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[BKARTS] MCBA - Visiting Artists in April



MINNESOTA CENTER FOR BOOK ARTS
VISITING ARTISTS IN APRIL

1.  Ruth Lingen - April 3 & 4
2.  Ursala McCarty - April 3 & 4
3.  Brad Freeman & Ann George - April 17 & 18


1. RUTH LINGEN 
April 3 & 4, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Class - Miniature Books
Registration - $198/$180 members + $20 supply fee

Ruth Lingen is a printmaker and bookmaker living and working in New York
City. Her work has expanded the use of the letterpress as a printmaking
tool, and her miniature books are characterized by richly printed and
layered surfaces. Her latest book project is a collaboration between Chuck
Close (photographer) and Bob Holman (poet). Lingen's visit is co-sponsored
by the Alice Fjelstuhl Visiting Artist Program, Minneapolis College of Art
and Design (MCAD). 

For information on The Art of the Print fine arts forum to be led by Lingen
at MCAD on Thurs, April 1, 1:00 p.m., see
http://www.mcad.edu/news/fs-news.htm.


2. URSULA McCARTY
April 3 & 4, 10 a.m. - 5 .m.
Class - Katazome Patterning in Indigo
Registration - $198/$180 members + $20 supply fee

Ursula McCarty has shown her work nationally and internationally, most
recently at Davidson College in North Carolina. Her work and writing have
been published regionally and nationally. McCarty is currently teaching at
Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia. She holds a
BA and MA from the University of Iowa and an MFA in Textile Design from the
University of Kansas. Her work will be on display in the Open Book lobby
gallery April 8 - June 4.


3.  BRAD FREEMAN & ANN GEORGE
April 17, 6-9 p.m. -  Concept to Print Residency Exhibition Opening
7 p.m. - Gallery Talk with Brad Freeman and Anne George
Free and open to the public!

Brad Freeman has produced more than twenty of his own artist's books since
1980. His work combines photography, text, digitally manipulated imagery and
the creative use of offset lithography within the structure of the codex. In
1994, he founded the Journal of Artists' Books as a forum for critical
inquiry about artists' books. In the summer of 2003, Freeman collaborated
with Minneapolis artist Anne George on an artists' book entitled "Once
Removed" using the state-of-the-art production capabilities available at
Bolger Concept to Print in Minneapolis.  George was selected from applicants
nationwide to work with Freeman. She teaches graphic design at Art Institute
International in Minneapolis.  The residency was funded by a National
Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Creativity Grant.

April 18, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. - Lecture with Brad Freeman
Topic:  A Lot of Stuff in a Very Small Package
Registration - $12/$10 members

Concept to Print Residency participant Brad Freeman will discuss his own
work ­ spanning 20 years ­ and that of other artists who transcend
"printing" as a means of mere image reproduction.  Participants will share
and discuss their work ­ completed or in progress.

Visit http://www.mnbookarts.org or call 612.215.2520 for more information or
to register for a class or lecture.

Minnesota Center for Book Arts
At Open Book
1011 Washington Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55415
612.215.2520
mcba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
http://www.mnbookarts.org

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