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Tour Guide Charles Criner Brings Printing Museum To Life

In our city of world-renowned museums full of contemporary and classical art, an odd little Montrose nonprofit aims to preserve and share knowledge about printed communication — which, you can imagine, is just the thing a group of 30 rambunctious elementary school kids want to hear when they head out on a field trip. Luckily, […]

In our city of world-renowned museums full of contemporary and classical art, an odd little Montrose nonprofit aims to preserve and share knowledge about printed communication — which, you can imagine, is just the thing a group of 30 rambunctious elementary school kids want to hear when they head out on a field trip.

Luckily, The Museum of Printing History – often known simply as The Printing Museum – has a secret weapon: their artist-in-residence for the last ten years, Charles Criner, whose task is to bring to life the hidden world of paper and ink.

Houston Matters' Paige Phelps took a private tour with Criner to see if this tiny museum looks better on paper or in person.

MORE:
A Visit to The Printing Museum in Houston, Texas (Newspaper Club, April 22, 2015)
Houston Artist Charles Criner – The Heart, Love and Soul of His Lithography Art Work (July 29, 2015)

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Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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