Upcoming Classes

Take a gander at the schedule of upcoming classes I’ll be teaching at Asheville BookWorks in November! I’m so thrilled to be returning regularly to WNC. In addition, I’m looking forward to a long stay in the spring of 2013, when I’ll be teaching both a four-day class at BookWorks and an eight-week concentration at the Penland School of Crafts.

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New Classes at BookWorks

Check out the recently expanded schedule of classes that I’ll be teaching at           Asheville BookWorks this year!

BoldLife

BoldLifeWhoa! Walked into Izzy’s, my favorite Asheville coffee shop a few days ago and saw my mug staring right back at me on the cover of our local arts and culture monthly BoldLife. The wonderful Ursula Gullow wrote a beautiful piece about my work, and thanks to her and photographers Matt Rose and Brent Fleury, the story made it’s way to the cover. Makes me blush. Thanks y’all!

Bloomington or Bust!

Just returned from 2011 CBAA Conference, and the weekend was a blast. Highlights included presentations by Emily Larned, Matthew P. Brown, Kristin Carlson, Kristen Merola & Tate Shaw, Tatiana Ginsberg, Frank Brannon and Denise Bookwalter. In addition, Andrew Huot presented about his experience with on-line bookbinding instruction, which was a fascinating model to consider.

Following my presentation, entitled Relational Continuum: The Book as ‘Lasting Encounter,’ our panel entertained a lively discussion regarding socially engaged practice involving the book form, which I hope to continue in the coming months. In service of that goal, I will be establishing a wiki that hosts an evolving list of critical questions, beginning with those that emerged from my conversations with Temporary Services, Book Bombs, ILSSA and the CBAA panel attendees. Keep your eyes open for that link, as well as a paper from Emily Larned, which she plans to compile from her presentation, entitled Splits, Trades, Reviews, & Distros: Zine Culture As Model.

As usual, I returned from the conference feeling inspired, exhausted, and bit nostalgic. There’s nothing quite like spending three straight days with those who speak your language fluently!

Chicago Residency

Catherin Cook SchoolIn January of 2011, I will have the honor of serving as the artist-in-residence at the Catherine Cook School in Chicago, IL. During my two-week immersion at the school, I will be working with a target group of 5th grade students at to produce an original body of work that focuses on the art of the book. In addition, I will welcome classes from all levels for studio visits during my stay, and the 8th grade students will produce a short video documentary of the residency. The experience will culminate with a student exhibition at the school. Please check back regularly during the weeks of January 24-February 4, as I’ll be posting photos and updates regarding my time at CCS. Many thanks to all of the folks at Catherine Cook School for this incredible opportunity!

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