An Introduction to Paper Engineering, Movable and Sculptural Books workshop – Amana, Iowa

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June 25, 2018toJune 28, 2018

  

An introduction and hands-on experience with a variety of paper engineering techniques, flexagon geometric forms, tunnel books and carousel books. Students will produce a variety of models of the structures and explore the text-image relationship possibilities in these structures. For more information: Book Arts – Amana Arts Guild

Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair

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March 10, 2018
10:00 amto5:00 pm

I will be at the Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair, The Church of St. Vincent Ferrer, 869 Lexington Ave at 66th St. King Leer: A Tragedy in Five Puppets and others of my books will be there too.

King Leer: A Tragedy in Five Puppets

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All five puppets have been completed and the boxes to contain them are in production. I will be showing them at the Fine Press Book Fair in New York City, March 10, 2018 at St Vincent Ferrer Parochial School (Lexington Avenue between 65th & 66th Street) from 10am to 5pm. King Leer video

Animation Exhibit

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February 1, 2018
5:00 pmto7:00 pm

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Desdemona: In Her Own Words, a stop motion animation will be screened at CSPS Hall, 1103 3rd St. S.E. Cedar Rapids, IA 52401, starting February 1 and continuing through February 25, 2018.

Hertzog Competition Winners

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February 18, 2018toApril 18, 2018

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The 2018 Carl Hertzog Award for Excellence in Book Design winner is Sara Langworthy of Iowa City, Iowa for her design of Naturans Naturata (2017) by Sara Langworthy. The judges also selected Black Rock Press, as the first runner-up for the entry titled Selected Durations by David Abel, Black Rock Press, Reno, Nevada, (2017). The judges also selected Rebecca Chamlee as the second runner-up for the entry titled At Low Water by Rebecca Chamlee, Simi Valley, California: Pie In The Sky Press, (2017). In no particular order, the judges also selected the following as honorable mentions: Jerry Kelly for The Noblest Roman by Jerry Kelly and Misha Beletsky. Boston: David R. Godine, Publisher, (2016), and Emily Martin for Funny Peculiar Funny Ha Ha by Emily Martin and William Shakespeare. Iowa City, Iowa: Naughty Dog Press, (2017).

Sixty outstanding items were entered in the competition this year; the judges were very impressed with the quality of the books they reviewed. It was obvious to all involved that the entries show that fine printing is alive and well, and indeed flourishing. It is our sincere hope that the Hertzog book design contest will encourage artisans to continue to produce well-designed, finely-printed books and pamphlets.

The winner, runners-up, and other selected entries will be on display after the Awards Ceremony for two months, which will take place on February 18.

Bird In Hand

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December 12, 2017toJanuary 26, 2018

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My binding and my print of a starling will be included in the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers exhibit of the collected books from their most recent print exchange at the University of the Arts, 333 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA.

Into The Fold exhibit

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November 25, 2017toJanuary 6, 2018

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Into The Fold: a Survey of the Contemporary field of Book Art is an exhibit with a focus on collaborative editions produced in the state of Florida. From historic woodcuts and previously unpublished manuscripts to laser cut bindings and experimental structures, the work in this exhibition expands our understanding of the book as an art form and celebrates the artists working in our region.
Featured programs include:
Coffey Residency for Book Arts [University of Florida]
Graphicstudio [University of South Florida]
Letterpress and Book Arts Center [Ringling College of Art and Design]
Small Craft Advisory Press (Florida State University]
Tampa Book Art Studio [University of Tampa]
This exhibition is co-curated by Bridget Elmer [Coordinator of the Letterpress and Book Arts Center at Ringling College of Art And Design] and Robin Perry Dana [Curator of Exhibitions at the Leslie Curran Gallery].
Gallery Hours: Mon-Sat 10-6
1431 Central Ave, St Petersburg, FL.

Exhibit of Feed Sack Books

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January 2, 2018toApril 15, 2018

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My binding will be included in an exhibit of designer bindings of Linzee Kull McCray’s book Feed Sacks: The Colourful History of a Frugal Fabric at the Iowa Quilt Museum, 68 E. Court Street, Winterset, IA. My binding uses vintage feed sack fabrics and the Criss-Cross binding developed by Anne Goy. The exhibit will include books bound by binders across the country: Amanda Nelsen, Brien Beidler, Emily Martin, Karen Hanmer, Wendy Withrow, Monica Holtsclaw, Jennifer Rosner, Katie Boodle, Jessica Henze, Jackie Scott, Mary French, Kristi Westberg, MP Bogan, Erin Fletcher, and Todd Pattison.

UK Workshop: The Exquisite Corpse

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November 30, -0001
12:00 am

  

In the early part of the 20th century a group of Surrealists played a parlour game called Consequences where each player writes or draws on a piece of paper, folds it, and passes it on for further contributions. The game, initially done for fun, soon revealed its enriching and creative side.

The name for the game coined by the Surrealists is cadaver exquis, or exquisite corpse, and is the inspiration for Emily’s class. Using a variety of printing techniques, participants will produce various fanciful images that are passed on to the next person for additional input. It’s a collaborative exercise that stretches the usual comfort zone of a single individual. It is bound to throw up many surprises and open up new ways to look at imagery and interact with it.

Participants will execute fanciful or serious images of creatures (human or otherwise) and learn a wide variety of hand printing techniques using stencils, collage, relief printing from wire, hand-made stamps, gelatin printing and other paper decoration techniques. Each participant will make multiples of their images to be exchanged among the group and then each will bind these collected pages in to a book. A multiple set of prints will be made so that each student has a full edition of the results. The prints will finally be bound into a book, or perhaps even something more…

For more information go to the BINDING re:DEFINED website using this link:  full details 2018

King Leer project

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My newest project is a series of puppets to be released as King Leer: a tragedy in five puppets. The first three are completed, the last two are in development.