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Book Arts 2012 Calendar

 

January 10–April 25, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:00–6:30

Class: Artists’ Books

Instructors: Chris McAfee, Marnie Powers-Torrey, Emily Tipps, and David Wolske

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

Workshop fee: $400 materials fee: $60

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 a one-of-a-kind book or an edition of artists’ books.

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Just as artists’ books often involve collaboration, this class is team taught by Chris McAfee, Marnie Powers-Torrey, Emily Tipps, and David Wolske.

Chris, who for many years taught 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 BYU and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Archives.

Marnie holds an MFA in photography and is the Managing Director 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-edition books for the Red Butte Press. Marnie 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.

Emily Tipps is Binding Instructor and Studio Coordinator at the Book Arts Program at the University of Utah, and the proprietor of High5 Press, which publishes innovative writing in the form of handmade artist’s books. She holds a BA in English from Wesleyan University, an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Colorado, and an MFA in Book Arts from the University of Alabama.

David Wolske is the Creative Director for the Book Arts Program and Red Butte Press at the J. Willard Marriott Library. He has taught design, typography, and letterpress printing at Indiana University, Herron School of Art & Design, the Center for Book & Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago, The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, and The University of Utah. David's letterpress work is featured in multiple design and letterpress publications. He holds awards from the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Type Director's Club, and the Society of Typographic Arts.

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

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

 

January 13–February 26

Exhibition: Are We There Yet? Westward Exploration and Travel in North America

Curator: Luise Poulton

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

Gallery hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00–6:00; Saturday, 9:00–6:00; Hours differ during University breaks and holidays.

The exhibition is FREE and open to the public.

Soon after the first European ship reached these shores, emigrants from the early settlements on the east coast began exploring the vast lands to the west. Some sought a haven from religious persecution, some looked for better agricultural lands, some pursued quick wealth. Whatever the reason, emigrants believed that they could improve their lives by moving West. Many people longed to see the West, even if they didn’t want to settle there. Three hundred years of writings by travelers, politicians, explorers, emigrants, adventurers, and marketers lured people west – as seekers of a new life or merely seekers of a good time.

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

February 11, Saturday, 9:00–2:00

Workshop: Valenteenies: Love Notes and Calling Cards

Instructor: Mary Toscano

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

Workshop fee: $45 materials fee: $20

Well before the advent of text messaging, the Victorians announced their presence with tasteful calling cards and passed discrete slips of paper to arrange amorous liaisons. Participants in this lively half-day workshop combine collographs, antique dingbats, elegant zinc cuts, and moveable type from the program’s collection to craft miniscule missives and charming cards. Students choose from a selection of phrases preset in metal type, set brief original messages of their own, or set their names in the manner of the traditional calling card, then letterpress print their designs on the studio’s flatbed cylinder presses. Beginners are entreated to attend this delightful printing excursion, as are more accomplished lady and gentleman printers.

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Mary Toscano grew up in Salt Lake City and received a BFA in Printmaking and Photography from the University of Utah. She works on and with paper in drawing, printmaking, and installation. She exhibits both locally and nationally. Mary is the Exhibitions Coordinator for the Marriott Library and the Book Arts Program at the University of Utah.

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

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

 

February 8, 15, 22, 29; and March 7, Wednesdays, 5:00–8:00

Workshop: Simple Book Repairs for At-Home Curators

Instructor: Tomomi Nakashima

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

Workshop fee: $180 materials fee: $50

As a result of age and use, sometimes books of the highest personal value are also the most damaged. Learn to love your books by repairing them! This five-week workshop, limited to ten motivated participants, covers foundational book repair techniques including dry cleaning; paper mending; sewing; repairing loose joints, torn spines, and endcaps; and reattaching detached boards. Manual dexterity and patience are highly recommended. Participants receive a kit of basic materials and tools as well as damaged books on which to practice repair techniques. At the seminar's completion, participants are able to assess damage to non-rare books and execute basic, non-damaging repair techniques.

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Tomomi Nakashima started book conservation training in 1997 as a student employee at the Marriott Library, University of Utah while working on an MA in linguistics. In 2002, she relocated to Mesa, AZ where she worked as a book conservator for Roswell Bookbinding. Returning to Utah and the Marriott Library in 2005, she is currently the Head Conservator in the Preservation Department, taking care of rare books and various special projects for the University collections.

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

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

 

February 18 & 25, Saturdays, 9:00–5:00

Workshop: Reclaimed – A Conceptual Transplant

Instructor: Adam Larsen

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

Workshop fee: $160 plus materials fee

This altered book workshop introduces participants to the history, philosophy, and craft of creatively modifying mass-produced books. Using vintage, discarded, hardbound books as catalysts, students learn innovative methods to appropriate from and collaborate with each volume’s original author and/or designer. Participants manipulate found texts through dissection techniques, construction methods, and by transplanting unique stimuli and found objects into each vessel. Using this assemblage process, each student reclaims two books by formally and conceptually transfiguring them into contemporary works of art—possessing unique visual, tactile, and conceptual merit. An instructor-guided expedition to a local antique store in search of found objects and catalyst texts concludes the first day of this transformative two-Saturday workshop*.

* Participants can expect to spend $50–$75 on vintage hardcover books and assemblage materials.

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Adam is a passionate artist and teacher of the visual language whose philosophy embraces the idea that art occurs when craft and concept homogenize. He is dedicated to promoting the practice of fundamental visual and dextral skills in a variety of artistic disciplines. His work cannot be categorized by one medium but exists in varied forms of drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, and artists’ books. His current work can be characterized as a visual reflection of his life as he attempts to translate commonplace occurrences into intimate visual dialogs utilizing the visual and tactile container of the artists’ book. Adam has exhibited his work extensively throughout the region and around the country and is currently a tenured Associate Professor of Art and Gallery Director at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah where he teaches drawing, 2D design, and printmaking.

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

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

March 2–April 29

Exhibition: Brave Cowboy: An Edward Abbey Retrospective

Curator: Luise Poulton

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

Gallery hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00–6:00; Saturday, 9:00–6:00; Hours differ during University breaks and holidays.

The exhibition is FREE and open to the public.

American novelist and author Edward Abbey (1927–1989) became an icon for grassroots activism. In the 1970s, after The Monkey Wrench Gang was published, he gained near-cult status in the American West environmentalist movement. Others would find much to disdain in his philosophy. This exhibition highlights the work of Edward Abbey, from an early story about war (1947) to writings as a contributor for the University of New Mexico’s Thunderbird to his novels, short stories and essays throughout the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. The Special Collections Department of the J. Willard Marriott Library thanks Eric Hvolboll for his generous donation of his collection of Edward Abbey’s writings.

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

April 28, Saturday, 1:00–5:00

Educator’s workshop: Don’t Throw It Away: Bind It Today!
This workshop is repeated on August 11, Saturday, 1:00–5:00

Instructors: Laura Decker and Claire Taylor

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

Workshop fee: underwritten for educators

What do things like empty tape dispensers, candy tins, egg cartons, envelopes, and CD cases have in common? No, it’s not the landfill. They can all be made into books! In this workshop, educators learn how to construct books out of the unexpected. Starting simple and moving toward the more complex, these creative book forms, fashioned from inexpensive and easily-found objects, can be taught to a wide range of ages and are sure to spark creative ingenuity in young learners. Using these structures, educators can demonstrate that with a little imagination, the things we throw away can be transformed into exciting and interactive books.

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Laura Decker is a local artist, working mainly in drawing, mixed media, and printmaking. She received a BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2009. Laura is currently working at the Book Arts Program as the Grants and Outreach Coordinator. Her work has been exhibited locally and nationally.

Claire Taylor is the Studio Manager at the Book Arts Program. She received a BFA from the University of Utah in printmaking in 2007. Working mainly in letterpress and drawn media, her work has been exhibited locally and nationally.

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

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

May 4–June 17

Exhibition: Booking a Brouhaha: Artists’ Books Course IV

Curator: Marnie Powers-Torrey

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

Gallery hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00–6:00; Saturday, 9:00–6:00; Hours differ during University breaks and holidays.

The exhibition is FREE and open to the public.

Book Arts Program students trigger quite a commotion as they showcase the final editions and ingenious bookwork created as part of spring semester’s Artists’ Books class. Revel in the design, writing, and craft that coalesce to produce a bit of everything from one-of-a-kind masterpieces to democratic multiples. As the world of the printed page explodes in different directions, these students utilize the ensuing pandemonium to instigate stunning innovations in the art of the book.

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

 

May 15–June 20, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 1:00–5:45

Class: Summer Academic Letterpress 1, 2, & 3

Instructors: Marnie Powers-Torrey, Emily Tipps, and David Wolske

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

Course Numbers: Art 3060, 4060, & 4070 (non-major); Art 3360, 4370, & 4380 (art major).
Contact Marnie Powers-Torrey for graduate credit information.

Academic class, must be an admitted student.

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.

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Marnie holds an MFA in photography and is the Managing Director 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-edition books for the Red Butte Press. Marnie 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.

Emily Tipps is Studio Coordinator and Binding Instructor at the Book Arts Program and Red Butte Press. She discovered the world of chapbooks and small presses while earning her MA in Creative Writing at the University of Colorado. Enchanted, she went on to receive her MFA in Book Arts at the University of Alabama. She has taught courses in creative writing and book arts at the Universities of Alabama and Colorado. Emily is also the proprietor of High5 Press, whose limited-edition artist's books are held in collections and exhibited nationally.

David Wolske is the Creative Director for the Book Arts Program and Red Butte Press at the J. Willard Marriott Library. He has taught design, typography, and letterpress printing at Indiana University, Herron School of Art & Design, the Center for Book & Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago, The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, and The University of Utah. David's letterpress work is featured in multiple design and letterpress publications. He holds awards from the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Type Director's Club, and the Society of Typographic Arts.

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

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

June 22–August 5

Exhibition: Utah Architects and Sanborn Maps

Curator: Liz Rogers

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

Gallery hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00–6:00; Saturday, 9:00–6:00; Hours differ during University breaks and holidays.

The exhibition is FREE and open to the public.

This exhibition features the Capitol Competition drawings of Richard Kletting (1858–1943), and the Harvard drawings of Salt Lake City-born architect Lloyd Snedaker (1905–1989). Originally from Germany, Kletting was informally known as “The Dean of Utah Architecture.” His first commission in Salt Lake City was the University of Deseret, which is now the University of Utah. He went on to design the Saltair and the State Capitol. Snedaker was the architect for the Capitol’s interior renovation, as well as numerous buildings on the campus of the University of Utah, Utah State University, and elsewhere in the state. Also on display are examples of the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps—renowned for their precision and accuracy, and highly valued as historical, cultural, and scholarly resources—and the Richard Bailey Traveling Fellowship Architectural journals and sketchbooks.

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

 

June 27–30, Wednesday–Saturday, 9:00–5:00

Intensive Workshop: Guided by Chance Operations in Letterpress Artists’ Books

Instructor: Robin Price

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

Workshop fee: $320 plus materials fee

Charting the course for chance, Price, workshop muses, and the goddess Fortuna compel participants to generate fresh content for artists’ books. A readiness to embrace surprise, relinquish control, work within imposed constraints, and respond creatively to others’ work is the best preparation for this venture. Participants work collaboratively and solo, mixing ink, choice, and chance in (mostly) structured ways. An initial exercise results in a packet of letterpress-printed postcards. Then, with Chance at the helm, each participant completes a set of editioned sheets for a simple binding. Encounter tips on handset type composition and letterpress printing at ports along the voyage, along with brief demonstrations of heat-set collage, paper staining, and experimental printmaking techniques. Decisive navigation in a frequently changing field of potential and constraint directs the quest toward a serendipitous application of printed imagery, textual excerpts, and various hand applications.

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Robin Price is an artist, letterpress printer, and publisher whose work spans the fine press/artists’ books categories. The work of the press—under the umbrella of Robin Price, Publisher (formerly Lavender Armadillo Press)—has become a lifelong, interdisciplinary, liberal arts education, and her books are collected and exhibited internationally. “A chameleon among book artists” (Connell Gallagher, 2004), Price seeks out contemporary artists, writers, and artisans with whom to collaborate, striving for synergistic books, diverse in content and form. A wellspring of inspiration is the purposeful use of chance in creative work, especially as defined by John Cage; she has been lecturing and teaching specifically on that subject since 2002, when she co-curated an exhibition at Yale University Sterling Library, “By Chance: Serendipity and Randomness in Contemporary Artists’ Books.” The 25-year anniversary of her press was celebrated in 2010 with a traveling exhibition that originated at Wesleyan University Davison Art Center, Price holds a B.A. from Pomona College.

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

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

 

June 28, Thursday, 7:00

Lecture: Purposeful Chance in Contemporary Artists’ Books (Thank You, John Cage!)

Speaker: Robin Price

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

The lecture is FREE and open to the public.

Robin Price delivers an illustrated lecture exploring the use of chance in artists' books—in concept and/or execution—and examines earlier twentieth century precedents, particularly the print and book work of John Cage. Price discusses some of her own work involving the purposeful use of chance and randomness. Lecture attendees have the opportunity to view and handle several bookworks featured in Price’s talk, courtesy of the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Special and Fine Arts Collections.

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

July 11, 18, 25; and August 1, Wednesdays, 5:00–8:00

Workshop: The Articulate Hand: An Introduction to Calligraphy

Instructor: Louona Tanner

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

Workshop fee: $150 materials fee: $30

All text—be it written, printed, or digital—stems from the hand. A long lineage of mark-making implements, pigments, inks, and substrates has literally shaped and informed our contemporary alphabets. Over the course of this four-week introductory workshop, students explore calligraphy through hands-on practice, as well as discussion of its history, styles, usages, modern trends, and design principles. Using a variety of media, participants learn to analyze a calligraphic hand and produce an Uncial alphabet, while creating two small books and two wall pieces showcasing their work. In the digital age, our linguistic roots can be tapped—with pen, paper, and ink—in the attentive practice of the articulate, amazing hand.

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Louona Tanner is a Utah calligrapher and book artist. She graduated from Weber State University in Art, and was nominated for both woman of the year and talent of the year. She has served twice as president of the Utah Calligraphic Artists’ Association and has exhibited her work throughout Utah and at national calligraphy conventions. She has taught calligraphy, gold leaf, and book arts classes for UCA, Utah Humanities Council, Great Salt Lake Book Festival, YouthCity Artways, The Leonardo, and the Book Arts Program at the J. Willard Marriott Library.

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

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

 

July 12–14, Thursday–Saturday, 9:00–5:00

Cosponsored Workshop: New Oriental Binding

Instructor: Monique Lallier

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

Workshop fee: $275 for Guild of Book Workers members; $325 for non-members

With its non-adhesive flat spine, and separate front and back boards, the new oriental binding recalls the traditional Japanese stab binding. In this radical twist on an old favorite, individual signatures are sewn along the spine to tyvek strips. Each strip is reversed and filled with board to equal the signature’s thickness. The boards are then joined to consolidate the spine, leaving the signatures themselves adhesive-free. The result is an elegant book that opens smoothly and whose pages lie flat. Covers—which can be covered in paper, cloth, or leather—are made individually and attached to the textblock at the end of the process. Participants in this three-day workshop learn and produce this structure under the instruction of a master fine binder. Those who wish to use leather should have prior experience with it, and come prepared with leather split to 0.6 or 0.7 mm. This workshop is co-sponsored by the Guild of Book Workers Rocky Mountain Chapter and the Book Arts Program.

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Monique Lallier was Director of the American Academy of Bookbinding from 2005–2009, and currently teaches classes there. An internationally recognized binder and artist, years of experience in French binding make her an ideal choice for director and instructor in the AAB’s French technique-based bookbinding program. Monique began her studies in the 1960s in Montreal at Cotnoir Cappone School of Fashion and L’art de la Reliure bookbinding school with Simone B. Roy. She continued in Paris with Roger Arnoult; at Centro del bel Libro in Ascona with Edwin Heim; and in Solothurn, Switzerland with Hugo Peller. Monique’s work is held in the collections of McGill University, Montreal; St. Joseph Oratory in Montreal for the Pope Jean-Paul II; Louisiana State University; University of North Carolina; as well as many private collections in the US, Canada, Europe, and Japan. Monique practices her craft full time from her studio in Summerfield, North Carolina.

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

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

 

July 20 & 21, Friday & Saturday, 9:00–5:00

Educator’s Workshop: Variety is the Spice of Binding

Instructor: Krissy Giacoletto

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

Workshop fee: underwritten for educators

Just like people, books come in all shapes and sizes. In this workshop, educators gather the skills to build fun and diverse book structures—from the humble codex to the fanciful pop-up, the sleek accordion to the flashy flag book—and go home with a set of models to use in their classrooms. Participants also learn decorative techniques, including paste paper and painted cloth, to imbue their books with one-of-a-kind personalities. The workshop includes discussion of how these forms and methods can be adapted for shoe-string budgets and used in curricula as various as art, language, science, history, and math. As the saying (almost) goes: different strokes for different books!

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Krissy Giacoletto, photograph archivist in the Special Collections Department of the J. Willard Marriott Library, took a long side-trip into the world of bookbinding while attending the University of Utah as a student of Classics and Business. Expansive interests in everything from ancient history to modern scientific marvels fuel a desire to learn and color everything she makes. Amazed with the craft of turning piles of blank paper and grey board into functioning pieces of art, Krissy has continued to experiment with structures, textures, and colors. She has taught groups as small as three and as large as 200, many of them teachers. Art encompasses the full scope of human existence, and nowhere is that more evident than between the miraculous covers of a book.

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

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

August 10–September 23

Exhibition: Fighting Words: American Revolutionary War Pamphlets

Curator: Alison Conner

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

Gallery hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00–6:00; Saturday, 9:00–6:00; Hours differ during University breaks and holidays.

The exhibition is FREE and open to the public.

Before the first shots were fired at the battle of Lexington and Concord, American Colonists and British Imperialists had already begun to fight in print. Words could not win physical battles but they could fight on the ideological front. American and British pamphleteers struggled to determine the meaning of the revolution and what winning meant. Ultimately they would define what it meant to be an American. Fighting Words chronicles the pamphlet war from both sides of the Atlantic, and includes pieces by Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine, William Pitt, and many more.

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

 

August 11, Saturday, 1:00–5:00

Educator’s workshop: Don’t Throw It Away: Bind It Today!

Instructors: Laura Decker and Claire Taylor

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

Workshop fee: underwritten for educators

What do things like empty tape dispensers, candy tins, egg cartons, envelopes, and CD cases have in common? No, it’s not the landfill. They can all be made into books! In this workshop, educators learn how to construct books out of the unexpected. Starting simple and moving toward the more complex, these creative book forms, fashioned from inexpensive and easily-found objects, can be taught to a wide range of ages and are sure to spark creative ingenuity in young learners. Using these structures, educators can demonstrate that with a little imagination, the things we throw away can be transformed into exciting and interactive books.

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Laura Decker is a local artist, working mainly in drawing, mixed media, and printmaking. She received a BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2009. Laura is currently working at the Book Arts Program as the Grants and Outreach Coordinator. Her work has been exhibited locally and nationally.

Claire Taylor is the Studio Manager at the Book Arts Program. She received a BFA from the University of Utah in printmaking in 2007. Working mainly in letterpress and drawn media, her work has been exhibited locally and nationally.

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

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

 

August 20–December 5, Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:40–12:40

Class: Fall Academic Letterpress 1, 2, & 3

Instructors: Marnie Powers-Torrey and David Wolske

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

Course Numbers: Art 3060, 4060, & 4070 (non-major); Art 3360, 4370, & 4380 (art major).
Contact Marnie Powers-Torrey for graduate credit information.

Academic class, must be an admitted student.

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.

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Marnie holds an MFA in photography and is the Managing Director 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-edition books for the Red Butte Press. Marnie 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.

David Wolske is the Creative Director for the Book Arts Program and Red Butte Press at the J. Willard Marriott Library. He has taught design, typography, and letterpress printing at Indiana University, Herron School of Art & Design, the Center for Book & Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago, The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, and The University of Utah. David's letterpress work is featured in multiple design and letterpress publications. He holds awards from the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Type Director's Club, and the Society of Typographic Arts.

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

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

 

August 21–December 6, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:45–12:05

Class: Typographic Communication and Book Design

Instructors: David Wolske

Location: Room 1745, J. Willard Marriott Library, level 1

Course Numbers: DES 3320; DES 5320.

Academic class, must be an admitted student.

An introduction to the fundamentals of typoography and the elements of design and layout that influence the meaning of visible language. Learn to select and combine content appropriate typefaces and develop dynamic information hierarchies. In addition, the class will explore the principles and practice of planning, designing, and producing books.

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David Wolske is the Creative Director for the Book Arts Program and Red Butte Press at the J. Willard Marriott Library. He has taught design, typography, and letterpress printing at Indiana University, Herron School of Art & Design, the Center for Book & Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago, The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, and The University of Utah. David's letterpress work is featured in multiple design and letterpress publications. He holds awards from the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Type Director's Club, and the Society of Typographic Arts.

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

 

August 23 & 30; September 6, 13, 20, 27; and October 4 & 18, Thursdays, 5:00–8:00

Workshop: Non-Credit Letterpress

Instructor: Claire Taylor

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

Workshop Fee: $280 plus materials fee

This gem of a nine-week class introduces the fundamentals of letterpress, from paper selection and cutting to mixing ink and printing. Practicing a variety of techniques and using an array of media—miraculous moveable type, dazzling zinc cuts, luscious linoleum blocks, and precious pressure prints, among others—participants design and produce several projects with the jewels of the Book Arts Studio: its flatbed cylinder and clamshell platen presses.

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Claire Taylor is the Studio Manager at the Book Arts Program. She received a BFA from the University of Utah in printmaking in 2007. Working mainly in letterpress and drawn media, her work has been exhibited locally and nationally.

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

 

August 24–December 7, Fridays, 10:00–4:00

Class: Fall Academic Bookbinding 1, 2, & 3

Instructor: Emily Tipps

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

Course Numbers: Art 3065, 4065, & 4075 (non-major); Art 3365, 4375, & 4385 (art major).
Contact Marnie Powers-Torrey for graduate credit information.

Academic class, must be an admitted student.

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.

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Emily Tipps is Studio Coordinator and Binding Instructor at the Book Arts Program and Red Butte Press. She discovered the world of chapbooks and small presses while earning her MA in Creative Writing at the University of Colorado. Enchanted, she went on to receive her MFA in Book Arts at the University of Alabama. She has taught courses in creative writing and book arts at the Universities of Alabama and Colorado. Emily is also the proprietor of High5 Press, whose limited-edition artist's books are held in collections and exhibited nationally.

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

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

 

August 31–October 14

Exhibition: Counterform: A Juried Show of Utah Book Work

Curator: Marnie Powers-Torrey

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

Gallery hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00–6:00; Saturday, 9:00–6:00; Hours differ during University breaks and holidays.

The exhibition is FREE and open to the public.

This returning exhibition showcases outstanding work produced by Utah's bookmakers. Open to professionals, amateurs, and students alike, this juried exhibition highlights the witty and the preposterous, the poignant and the sublime—works of remarkable concept and design. Many of these books are created in response to Book Arts Program workshops and classes; all manifest the freshness inherent in courageous creativity.

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

September 27, Thursday, 9:00–4:00

Cosponsored Workshop: Animate the Page: Pop-Ups and Movable Structures

Instructor: Shawn Sheehy

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

Workshop fee: $75 plus materials fee

In the microcosm of a page, nothing charms and engages like a pop-up; along with movable structures, pop-ups bring dimension and life to artists’ books. This one-day workshop, cosponsored by the Movable Book Society and organized in conjunction with the 2012 conference, teaches how pop-up and movable structures work together to create a sense of animation. Participants assemble a sequence of increasingly complex structures and leave with a collection of samples that can be used for further study and practice, or even crafted into “moving” gifts. All skills levels welcome and encouraged.

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Nationally-recognized artist Shawn Sheehy combines paper engineering and paper making with an interest in biology and cultural evolution to produce sculptural pop-up books. Shawn has taught workshops at PBI, Penland, the Centers for Book Arts in Chicago and New York, and many other venues across the U.S. His commercial pop-up clients include the American Girl Co., American Greetings and Pee-Wee Herman.

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

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

 

September 28–November 25

Exhibition: Movable Books: Selections from the Rare Book Collections

Curator: Luise Poulton

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

Gallery hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00–6:00; Saturday, 9:00–6:00; Hours differ during University breaks and holidays.

The exhibition is FREE and open to the public.

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

 

September 28–November 25

Exhibition: Herding Cats: The Wild World of Artists’ Books

Curator: J. Willard Marriott Library Book Arts Program

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

Gallery hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00–6:00; Saturday, 9:00–6:00; Hours differ during University breaks and holidays.

The exhibition is FREE and open to the public.

Interpretations of The Artist’s Book are nearly as numerous as those who create them; also abundant are the perspectives from which readers can view these works. This exhibition, with selections from the Marriott Library’s fine art and rare collections, presents remarkable examples as viewed through the lenses of text and form, design and typography, binding craft and design, drawing and illustration, and printing technique. While some book artists focus on one or a few of these areas, others shape the work in its entirety—from the germination of an idea to the final stitch of the binding. As evidenced here, the iconic form of the book—with its capacity for expression and instruction, intimacy and community, tradition and innovation—is one that offers boundless possibilities to artists of many different stripes.

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

October 19–November 25

Exhibition: Ski Archives

Curator: Judy Jarrow

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

Gallery hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00–6:00; Saturday, 9:00–6:00; Hours differ during University breaks and holidays.

The exhibition is FREE and open to the public.

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

 

October 24 & 31; November 7, 14 & 28; Wednesdays, 5:00–8:00

Workshop: Non-Credit Bookmaking

Instructor: Emily Tipps

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

Workshop Fee: $180 plus materials fee

This fast-paced, five-week bookmaking venture introduces participants to binding fundamentals. Class participants learn to craft several book and book-related structures, including folded forms, non-adhesive bindings with exposed sewing, and enclosures. Students have the option of binding blank books or incorporating content of their own design. Topics of discussion include studio practices, the selection and utility of various materials, the role of the handmade book, and ways to generate content, but the primary emphasis is on craft.

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Emily Tipps is Studio Coordinator and Binding Instructor at the Book Arts Program and Red Butte Press. She discovered the world of chapbooks and small presses while earning her MA in Creative Writing at the University of Colorado. Enchanted, she went on to receive her MFA in Book Arts at the University of Alabama. She has taught courses in creative writing and book arts at the Universities of Alabama and Colorado. Emily is also the proprietor of High5 Press, whose limited-edition artist's books are held in collections and exhibited nationally.

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

November 1, Thursday, 7:00

Lecture: Recent Work

Speaker: Clifton Meador

Location: Gould Auditorium, J. Willard Marriott Library, level 1

The lecture is FREE and open to the public.

Clifton Meador’s recent work engages multiple modes of making: letterpress, offset lithography, print-on-demand services, and now ebooks to create artist’s books. Clifton shows some of his newest works, performs readings from some of them, and discusses how choices in technology represent much more than simply choosing a way to make something.

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Clifton Meador is an artist whose works combine his writing, photography, printmaking, and design. He uses these disciplines to make artist’s books that explore how the narratives of culture, history, and place are the basis for identity. His work is in many major collections of book art, including the Library of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Yale Art of the Book collection. He has been the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, most notably being twice the recipient of NYFA fellowships and a Fulbright Scholar to the Republic of Georgia. Before becoming a professor, he was the director of Nexus Press. Meador taught graphic design at the State University of New York New Paltz for eleven years, and co-founded an interdisciplinary MFA program, the Visual Research Laboratory. In 2005, he became director of the Interdisciplinary MFA in Book and Paper at Columbia College Chicago, a graduate program that encourages students to think of the book arts and papermaking as sites for creating contemporary art.

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

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

 

November 2 & 3, Friday & Saturday, 9:00–5:00

Workshop: Digital Fountain: Repurposing Digital Printing

Instructor: Clifton Meador

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

Workshop fee: $160 plus materials fee

Amid the current cornucopia of technologies available to artists who make books-as-art, the choice of a particular means of production has become an important part of a work’s voice and context. A profusion of print-on-demand book services, coupled with the ubiquitous availability of inkjet and laser printing, has expanded the array of artists’ options. An exciting result of this technologic watershed is the ability to create digitally printed books in fresh forms. Participants in this workshop discover the wellspring of digital printing options, view works created using hybrid printing and binding techniques, and are lead through a range of options for creating work that expressively exploits and repurposes digital processes. Participants construct a series of simple, softbound books that explore different ways to use and reuse digital printing.

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

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

 

November 30–January 13

Exhibition: Common Ground/Uncommonly Bound: Graduate Bookworks

Curator: Marnie Powers-Torrey

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

Gallery hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00–6:00; Saturday, 9:00–6:00; Hours differ during University breaks and holidays.

The exhibition is FREE and open to the public.

Since 1997, students from across campus have taken courses at the Book Arts Program. One of a handful of institutions nationwide to offer academic designations in book arts, the University of Utah provides the opportunity for students to earn a certificate or minor in book arts through the Department of Art and Art History as well as an MFA in Creative Writing/Book Arts/New Media through the Department of English. Outside of these formal programs, students from multiple departments have done intensive studies with the Program, producing interdisciplinary book work. This exhibition highlights work from both past and present graduate students in addition to the first generation of certificate students.

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

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