Book Arts: A Panel Discussion

Book Arts: A Panel Discussion

Henri Matisse (France, 1869–1954), Forms, 9 of 20 in "Jazz" (detail), 1947, Stencil, lithograph, pochoir, 16 1/2 x 25 1/2 inches, This Exhibition is provided by Bank of America Art in our Communities program., EX2.2016.10

The vast world of book arts spans from the medieval bookbinding and letterpress tradition to today's installation art; limited edition, hand-made books; and modern novel constructions. Join us to explore the history of book arts, the nuances of the relationships between the visual and textual, and the various printing and writing processes.

Moderated by Jae Jennifer Rossman, Associate Director for Special Collections & Public Programs at the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library at Yale University

Jae Jennifer Rossman is the Associate Director for Special Collections & Public Programs at the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library. Previously, she was the Assistant Director for Special Collections, which includes the Arts of the Book Collection. Rossman uses the library's extensive collection of artists' books to enliven the exhibition, outreach, and instruction programs. She has been charged with revitalizing The Bibliographical Press in Sterling Memorial Library, founded by University Printer Carl Rollins in 1927. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Library and Information Science at Simmons College. She has also formally studied painting, printmaking, and book history.

Featuring panelists:

Susan Webster (Deer Isle, Maine) has exhibited at Center for Maine Contemporary Art, ME; George Marshall Gallery, ME; June Fitzpatrick Gallery, ME; Elizabeth A. Beland Gallery, MA; Tyler School of Art and the University of the Arts, PA; University of Maine, ME; Ethel H. Blum Gallery, ME as well as other gallery venues.

Stuart Kestenbaum is the author of the poetry collections Only Now (Deerbrook Editions, 2014), Prayers & Run-on Sentences (Deerbrook, 2007), House of Thanksgiving (Deerbrook, 2003), and Pilgrimage (Coyote Love Press, 1990)—and a collection of essays: The View From Here (Brynmorgen Press, 2012). A former director of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, he is the poet laureate of Maine and recently appointed interim President of Maine College of Art.

Rebecca Goodale, Coordinator, Kate Cheney Chappell '83 Center for Book Arts, has been creating innovative and sublimely-made artist's books for many years and frequently does collaborative work with other artists as well as public art installations. Goodale's current body of work consists of a series of artist's books about the more than 200 plants and nearly 50 animals currently listed as threatened or endangered by the State of Maine. 

Free for members; $8 general public

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