All our thoughts go out to friends and family of Raimundo Respall, shown here looking at pages from the collaborative book project we did in December 2008. Raimundo was Director of Taller Experimental de Grafica in Havana, Cuba, and was a good and long friend to the Book Arts Program on our many projects there. He passed away unexpectedly on February 27th.
February 3, 2009
February 2, 2009
Emily Tipps gave a studio tour to students from an undergraduate BOOK ARTS class she is teaching for New College.
December 5, 2008
Friday December 5th, finishing the extensive collaborative book project Havana: A Living City, at Taller Experimental de Grafica in Havana, Cuba. MFA students Friedrich Kerksieck. Jessica Peterson, Dr. José Vazquez Rodríguez, Director of International Relations, San Gerónimo University, Emily Tipps, Prof. Steve Miller, Lark Griffin, and Prof. Anna Embree. See the YouTube video!
August 29, 2008
August 1, 2008
Book Arts student graduate Sarah Bryant working on a project at Wells College, Aurora, NY, in August of 2008. Sarah was awarded the prestigious Victor Hammer Fellowship there, where she will be working on her books and teaching book arts classes for the next two years. Congratulations Sarah! She defends her Creative Project Thesis this semester.
July 2, 2008
Conserving the Antiquarian Libraries of Arequipa
In July 2008 in cooperation with INLIBRI, a six member team from Alabama (Professor Anna Embree and graduate student Jessica Peterson), Iowa and Texas has spent the past two weeks working with local Peruvian authorities and Helen Ryan, Librarian and Director of Catalog Processing and Alvaro Meneses, Director of INLIBRI (Institute of the Book) and Bibliographer. Together the team has demonstrated methods for effective cleaning and exhibition and methods for non-damaging relocation of collections. The team has set-up a workshop and has trained local students from the esteemed Universidad Catolica de Santa Maria to continue the project in their absence.
July 1, 2008
Book Arts faculty member Steve Miller was the juror, and wrote an introduction to 500 Handmade Books: Inspiring Interpretations of a Timeless Form, published July 1, 2008 by Lark Press, Asheville, NC. This collection forms a snapshot of here and now in Book Arts.
May 13, 2008
Book Arts faculty member Anna Embree (2nd from left) discusses handmade paper on May 13, 2008 with the papermakers at Taller Experimental de Papel Artesanal in Havana, Cuba for the next book collaboration with Cuban artists.
April 11, 2008
Chela Metzger, teacher in the University of Texas’ Conservation Program, gives a workshop on “Tacketing” for the Book Arts students, April 11-12, 2008.