VIII Jerome Book Arts Fellowship
MCBA Star Tribune Foundation Gallery
November 13 - January 15
Since 1985, the Jerome Foundation has provided major support for MCBA's fellowship program designed to support emerging book artists in the creation of new work. For the eighth round of Book Arts Fellowships, five proposals from six artists were selected by a jury panel in early 2003. This November, the fellows' bookworks will be on display in MCBA's gallery.
The fellowship recipients include:
Jennifer Amie and Jeffrey Morrison : Suitcase Farming: Travels in Three Volumes, a series chronicling evolution of the family farm from "suitcase farming" through corporate agribusiness and contemplation of the ideal.
Kari Finkler: a series of letterpress printed chapbooks, each addressing a visual/conceptual association that gives voice to an abstract idea, accompanied by a web diary.
Laura Migliorino: My Grandmother/Myself, comparing and contrasting experiences of the artist and her grandmother, who emigrated from Italy in the1920s, through eight handmade books integrating interviews, photographs and ephemera.
Bill Moran: a fictional nineteenth-century scientific field journal exploring the graphic aspect of letterforms, depicting hybrid insects derived from letterpress-printed collages of wood and metal type.
Heather O'Hara: The Handbook of Practical Geographies, offering a complete line of educational materials designed to engage students of all ages and abilities with timely lessons in political and cultural understanding.