|June 20, 2018||to||June 20, 2019|
A video showing King Leer: a Tragedy in Five Puppets in action is now on YouTube. King Leer video
Five puppets in a boxed set, four of the puppets have quotations from our 45th and current president. The 2016 election results turned my thoughts to the character of King Lear and from there they descended to King Leer. If Hillary Clinton had been elected maybe I would have gravitated to MacBeth. This project started with the spontaneous making of the beanbag puppet as a tension reliever in the winter of 2016. Sarah Bryant and Anna Embree introduced me to the robot puppet via Facebook in the spring of 2017. Those grasping hands set me off again. At that time, I decided to use the President’s own words against him. Each puppet has been made with the materials appropriate to their nature. Three of the puppets are paper with movable components: the flapping mouth, the jump-up, and the walking robot. The remaining two puppets are cloth and a sock with animated paper hair. The font used throughout is Arial Black with Apple Chancery for the opposite side of the jump up tab. All the paper is Chancery paper, a hemp and cotton blend, made by Tim Barrett and his team of student papermakers at the University of Iowa Center for the Book.
|June 9, 2018||to||June 10, 2018|
Students will learn paper engineering for three different kinds of paper puppets: the flapping mouth, the jump-up and the walking zombie. A variety of techniques for making axles, spacers, flaps, and other movable parts will be explored. Participants will be able to make models of all the forms and also more individual puppets of their own. No experience required. For more information: Paper Puppets
|November 1, 2018||to||March 7, 2019|
My book Funny Peculiar, Funny Ha Ha, will travel with the GBW exhibit Formation in 2018-19. The exhibit will be on exhibit at the following locations and dates. Additional information: Formation | The Guild of Book Workers
June 15-Oct 21, 2018 MCBA Minneapolis, MN
Nov 1- March 7, 2019 Robert C Williams Papermaking Museum Atlanta, GA
March 15- May 25, 2019 UCLA Los Angeles, CA
June 1- July 27, 2019 NBSS Boston, MA
August 1-Oct 30, 2019 UArts Philadelphia, PA
|June 25, 2018||to||June 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
|March 10, 2018|
|10:00 am||to||5:00 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.
|February 1, 2018|
|5:00 pm||to||7:00 pm|
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.
|February 18, 2018||to||April 18, 2018|
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.
|December 12, 2017||to||January 26, 2018|
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.
|November 25, 2017||to||January 6, 2018|
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.