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Carry On! Selections from the J. Scott Patnode Shopping Bag Collection

Date and Time

Fri, 2017-09-01 - Mon, 2017-12-18


RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection

Poster design for the "Carry On!" exhibition.


In Spring 2017, the Cary received a donation from Mr. J. Scott Patnode of some 1,200 examples of exceptional shopping bag design. This exhibition celebrates the acquisition and includes shopping bags from all sectors of the marketplace: museums, boutiques, food service, etc., in an assortment of substrates, and using myriad manufacturing and printing techniques.

Exhibition Opening: Thursday, Septmeber 28, 2017, 6:30 p.m. at the Cary Graphic Arts Collection, The Wallace Center at RIT, 2nd floor.
Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.
Attendees are invited to letterpress-print their own shopping bags as an activity at the opening.