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Friday, July 24, 7:00p-10:00p: NEXTOBJECTIVISTS Readings / Lectures
Guest Objectivist Eric Elshtain on the mechanics & dynamics of voice

It’s common to think of the ‘voice of the poet’ but beginning, as we do, with a consideration of effect, our guest objectivist will lead a discussion & workshop on the production of poetic voice, featuring readings by Ezra Pound, Dashielle Hammet, Arthur Sze & others. Throughout the Summer, the Next Objectivists will feature lectures and readings by local poet on specific passages and techniques of poetry from the outside.

July 25, 12:00p-4:00p: COMMUNITY SCREEN PRINTING WORKSHOPS
Every Saturday throughout the month of July from 12-4 we will be holding a screen-printing workshop. Everyone is welcomed! No experience needed! Together, we will build a light box for our use at the Mess Hall, build our own screens & printing boards, create original designs, & experiment with several printing techniques. & get this: some of our favorite ace printers be joining us as “guest instructors”!

Upcoming Workshops:

Workshop #4 (July 25)
Guest Printer: Aay Preston-Mynt
Projects:
–photo emulsion & burning screens
–printing on t-shirts (total DIY set-up!)
–1-color photo prints on t-shirts

Workshop #5 (August 1)
Guest Printer: tba
Projects:
–cleaning & reclaming screens
–photo emulsion & burning screens #2
–printing on t-shirts #2
–2-color prints on t-shirts

Workshop #6 (August 8)
Guest Printer: tba
Projects:
–Building your own light box
–Setting up your own print stations (even if you live in a cramped little studio apartment)

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This Weekend!
July 18, 12:00p-4:00p: Community Screen Printing Workshop
Every Saturday throughout the month of July from 12-4 we will be holding a screen-printing workshop. Everyone is welcomed! No experience needed! Together, we will build a light box for our use at the Mess Hall, build our own screens & printing boards, create original designs, & experiment with several printing techniques. & get this: some of our favorite ace printers be joining us as “guest instructors”!

Workshop #3 Guest Printer: Mary Patten
Projects:

–build your own print board
–hand-drawing techniques & design
–poster printing media & techniques
–3-color posters


Sunday, July 19,12:00p-4:00p: Sewing Rebellion

Brunchluck & skill sharing DIY gathering. Take up arms (and fingers) against consumerist imperialism and fashionista culture! Remake something from your closet or from our FREE BOX. Learn or share sewing, knitting & fiber crafting skills.

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Mess Hall accepts donations of clothing, books, small housewares or electronics,  for its FREE bin at any time. Our green free bin is often on the sidewalk in front of Mess Hall offering these surplus items for FREE! Please contact us via info@messhall to schedule a drop off or stop by during one of our events.

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MH party bbq MRMH bbq group MH Photo Booth

A few photos from the summer party. More here

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