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.

Magic Boxes workshop – Washington DC

June 11, 2016
10:00 amto5:00 pm

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A one day workshop constructing this intriguing box that reveals different openings with different movements of the lid. Saturday, June 11, 2016 10am to 5 pm in Washington DC, USA. For more information contact the Potomac Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers.

Movables in a Book Format workshop – Philadelphia, PA

June 4, 2016
10:00 amto5:00 pm

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The earliest movables in books date from the 13th century. A volvelle (from the Latin verb volvere, meaning “to turn or roll around”) was used to coordinate religious dates and even to predict the future. The form has endured to this day. In this workshops we will make a volvelle, and other versatile movables such as turning wheels, Victorian wheels, slides and dissolves. The class will make models of each of the structures and there can be a discussion of the compensations needed to incorporate the elements into a book. Saturday, June 4, 2016 10am to 5pm in Philadelphia, PA, USA. For more information, contact the Delaware Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers.

 

Pop Up workshops at the National Czech and Slovak Museum in Cedar Rapids, IA.

January 30, 2016
1:00 pmto3:00 pm
February 13, 2016
1:00 pmto2:30 pm

Make it Pop workshop for Adults. A hands-on exploration of simple pop-up paper engineering. Attendees will learn an assortment of tricks and techniques for creating pop-up cards, and will leave with a selection of delightful pop-up creations. January 30, 1:00 – 3:00 pm. This event is sold out.

I Love Pop-Ups: Family Valentine workshop. A hands-on session of making valentines that pop. Participants will sample an assortment of easy pop-up techniques to create cute valentines for friends and family. February 13, 1:00 – 2:30 pm.For more information: NCSML | I Love Pop-Ups: Family Valentine Workshop – NCSML

Reception for Bridges exhibit

February 3, 2016
4:00 pmto6:00 pm

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Bridges, is an exhibit of a selection of prints from the Midwest Chapter of the Guild of Bookworkers. Reception: Feb 3, 2016, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Saint Ambrose University, Catich Gallery
518 W Locust St
Davenport IA 52803

Sustenance In Artists’ Books

January 25, 2016toApril 30, 2016

An invitational group exhibit of artist’s books with the theme of sustenance. My books More Slices of Pie, Romantic Advice from a Christmas Chicken and Slices are included in the exhibit. Kaye Chene Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts, UNUM Great Reading Room, 7th floor, Glickman Family Library, University of Southern Maine, January 25 – April 30, 2016. Lecture and reception on Tuesday, March 8, 4 – 6:30pm.

Bridges, a print exchange exhibit

January 20, 2016toFebruary 26, 2016

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Bridges, is an exhibit of a selection of prints from the Midwest Chapter of the Guild of Bookworkers.
Chapter members were invited to make an image related to or about bridges. This could be a state of mind or a physical structure. Each participant will receive a set of the prints which can then be bound into a book or contained in a box made to hold them. The prints and containers and one additional piece from each artist will be featured in the exhibit.
The Midwest Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers is a part of the national organization The Guild of Book Workers and serves the greater Midwest region by hosting workshops, exhibitions and other events in the areas of bookbinding, artists books, printing, papermaking and all fields of the book arts.

The exhibit will go on view at Saint Ambrose University, Davenport, IA, details announced as they are available.

Location: Saint Ambrose University, Catich Gallery
518 W Locust St
Davenport IA 52803

Micrographia Exhibit

November 5, 2015toDecember 18, 2015

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The exhibit has now moved to its second venue in Special Collections on the third floor of the University of Iowa Main Library.

I have made an alphabet book as my entry for the Micrographia exhibit held as a part of the symposium Scientific Books and Their Makers, October 16-17, 2015 at the University of Iowa. Participating artists  were assigned historical scientific books to use as inspiration for an artists book or broadside.

The particular book I was given was Somatomia Andropologica, 1680, Sebastian Christian von Zeidler, from the John Martin Rare Book room at the Hardin Medical Library. I made an alphabet using the figures pictured in an illustration of abnormal fetal positions. The letterforms were made with collage and manipulation of the fetal forms. The text was written by the artist to accompany the fetal alphabet forms.

An accordion book laser printed on Sakamoto Heavy paper with inclusions printed on Arches Text Wove paper and adhered with Gudy archival adhesive.