By Cache Petters-Matthews, English senior at Medaille College.
As my second day interning at WNYBAC comes to a close, I realize I made an amazing decision when I chose to apply here for an internship. I wanted to learn more about printing and the art community in Buffalo, and I am already learning so much despite it being my second Saturday here.
Both times I was able to utilize the printing press. Something I’ve only learned about in history class was before my eyes! It was amazing, and the wonder of the printing press still hasn’t left me. I made seemingly simple art crafts on the printing press: the shop bags, and notepaper with minor design. There are many fonts to use, and endless creative ways to express yourself at WNYBAC. For the shop bags, myself and another intern chose our type and created our forme, and using the printing press we imprinted on the bag. It was my first time ever using one and I fell in love.
I talk about this place always to my friends and family, and will certainly be bringing them to any events or workshops in the future. I urge you all to do the same! It’s fun and allows for amazing creativity. I’m primarily a writer, and this place has a friendly atmosphere, and allows you to surround yourself with different types of art. I’ll continue coming here and creating new things long after my internship has completed!