Category Archives: Exhibits

Our House, diorama project

June 1, 2017toJune 30, 2017

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I have made a diorama that I am calling the “unthroned” room for the Our House diorama project at Home Ec Workshop, 424 E. Jefferson Street, Iowa City, IA USA. Volunteer makers will provide dioramas to be stacked to make a multi-roomed house. The house will be on display for the month of June. There will be an opening at Home Ec Workshops on Friday, June 2.

New Project

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I have begun a new project which I think will involve the play King Lear. It is very early but the first manifestation is this bean bag puppet I am calling Trumpish. I will post updates periodically here, on Facebook and Instagram at emilymartin53.

All Sorts is a Prize Winner, Pop Up Now – II, Portland OR

November 4, 2016toDecember 17, 2016

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My book All Sorts  has been selected as a Gallery Choice award winner in the exhibit Pop-Up Now II, an international, juried exhibition of handmade pop-up and movable artists books at 23 Sandy Gallery, 623 NE 23rd Ave., Portland, OR. The Gallery Choice award was made by owner and artist Laura Russell. She says “As a graphic designer I find this book is not only an example of stellar design and color, but it is a well-researched and well-conceived work where each and every element from the structure, inspired by orange crates, to the double alphabet, counts. It is also flawlessly executed. Top notch quality.”

Iowa Bibliophiles presentation

October 12, 2016
6:30 pmto8:00 pm

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I will be involved in a variety of events related to the display of Shakespeare’s First Folio in Iowa:

SHAKESPEARE REDESIGNED, A UI Libraries exhibit, 25 August – 1 December, Main Library Special Collections, 3rd Floor exhibit space.

HAWKEYE SHAKESPEARE: Teaching Shakespeare in Iowa, a weekend workshop for college-level faculty and instructors, 23 -24 September, Main Library.

IOWA BIBLIOPHILES with Emily Martin, “Finding My Way to Shakespeare”, 12 October 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Main Library, 3rd Floor Special Collections Reading Room.

Geographies: The Midwest Examined exhibit

March 31, 2016toMay 31, 2016

An exhibit of a selection of books from the Midwest Chapter of the Guild of Bookworkers. Chapter members were invited to make books related to the theme of the Midwest. This could be a state of mind or a physical structure. Each participant received a set of the prints which they bound into a book or contained in a box made to hold them. The books are currently on exhibit at the Michigan State University Main Library, 4th floor, 366 West Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI, March 31 to May 31, 2016. The exhibit will then move to University of Iowa Main Library for exhibit in July and August 2016.