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Whitman Summer Book Arts Program

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Third Annual Summer Book Arts Symposium
June 21-26, 1999
Whitman College, Walla Walla Washington

What will books look like in the fast-paced electronic world of the future?
How will book arts evolve in the 21st century? Join an invited panel of
guest artists, printers, and conservators to explore new approaches to the
printing, illustrating and binding of books in a summer program sponsored
annually by Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA. This 5-day program features
lectures and hands-on workshops of interest to both novice book arts
enthusiasts and professionals. Enjoy the company of others who share your
interests, utilizing Whitman's fine campus facilities and exploring area
facilities in the Blue Mountain region.

This year the symposium will be offered in two parts; morning lectures by
invited panelists and hands-on workshops in the afternoon for those
interested in applying the innovative approaches to bookmaking discussed in
the presentations.

The morning presentations will feature:

Gary Frost, a leading figure in the field of book arts with an extensive
knowledge of the history and significance of the meduim. Currently he is
working as a book conservator in Texas where he has developed an innovative
approach to book binding.

Barbara Henry, an accomplished letterpress printer and book binder, as well
as curator of New York's South Street Seaport Printing Museum. She will
share her knowledge of the history of printing and contemporary issues.

Afternoon workshop sessions will be led by:

Kathy Kuehn, assistant professor at Oregon College of Art and Craft and
owner of Salient Seedling Press in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As a printer
with Pace Editions in NYC she worked collaboratively with many contemporary
artists. She has extensive experience as an instructor teaching book arts to
all age groups and levels of expertise.

Barbara Tetenbaum, assistant professor of Book Arts at Oregon College of Art
and Craft and owner of Triangular Press, Portland, Oregon. She publishes
limited edition artist's books, often working collaboratively with other
artists. She has developed a repertoire of experimental letterpress printing
techniques to combine and layer found and invented texts and images in her

Studio facilities will be available outside of class for completion of
projects. For those wishing to enjoy and explore the area, a number of
relaxing and entertaining activities are offered including a tour of the
Whitman campus (including the Book Arts facility and multi-media computer
lab), a BBQ dinner with sunset viewing at the Robison Ranch, a tour of the
Walla Walla Foundry and of Crow's Shadow Art Institute on the nearby
Umatilla Indian Reservation.

Lecture presentations only - (morning sessions, June 22-25)        $200
Lecture presentations and hands-on workshops -  (four full day sessions June
22-25)       $350
Tour of Whitman campus facilities, BBQ, tours of foundry, Crow's Shadow -
(June 21 and 26)   $50

ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED. Questions? Call us at 509-527-5255 or email

Questions about meals and accomodations on campus, contact Brian at
509-527-5251 or

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