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Re: [BKARTS] Miriam Schaer at The CBA

I just read that she will be the featured artist in the May 2003 issue of
Somerset Studio as well..


Richard Minsky wrote:

> Friday, March 14th at 7PM
> The Center for Book Arts presents its 2003
> Ted Cronin Artist's Book Lecture
> Miriam Schaer
> speaking on Personal Adornment: Texts, Totems and Wearable Books
> Ms. Schaer will be introduced by Gérard Charrière.
> The event is free to CBA Members,
> non-members are asked to make a $5 suggested donation.
> Miriam Schaer is a multimedia book artist whose works often use
> garments-particularly girdles, bustiers, brassieres, aprons, childrens'
> clothing-as a means of containment. The clothing is stiffened and shaped
> into embellished enclosures housing unique books and other objects
> exploring
> feminine, social and spiritual issues.
> Since 1993, Ms. Schaer has exhibited extensively in solo and group
> exhibitions, and her work has been cited in numerous articles and reviews.
> She frequently teaches, leads workshops and lectures. In 2001, a grant from
> the Puffin Foundation supported her installation, Solitary Confinements: A
> Family Portrait, currently on view in the Fiber Optics exhibition at the
> Brooklyn College Gallery.
> Ms. Schaer's work has also been featured in the Mary H. Dana Women Artists
> Series at Mabel Smith Douglass Library in Rutgers University, New
> Brunswick,
> N.J.- the longest-running exhibition series showcasing women artists in the
> United States. Her work will also be exhibited this Summer in Corporal
> Identity: Body Language at the Ninth Frankfurt Triennial at Museum Für
> Angewandte Kunst in Germany, in conjunction with Museum of Applied Arts and
> Design, New York, N.Y.
> Selected woks can be seen online at
> http://www.colophon.com/gallery/mschaer
> For directions or further information, contact email
> info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx or call the Center at 212 481 0295.
> The Center for Book Arts is dedicated to the preservation of the
> traditional
> crafts of bookmaking, as well as encouraging contemporary interpretations
> of
> the book as an art object.   Founded in 1974, it was the first
> not-for-profit organization of its kind in the nation.  The Center
> organizes
> exhibitions related to the art of the book and offers an extensive
> selection
> of educational courses, workshops and seminars in traditional and
> contemporary bookbinding, letterpress printing, fine press publishing, and
> other associated arts. The Center for Book Arts is supported by local
> businesses, various foundations including The Lenrow Fund, The Milton and
> Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The New York State Council on the Arts, and
> its
> members.
> The Center is located at 28 West 27th Street, on the 3rd floor, between 6th
> Avenue and Broadway. To get to the Center by train, take the N, R to 28th
> Street and Broadway; the F to 23rd Street and 6th Avenue; or the 1 or 9 to
> 28th Street and 7th Avenue. Please call the Center for details on parking
> in
> the neighborhood.  For further information or to register for workshops and
> classes, call the Center at (212) 481-0295 or visit
> www.centerforbookarts.org
> The Center for Book Arts
> 28 West 27th Street
> New York, NY  10001
> phone (212) 481-0295
> fax (212) 481-9853
> visit us on the web at
> http://www.centerforbookarts.org
> or email
> info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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