Chili, Cello & a Chat Fundraiser

Saturday, March 9, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Cello/Violin Duet with Kristine and Isabelle Boike
Guest Speaker Joseph Barabe

ON THE MENU: Chili, homemade bread, drinks, dessert and more

Expressions Graphics is having a Chili fundraiser. Buy a ticket for yourself, a friend or family! All monies raised will go towards operational costs.

THE CHAT: An Introduction to Printing Process Identification 

Is it an 18th century fine art print or a recent reproduction? What can we learn about a piece of printing with a high magnification examination? This introduction will include an overview of traditional fine art and commercial printing processes and progress to the most important digital printing processes in use today, and the microscopical characteristics with which to identify each kind. A large number of prints from the presenter’s reference collection will be available for study, and each participant will receive a copy of the speaker’s paper, “Printing Process Identification: A Brief Atlas,” Journal of Forensic Document Examination, Vol. 20 (2010).This introduction is based on the speaker’s full-day workshop at the Hooke College of Applied Sciences. 

Joseph Barabe recently retired as Senior Research Microscopist and Director of Scientific Imaging at McCrone Associates in Westmont IL, is currently the principle at Barabe and Associates LLC in Oak Park, IL, where he continues to specialize in the analysis of art, historical objects, and documents. He is active in the American Institute for Conservation, the Association of Forensic Document Examiners, the State Microscopical Society of Illinois, and the Chicago Area Conservation Group, and Expression Graphics. As a Hooke instructor, Joe conducts workshops in artist pigment identification by polarized light microscopy, microscopy for forensic document examiners, printing process identification and scientific imaging.