participants will learn how to operate our presses and how hand-set a small composition using the studio's vast collection of antique lead and wood typography.

Zip over to our classes page to register!

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Friday Flat File Freakout Print Sale: A Fundraiser for Striped Light
Jul
7
5:00 PM17:00

Friday Flat File Freakout Print Sale: A Fundraiser for Striped Light

ONE NIGHT ONLY!!

Prints at $1, $5, $10, 15, 20, 30...you get the idea.

It's been a slow summer so we're rolling out our flat files to offer prints from the past at super special prices. Super rare and quirky printed material in all sizes. There will be a half dozen giant pieces (40" by 48") for sale for only $50.

 

This is a one night event, tell a friend and don't miss it. Can't be in Knoxville, TN this Friday? Great news, we have work for sale on Etsy and our website!

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Custom Coaster Club - Letterpress Basics Workshop
Jul
6
6:15 PM18:15

Custom Coaster Club - Letterpress Basics Workshop

Striped Light letterpress studio has put together an evening especially for Bartenders and the people who love them.  Participants will each get compose their own special message or phrase using vintage hand-set type, and print an edition of coasters on our antique presses.

Everyone will proudly leave having learned a lot about an exciting traditional craft, carrying a stack of 150 letterpress printed coasters.  Whether you're a Bartender who wants to make some for your own use, or a loyal barfly that is looking for that special something for a person who has given you so much - this workshop is going to be a blast. For a in-process, sneak peek of what you'll be up to click here.

https://vimeo.com/215262541

Better sign-up fast! There are only eight spots in the class. No prior printing or design experience is needed. All necessary materials are provided! Zip over to our classes page to register.

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Hand Cut Vinyl Sticker Workshop with Bud Ries
Jun
24
2:00 PM14:00

Hand Cut Vinyl Sticker Workshop with Bud Ries

Design and make your own vinyl stickers.

No experience, no problem!

Learn how to cut and create your very own long lasting bumper stickers, decals, and weather-resistant labels in this class. You will leave this class with a stack of your own personalized stickers AND the knowledge and skills to make them at home.

There's no limit to how many stickers you can make in this two hour session. We provide you with the supplies and know how to make your own.

No experience required and all materials provided. We only have eight spots in this class. Head to our classes page ASAP to reserve your spot!

Cost: $20.00

 

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Personal Calling Cards - Letterpress Basics Workshop
Jun
16
6:15 PM18:15

Personal Calling Cards - Letterpress Basics Workshop

This class will teach the primary skills of letterpress printing using vintage handset typography.  You will learn how properly compose, lock-up and print a form on our table-top platen presses.  A run of 100 cards will be made of each participants work. Better sign up quick, this workshop fills up fast! 

All necessary materials are provided. No previous experience in letterpress or printmaking is needed. Click here to zip over to our classes page!

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