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Book Arts 2009 Calendar

January 13–April 28, Tuesday & Thursday, 4:00–6:30

Class: Artists' Books

Instructors: Chris McAfee and Marnie Powers-Torrey, Utah

Location: Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, 4th floor

Noncredit class fee: $375; materials fee: $50

This class may also be taken for credit through the University of Utah Art and Art History Department: Art 4090 (non-major); Art 4390 (art major).

Artists' books, be they traditional or experimental, require the integration of content, format, and various media. The exploration of these relationships allows students to develop their personal concepts into accomplished artists' books. Through discussion and critique, the appropriate format for each idea is identified, adapted, customized, applied, and produced. Learn foundational bookbinding, low-tech image making processes, and the functions of various bookmaking structures and materials. As a final project to be exhibited in a class show, each participant crafts either three one-of-a-kind books or a single edition of artists' books.

Just as artists' books often involve collaboration, this class is team taught by Chris McAfee and Marnie Powers-Torrey. Chris, who also teaches the Book Arts Program's bookbinding courses, received a BFA in printmaking from Brigham Young University and an MFA in bookbinding from the University of Alabama. He has since worked as a conservator of books, documents, and photographs for Brigham Young University and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Archives. Marnie holds an MFA in photography and is the Acting Head of the Book Arts Program and Red Butte Press. She teaches letterpress printing, alternative printing techniques, and other courses for the Book Arts Program. She prints limited-editions books for the Red Butte Press. She has taught classes in photography and etching for the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Utah. Her work is exhibited and held in collections nationally.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

 

January 16–February 27

Exhibition: The Evolution of Charles Darwin

Curator: Luise Poulton

Location: Special Collections Gallery, J. Willard Marriott Library, 4th floor

Gallery hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 8–6; Wednesday, 8–8; Saturday, 9–6; Hours differ during University breaks and holidays.

The significance of his observations during his voyage on the H.M.S. Beagle led Charles Darwin to spend the next twenty years working out a mechanism of evolution through processes of natural selection. He published his seminal work, On Origin of Species, in 1859. The book caused a sensation when it was published, and the controversy continues unabated. Darwin's ideas are still condemned, supported, and debated one hundred and fifty years later. The work of others before him and that of contemporary scientists influenced Darwin's thinking. An evolution of thought brought Darwin to his revolutionary conclusions. The J. Willard Marriott Library presents first editions from its rare collections of pre-Darwinian thinking, the work of Darwin's contemporaries, and his own work.

The Rare Book Collections of the J. Willard Marriott Library document the heritage of the book. From the first clay tablet to modern fine press and artists' books, these collections trace the development of books as they detail the progression of law, literature, philosophy, science, and the exploration of the Americas. These library collections bring history to life, revealing as much about the present as the past—providing insights into both the words and the world in which they were formed.

The exhibition is FREE and open to the public.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

No scheduled events.

March 7, Saturday, 9:00–5:00

Workshop: Proofing Press-tidigitations

Instructors: David Wolske and Claire Taylor, Utah

Location: Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, 4th floor

Workshop fee: $75; materials fee: $25

There is magic to be made on a table-top proofing press. These little marvels are relatively affordable, manageably-sized, and more widely available than their larger counterparts, making them an easy first step for hobbyists. The ease of clean-up and maintenance makes these presses perfect for experimentation. Ink-up for some proofing- press hocus-pocus. Using wood type and relief blocks, print multiple colors simultaneously, on various weights of paper and different substrates, including fabric. Learn tips for registering and printing multiples. Leave totally charmed by the printing possibilities of the proofing press.

David Wolske is an artist, designer, and typographer currently working as a Project Coordinator for the Book Arts Program at the J. Willard Marriott Library. He has taught design, typography, and letterpress printing at Indiana University, Herron School of Art & Design, Columbia College Chicago Center for Book & Paper Arts, The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, and The University of Utah. David's work was published in "New Vintage Type" by Gail Anderson and Steven Heller. He has received awards from the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Type Director's Club, and the Society of Typographic Arts, Chicago.

Claire Taylor is a local artist who also happens to work at the Book Arts Program. She has taught and co-taught a few local workshops. She received a BFA in printmaking in 2007. Her work has been exhibited locally, nationally, and internationally.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

 

March 6–April 24

Exhibition: Lasting Impressions: 25 Years of Pyracantha Press

Location: Special Collections Gallery, J. Willard Marriott Library, 4th floor

Gallery hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 8–6; Wednesday, 8–8; Saturday, 9–6; Hours differ during University breaks and holidays.

Established in 1982, Arizona State University's Pyracantha Press selects book arts projects that have particular merit in literary content, result in visual or technical research, or provide for significant collaboration between writers and artists. Each publication is produced with professional care and quality by director John Risseeuw, book arts printer Dan Mayer, and graduate research assistants. Publications include work by Buzz Spector, Rita Dove, and James Dickey, along with work from Risseeuw's own Cabbagehead Press. This retrospective brings the best of Pyracantha Press to the Marriott Library.

The exhibition is FREE and open to the public.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

 

March 21, Saturday, 9:00–5:00

Workshop: Shaken and Stirred: The Ethiopian Link-Stitch with a Modern Twist

Instructor: Pam Barrios, Utah

Location: Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, 4th floor

Workshop fee: $75; Materials fee: $25

The exposed sewing of a traditional Ethiopian link-stitch, or Coptic binding, while appealing, can be difficult to adapt to alternative materials. Stir up this historic binding method and watch as it translates into modern expressions. Discuss the characteristics of various bookmaking materials and their relationships to one another. Complete a traditional Ethiopian link-stitch binding with paper covers and traditional string decoration. Then shake up these skills to create a modern rendition with board covers and endbands.

Pamela Barrios was introduced to conservation and book arts in 1976 at the New York Botanical Gardens. In 1990, after holding conservation positions at the New York Public Library, Yale University, and the New York Academy of Medicine, she moved to her present position as Rare Book Conservator at the Harold B. Lee Library Conservation Laboratory, Brigham Young University. Pam teaches classes and workshops throughout the country. Her artists' books and design bindings are exhibited internationally. She is an associate editor of the Bonefolder.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

 

March 26, 27 & 28, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 9:00–5:00

Cosponsored Workshop: Adventure in Color, Texture and Design: Paste-Paper Books
Cosponsored by the Utah Calligraphic Artists

Instructor: Rosie Kelly, Illinois

Location: Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, 4th floor

Discover the adventure contained in the paste-paper medium where papers appear to design themselves. Learn to embrace and exploit this process that evades precise control. In an atmosphere of free play, decorate paper with pigments and paste and then assemble these unique pages into book format.  Instruction, experimental exercises, and a variety of handmade book exemplars assist in the layout and design of the text. By assembling these decorated pages into a single-book format, participants produce one-of-a-kind creations, impossible to replicate.

World-renowned calligrapher, book designer, and professional therapist, Rosie Kelly uses her interests in psychology, spirituality, and creativity to produce “word pictures.” Through her studies with nationally know calligraphers, Rosie developed her love of texture, color, and design, which she employs in decorating papers that illustrate her unique sense of play.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: email Judy Sommerfeldt or call 801-226-1680

 

March 26, Thursday, 7:00

Cosponsored Lecture: Marrying the Text to the Page

Speaker: Rosie Kelly, Illinois

Location: 1050 HBLL, Library Auditorium, Harold B. Lee Library, Level 1, Brigham Young University

Calligrapher and book designer Rosie Kelly presents a wide variety of lettering art and its function in relation to the painted-page book. Discussion includes techniques, tools, and Rosie's love of word art, text, design, color, and texture—all important components of the “artmaking” process. Co-sponsored with the L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University,as part of BYU's annual A. Dean Larsen Book Collecting Conference March 26–27, 2009.

The lecture is FREE and open to the public.

For more information: please contact the L. Tom Perry Special Collections at 801-422-3514

Thursday, April 2, 5:30–8:00, with lecture at 7:00

Reception & Lecture: Lasting Impressions: 25 Years of Pyracantha Press

Speaker: John Risseeuw, Arizona

Location: Special Collections Gallery, J. Willard Marriott Library, 4th Floor

Please join the Book Arts Program for a reception celebrating Pyracantha and Cabbagehead Presses. Founder John Risseeuw provides an overview of the exhibition and history of the presses. See March listing for exhibition details.

The reception and lecture are FREE and open to the public.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

 

April 3 & 4, Friday & Saturday, 9:00–5:00

Workshop: Acrobatics on the Vandercook Cylinder Press

Instructor: John Risseeuw, Arizona

Location: Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, 4th floor

Workshop fee: $150; materials fee: $30

What can you do on a Vandercook Cylinder Press? Flip over these basic and innovative tricks for printing with nearly perfect registration, even with irregular sheets of hand-made paper, paper that is too long for the press, and other problems calling for well-choreographed solutions. Send your creativity cartwheeling with new techniques for printing with angled type, bouncing type, and textural relief surfaces. Turn somersaults over sandragraphs, low-relief collagraphs, and conceptual exercises in visual typography. Using the techniques demonstrated, participants collaborate and create a print/broadside utilizing both image and type.

In the early 1970's, John Risseeuw, newly outfitted with bachelor's and master's degrees in printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, plunged into the whirlpool of innovative printmaking. Risseeuw eagerly added the art of making paper to his repertoire, a dimension that continues to inform his art. In 1980, Risseeuw settled at Arizona State University, where he teaches book arts and printmaking courses. He directs ASU's Pyracantha Press, which he established in 1982. Risseeuw's projects demonstrate that art and books can make a difference, as they often incorporate political and social themes. His 2002 Paper Landmine Print Project continues to generate funds for agencies that assist landmine victims and work for mine clearance.Visit Pyracantha Press.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

May 1–June 19

Exhibition: Burgeoning Bookworks

Location: Special Collections Gallery, J. Willard Marriott Library, 4th floor

Gallery hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 8–6; Wednesday, 8–8; Saturday, 9–6; Hours differ during University breaks and holidays.

After spending spring semester in the Book Arts Program's first semester-length course on Artists' Books, thirty students from the University and Utah community exhibit their final editions and one-of-a-kind creations. Delight in the design, writing, and craft that appears in their bookwork. As we watch portions of the book world meld into blogs, web pages, and Google books, look to this exhibition for a vision of the tangible book that showcases creativity, craftsmanship, and beauty.

The exhibition is FREE and open to the public.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

 

May 20–August 5, Wednesdays, 4:10–8:00

Class: Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced Letterpress

Instructor: Marnie Powers-Torrey, Utah

Location: Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, 4th floor

Noncredit class fee: $375; materials fee beginning: $50

This class may also be taken for credit through the University of Utah Art and Art History Department: Art 3060, 4060, & 4070 (non-major); Art 3360, 4370, & 4380 (art major).

Design several letterpress projects and learn how to print them using movable type and hand-operated presses. Through discussion and critique, learn basic elements of design and typography and how to integrate other printing processes into letterpress work. Intermediate and advanced students deepen their exploration of letterpress by designing a program of study at a more complex and sophisticated level. Each student leaves with a class portfolio.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

 

May 29 & 30, Friday & Saturday, 9:00–5:00

Workshop: Boxing it Up: Safekeeping a Singular Treasure

Instructor: Chris McAfee, Utah

Location: Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, 4th floor

Workshop fee: $150; materials fee: $25

Everyone has treasures: your son's first soccer cleats, the corsage from your daughter's prom, a special book with the object that inspired it. How do you preserve and collect these items? Construct boxes designed specifically for them! A hand-made box can meet the physical needs of housing these mementos, and represent their personalities at the same time. Learn measurement and design techniques necessary to shape a unique box, then fabricate a box that fits and compliments your personal treasure.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

June 10–13, Wednesday–Saturday, 9:00–5:00

Intensive: Two Useful Wire Edge Binding Styles and When to Use Them

Instructor: Daniel Kelm, Massachusetts

Location: Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, 4th floor

Intensive fee: $300; materials fee: $70

In this book structure workshop that covers structure and more, learn to make the intriguing metamorphic books made possible by the wire-edged binding while assessing the selection of one wire-edge style over another. Use both a simple thread attachment between sections, of stainless steel wires and a piano hinge configuration in creating a twenty-four-page structure.  Discussions of the movement, feel, materials, and production for each wire-edged binding help assess the ideal hinging selection for anything from a codex to accordion to book sculpture. This combination of practice and evaluation expands the notion of what is possible and provides the means to apply wire-edged techniques to future projects.

Daniel Kelm studied chemistry and philosophy at the University of Minnesota before beginning his work with books over thirty years ago. This combination produced a master bookbinder and an original thinker, known for his innovative structures and extensive understanding of materials. Kelm believes that a binding must be constructed to interact with the book's content and become part of the reading. He employs this philosophy in his Wide Awake Garage Studio and teaches it in classes at his Garage School Annex. View Kelm's art installation Poetic Science at the Smith College Museum of Art.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

 

June 11, Thursday, 7:00

Cosponsored Lecture: Alchemy of Books

Speaker: Daniel Kelm, Massachusetts

Location: D. Lamar Jensen Seminar Room (1130 HBLL), L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Level 1, Brigham Young University

The transformational processes of alchemy inspire book artist Daniel Kelm. That which is elemental, the rapid alteration of fire, the subtle work of air, water's flow and balance and the geometric measure of earth all inform the conception and process of his art and books. Co-sponsored with the L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University.

The lecture is FREE and open to the public.

For more information: please contact the L. Tom Perry Special Collections at 801-422-3514

 

June 26 & 27, Friday & Saturday, 9:00–5:00

Workshop: The Language of Pop-Ups

Instructor: Shawn Sheehy, Illinois

Location: Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, 4th floor

Workshop fee: $150; materials fee: $20

Who hasn't been surprised by the magic of a pop-up book? Begin with basic tools and explore techniques for building noun-like pop-ups (formal structures) and verb-like pop-ups (movement and/or animation for those forms). Build a variety of simple, versatile forms and engineer various ways of lifting those forms. Once grasped, this language of pop-ups encourages the invention of new combinations of forms and lifts. Take home a bound collection of working models and a better understanding of pop-up engineering.

Shawn Sheehy couples his talent in paper engineering with an interest in themes of sustainability, balance, and biological and cultural evolution to produce pop-up books that fuel thought in all ages. He has taught workshops in such diverse places as The Paper Studio in Tempe, BookWorks in Asheville, and the Center for Book Arts in New York. Along with his teaching and book arts work, Sheehy designs the poetry broadside series published by Oneiros Press. He is a co-founder of the Vespine Gallery in Chicago. Sheehy earned his MFA in Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

 

June 25, Thursday, 7:00

Cosponsored Lecture: Engineering within the Book Format

Speaker: Shawn Sheehy, Illinois

Location: D. Lamar Jensen Seminar Room (1130 HBLL), L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Level 1, Brigham Young University

Working sculpturally through the development of intricate dimensional folds, book artist Shawn Sheehy creates pop-up books that capture a viewer's attention. Sheehy's artwork examines the dynamic ecological principles that operate in wild and domesticated environments, and he finds that his pop-up designs facilitate the delivery of sophisticated or potentially distasteful messages with their attractive packaging.

The lecture is FREE and open to the public.

For more information: please contact the L. Tom Perry Special Collections at 801-422-3514

 

June 26–August 7

Exhibition: ABC: An Artists' Book Abecedarium

Curator: Luise Poulton

Location: Special Collections Gallery, J. Willard Marriott Library, 4th floor

Gallery hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 8–6; Wednesday, 8–8; Saturday, 9–6; Hours differ during University breaks and holidays.

What could be more basic than the alphabet? What could be more basic than an alphabet book? Book artists contradict these assumptions, using the form and concept of the book and the alphabet to give aesthetic expression to the building blocks of the written word. From simple to exaggerated, the alphabet books in this exhibition prove that basics are as meaningful as the complex.

The exhibition is FREE and open to the public.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

July 10 & 11, Friday & Saturday, 9:00–5:00

Foundational Educator's Workshop: Discover the INGS in Bookmaking

Instructor: Mary Wells, Utah

Location: Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, 4th floor

Workshop fee: Workshop fee is underwritten for educators.

Scor ing! Fold ing! Cutt ing! Glu ing! Sew ing! Paint ing! Creat ing! Shar ing! Journey through all these ings while learning more about the bookmak ing artform. With decorat ing paper as the starting point, beginning bookmak ing skills blossom into more complex forms. Shar ing and discuss ing ideas for classroom use conclude these two exhilarat ing days of bookmak ing.

Mary Wells is a book artist and calligrapher who demonstrates, teaches, and exhibits her letterforms and books. She is a retired teacher having taught in elementary and secondary schools. Currently, she works as an artist in residence for the Utah Arts Council and schools' PTAs. She is also a volunteer Treasure Chest Teacher for the Book Arts Program.

Workshop fees are underwritten for educators. Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

PLEASE NOTE: Educators may enroll in one Educator's Workshop per year. Space is limited.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

 

July 17 & 18, Friday & Saturday, 9:00–5:00

Specialized Educator's Workshop: Paper Confidential

Instructor: Allison Chapman, Ohio

Location: Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, 4th floor

Workshop fee: Workshop fee is underwritten for educators.

Pssst! Want to know a secret? There are classified things about paper you need to know. Obtain privileged information on how to make it, decorate it, print on it, fold it, and make it into books. Materials close at hand can be exploited for your bookmaking escapades. Become well-informed on clandestine ways of inserting paper and books into all your classroom activities. This is an undercover operation—become a book arts agent who takes the message back to the educational front.

Allison Chapman is the proprietor of Igloo Press located in Columbus, Ohio.  As a child, Allison served as press assistant to her grandfather in his hobby letterpress shop resulting in her life-long interest in letterpress printing and bookbinding. An internship at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History solidified her love of printing history and fine craftsmanship. Throughout her eleven years at Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Allison taught classes for all ages in papermaking, paper decoration, printing, and bookbinding.

Workshop fees are underwritten for educators. Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

PLEASE NOTE: Educators may enroll in one Educator's Workshop per year. Space is limited.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

August 14–October 9

Cosponsored Exhibition: AIGA 50 Books / 50 Covers

Reception: September 3, Thursday, 5:00–7:00

Location:  Special Collections Gallery, J. Willard Marriott Library, 4th floor

Gallery hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 8–6; Wednesday, 8–8; Saturday, 9–6; Hours differ during University breaks and holidays.

The Book Arts Program and AIGA Salt Lake City present 50 Books / 50 Covers, the international traveling exhibition from the American Institute of Graphic Arts. Since 1924, the AIGA 50/50 competition and exhibition has recognized excellence in book design and production. Considered the country's most prestigious book exhibition, it presents the best books and covers of 2007.

Please join the Book Arts Program for the opening reception of AIGA 50 Books / 50 Covers, on Thursday, September 3, from 5:00–7:00 in the Special Collections Gallery.

T he exhibition and reception are FREE and open to the public.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

 

August 26–December 9, Wednesdays, 4:10–8:00

Class: Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced Letterpress

Instructor: Marnie Powers-Torrey, Utah

Location: Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, 4th floor

Noncredit class fee: $375; materials fee beginning: $50

This class may also be taken for credit through the University of Utah Art and Art History Department: Art 3060, 4060, & 4070 (non-major); Art 3360, 4370, & 4380 (art major).

Design several letterpress projects and learn how to print them using movable type and hand-operated presses. Through discussion and critique, learn basic elements of design and typography and how to integrate other printing processes into letterpress work. Intermediate and advanced students deepen their exploration of letterpress by designing a program of study at a more complex and sophisticated level. Each student leaves with a class portfolio.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

 

August 27–December 10, Thursdays, 4:10–8:00

Class: Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced Bookbinding

Instructor: Chris McAfee, Utah

Location: Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, 4th floor

Noncredit class fee: $375; materials fee beginning: $50; intermediate & advanced: $10

This class may also be taken for credit through the University of Utah Art and Art History Department: Art 3065, 4065, & 4075 (non-major); Art 3365, 4375, & 4385 (art major).

Explore the basic elements of bookbinding, including design and construction of the traditional book. Participants produce and take away a variety of binding models. Build on a foundation of knowledge to produce an individually designed bookwork. Intermediate and advanced students select avenues of bookbinding to pursue on a more sophisticated and artistic level.

Chris McAfee received a BFA in printmaking in 1993 from Brigham Young University where he was first introduced to bookbinding. In 1995, he received an MFA in bookbinding from the University of Alabama where he developed an interest in book conservation. He has since worked as a conservator of books, documents, and photographs for Brigham Young University and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Archives.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

September 3, Thursday, 5:00–7:00

Reception: AIGA 50 Books / 50 Covers

Location:  Special Collections Gallery, J. Willard Marriott Library, 4th floor

Please join the Book Arts Program for the opening reception of AIGA 50 Books / 50 Covers.

The reception is FREE and open to the public.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

 

September 12 & 19, Consecutive Saturdays, 9:00–5:00

Workshop: Something Old, Something New: Printing from Photopolymer Plates

Instructors: Marnie Powers-Torrey and David Wolske, Utah

Location: Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, 4th floor

Workshop fee: $150; materials fee: $25

Everyone loves the look and feel of letterpress printing, but doing everything the old way sometimes feels overwhelming. Skip the typesetting and carving and use current design software and photopolymer plates to print type, illustrations, and halftone images. Spend the first Saturday in the Marriott Library computer lab learning to create the image files required for conversion into film negatives. The following Saturday, utilize your negative in making a photopolymer plate. Explore the delightful melding of old and new technologies as you lockup your plate and print your image and text. Leave with a portfolio of imaginative work.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

October 16–December 4

Exhibition: Counterform

Location: Special Collections Gallery, J. Willard Marriott Library, 4th floor

Gallery hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 8–6; Wednesday, 8–8; Saturday, 9–6; Hours differ during University breaks and holidays.

This exhibit returns to continue the tradition of showcasing the outstanding work produced by Utah's bookmakers. Open to professionals, amateurs, and students, this juried exhibition highlights the witty and the preposterous, the poignant and the sublime. Many of these books are created in response to Book Arts Program workshops and classes, and all manifest the freshness inherent in courageous creativity.

The exhibition is FREE and open to the public.

To indicate your intent to enter, please e-mail bookartsprogram@utah.edu. An entry form and further information will be sent in response. Entries are due Friday, October 2, by 4:30pm.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

 

October 17, Saturday, 9:00–1:00

Workshop: Modern Illumination Techniques for Medieval Success

Instructor: Louona Tanner, Utah

Location: Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, 4th floor

Workshop fee: $40; materials fee: $25

Want to be an illuminator? Learn two basic methods of illumination: laying gold onto a modern Instocall base and a build-up technique employing acrylic modeling paste. Demonstrations cover a variety of gold leafs: patent gold, loose gold variegated, silver and others. Participants leave with three small projects utilizing these methods.

Louona Tanner holds a BFA from Weber State University and has studied illumination with Sheila Waters, Ken Harris, and Reggie Ezell. Louona teaches book arts for the Book Arts Program at the J. Willard Marriott Library, the Utah Calligraphic Artists Association, and Youth City. She has exhibited her work at Ogden Eccles Art Center, Springville Art Museum, the J. Willard Marriott Library, Rio Grand Gallery, and national calligraphy conventions.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

 

October 24, Saturday

Cosponsored Event: Utah Humanities Book Festival

Location: Salt Lake City Public Library, Main Branch, 210 East 400 South

As a major cosponsor of the Utah Humanities Book Festival, the Book Arts Program works closely with the Utah Humanities Council to create engaging bookmaking experiences for festival attendees. The Book Arts Program offers demonstrations in papermaking, paper decorating, letterpress printing, and bookbinding, as well as children's bookmaking workshops throughout the day.

The Festival is FREE and open to the public.

For more information: please contact the Utah Humanities Council at 801-359-9670 or www.utahhumanities.org

November 13 & 14, Friday & Saturday, 9:00–5:00

Cosponsored Workshop: Big Skills in Small Packages: Miniature Leather Bindings
Cosponsored by the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers

Instructor: Gabrielle Fox, Ohio

Location: Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, 4th floor

Leather is one of the most versatile and forgiving materials in bookbinding. Get comfortable working with skins by covering miniature books. Working in miniature allows you to expand the possibilities of your work with books while limiting the initial expenses of leather. Explanations regarding the similarities and differences between covering large and small books in leather allows the skills acquired to be applied in future projects. If you have a paring knife, spokeshave, Brockman or Scharf-fix, bring them; if not, enjoy the opportunity to try out these tools before making a purchase.

Gabrielle Fox, trained in England, is a leading expert and artisan in the binding, conservation, and restoration of fine books. Her true passion and forte is miniature books, and beyond her work in conservation and restoration, she finds her creative outlet in designing and producing unique bindings and boxes for miniature letterpress books. She travels from her studio in Ohio to teach intensive workshops, and consults and cares for both institutional and private book collections. Her work is currently exhibited nationally.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

December 11–January 22

Exhibition: The Feminine Touch: Women and the Work of the Book

Curator: Luise Poulton

Location: Special Collections Gallery, J. Willard Marriott Library, 4th floor

Gallery hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 8–6; Wednesday, 8–8; Saturday, 9–6; Hours differ during University breaks and holidays.

Throughout history, women have been involved in every aspect of bookmaking. The work of the book provided women opportunities for artistic expression, political participation, and bread-winning as illuminators, printers, bookbinders, and publishers. Women produced beautiful manuscripts for monastic scriptoria; world-changing works of literature and law; commercial bindings and handsome fine press editions. From the practicalities of folding and sewing to the innovations of presswork to the creativity of the artists' book, the feminine has touched the most important vessel of human communication.

The exhibition is FREE and open to the public.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

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Managing Director, Book Arts Program and Red Butte Press

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Studio Manager, Book Arts Program

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Binding Instructor and Studio Coordinator, Book Arts Program

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Library Exhibitions and Studio Coordinator, Book Arts Program

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Creative Director, Book Arts Program and Red Butte Press

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