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MCBA Activities

Minnesota Center for Book Arts' Spring/Summer 1999 Class Schedule has
now been posted on the website. The following are April workshops and

Trailer Trash: A Winter Count
Friday, April 23, 7-8:30 PM
Fee: Free
Limit: 40, reservations recommended
1996 MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Fellowship recipients Jamison Mahto and
Sheila Smith Duffy will present their artists' book, Trailer Trash: A
Winter Count, an edition of uniquely hand-bound books housing a literary
and visual recounting of the spirituality of movement. Discussion will
focus on the collaborative processes of the artist and writer and the
evening will conclude with Mahto reading a selection of pieces from the
This lecture is funded by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.

Aboriginal Printmakers in Australia: Personal Impressions in Queensland
Lecturer: Dianne d'Alpoim Guedes
Monday, April 26, 7-8 PM
Fee: Free
Limit: 40, reservations recommended
D'Alpoim Guedes studied printmaking in London at the Byam Shaw with
Julia Farrar. She has exhibited at galleries there and in Australia, as
well as at Artist's Book Fairs in both countries. She currently teaches
through her own studio, Alegre Designs. Over the past several years she
has become fascinated with the work of Aboriginal printmakers in
Australia, particularly in Queensland where she lives. In her talk she
will show slides of their work, the areas where they live and some
aspects of Australia that she finds particularly inspirational.
This lecture is partially funded by a grant from Arts Queensland.

Sculptural Papermaking
Instructor: Therese Zemlin
Friday, April 16, 6-9 PM; Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18, 10
Fee: $162, $145.80 members, plus a $20 supply fee
Limit: 10
This workshop will explore paper pulp as a sculptural, dimensional
material in conjunction with armatures and color. Students will learn
methods for combining eastern and western handmade papers with
armatures, as well as the use of pigments and dyes, while making 3-D,
mixed media pieces. The workshop will emphasize: how this exploration
can be continued once the workshop ends; the role of materials and
process as part of an image or expression; and creativity, originality
and how to approach the development of an idea?a starting point and a
planning process.This workshop is open to students at all levels of
experience. Casual clothes and waterproof shoes are suggested.

Unbinding the Book: The Boundless Concertina
Instructor: Barbara Harman
Saturday, April 24, and Sunday, April 25, 10 AM-5 PM
Fee: $90, $81 members, plus an $18 supply fee
Limit: 10
Beginning with manipulation of a single page, this class explores the
endlessly variable concertina, a format that accommodates fold-outs,
inserts, meanders, envelopes, album formats, portfolios, sewn and unsewn
spines, detachable and permanent covers. Students will take home
numerous completed books and multitudes of ideas from this weekend

Minnesota Center for Book Arts
24 North Third Street
(612) 338-3634
(612) 338-1562 (fax)

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