|In conjunction with Montserrat's symposium "For the Record, Searching for Objectivity in Global Conflict" at the end of September, Combat Paper and Peace Paper conducted a fantastic, energizing workshop for the printmaking and book arts students.|
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
From left are Laurie Corral of Bookworks in Asheville, NC, Montserrat College of Art President Steve Immerman and Asst. Prof. Sarah Smith, Book Arts Coordinator.
Laurie Corral came visit while in the Beverly area. It was great to show her around Montserrat and wow her with our book arts activities (she happen to show up when Combat Paper Project was visiting!). She started Asheville Bookworks 7 years ago and it's become a very vibrant part of the North Carolina book arts scene. There's lots of opportunities there for emerging and not so emerging artists. I think Laurie will be seeing a lot of our students over the years.
Every year Asheville Bookworks puts on BookOpolis. This is the 7th year that BookOpolis has showcased contemporary book arts & original prints. BookOpolis is a weekend event displayed in the BookWorks Gallery. The weekend opens with a grand reception and unveiling on Friday evening. On Saturday, BookOpolis remains on view with an open house demonstrating the unique tools of the trade associated with papermaking, letterpress printing, book binding, and printmaking. Visitors can meet with artists and participate in guided projects. After the BookOpolis weekend, a selection of work juried from the full submission of artists’ books and prints, including Sarah Smith’s, will remain on display in the BookWorks Gallery in the Capital Works Show through Nov. 28. Margaret Mahan of Combat Paper Project shows Laurie and her family some of their paper.
Margaret Mahan of Combat Paper Project shows Laurie and her family some of their paper.
Book artist, letterpress printer, and paper maker Amos Kennedy Jr. occupies a printmaking studio in rural Akron, Alabama. His posters and books share a traditional American aesthetic, promoting social justice and historical inquiry into our nation's past. Amos came to visit us, show his movie and work with Montserrat's students in March. It was a fabulous time, full of energy and ideas.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Showing now Montserrat's Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery until April 8th is a show of letterpress gig posters and broadsides by Hammerpress, Yee-Haw Industries, Hatch Show Print and Amos Kennedy Jr. The show was curated by faculty member, Sarah Smith and is accompanied with a visit from Amos Kennedy Jr.
Book artist, letterpress printer, and paper maker Kennedy Jr. occupies a printmaking studio in rural Akron, Alabama. His posters and books share a traditional American aesthetic, promoting social justice and historical inquiry into our nation's past. There will be a few events surrounding Kennedy's visit. First, he will give an artist talk on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 11:30. Then on the 24th from 6-7:30 PM there will be a screening of "Proceed and Be Bold", a documentary about Kennedy.
For details check the Montserrat website and click on Galleries.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Boston Printmakers Student Award
"Lapin" photocopy transfer, collage and rabbit fur
which proves that exasperation can produce great results!