MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Mentorship Series V

MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Mentorship Series V
November 6, 2015 – February 19, 2016

Opening reception Friday, November 6; 6-9pm

The Book Arts Mentorship is an artist development program aimed at introducing book arts to emerging artists whose primary medium is in another discipline. There are many reasons to explore book arts as a new artistic medium. As a highly malleable and versatile form of expression, book arts extend the possibilities of other art forms. You can create a conceptual space. Experiment with sequence and visual or verbal narrative. Use book art forms to extend, explore, document or reexamine work produced in other artistic disciplines.

This exhibition represents the culmination of a year-long mentorship and study of new artistic disciplines and one-on-one work with master artist mentors. Artist mentors for Series V were: papermaker Mary Hark; letterpress printer and book artist Monica Edwards Larson; and printmaker and book artist Wilber H. “Chip” Schilling.

Featured artists:

Graphic designer Brandon Alvarado
Photographer and printmaker Claudia Danielson
Filmmaker and photographer Sam Hoolihan
Puppetry artist Olli Johnson
Printmaker Amira F. Pualwan
Origami artist and painter Ioana Stoian

Since 1985, the Jerome Foundation has helped artists push the boundaries of contemporary book arts by supporting the creation of new work. Book arts projects funded by twelve series of Fellowships and four prior series of Mentorships range from exquisitely crafted fine press volumes and sculptural books to documented performances and one-of-a-kind installations that “break the bindings” and redefine conventional notions of book form and content.

For more information, visit our Mentorship page.