Parts of a Whole 3: New Work from MCBA’s Artist Community

Parts of a Whole 3: New Work from MCBA’s Artist Community
August 14 – October 25, 2015

Opening reception Friday, August 14; 6-9pm

MCBA is proud to present Parts of a Whole 3, an exhibition of new work by over 70 members of our artist community — faculty, Artist Co-op members, recent artists-in-residence, fellowship and mentorship recipients, Book Arts Certificate graduates, staff, and board members, among others — curated by the MCBA Artist Co-op. Through artists’ books, broadsides, prints, installation work, and other bookish artistic endeavours, this vibrant and eclectic group of artists demonstrates a breadth of innovative approaches, creative skills, and diversity of styles.

Coordinated exhibitions throughout Open Book
  • Parts of a Whole: MCBA’s Book Arts Certificate Program
    August 14 through October 25, 2015
    in MCBA’s Lerner Bindery Gallery
  • Parts of a Whole: MCBA’s Youth and Community Programs
    August 14 through October 11, 2015
    in Open Book’s Cowles Literary Commons
Coordinated Book Arts Roundtables

Contemporary book artists demonstrate a breadth of innovative approaches, creative skills and diversity of styles through artists’ books, broadsides, prints, installation work and more. Join us for a series of coordinated artists’ talks presented by members of MCBA’s artist community, held in coordination with the exhibition

  • Tuesday, August 25, 6pm: artist’s talk with MCBA Co-op artist Richard Stephens
    MCBA Artist Co-op member Richard Stephens discusses his process for creating a limited edition calendar by hand, which he has created annually for the past several years, based on regional landmarks and recent subject matter in his work. Richard’s 2016 calendar records his June 2015 artist residency at the Anderson Center in Red Wing, Minnesota. Thirteen reductive linocuts capture botanicals, landscapes and infrastructure, as well as Red Wing’s baseball team, the Miesville Mudhens.
  • Tuesday, September 15, 6pm: “Book Art in Italy” with MCBA Co-op artist Raven Miller
    MCBA Artist Co-op member Raven Miller recently visited Florence, Italy, where he took a letterpress class at Florence School of Fine Arts and visited book art at exhibitions at the Accademia di Bella Arti Firenze and at the Venice Biennale. Join Raven for tales of these adventures!
  • Tuesday, October 20, 6pm: “Why Community?” panel discussion
    A conversation on community at MCBA led by artists CB Sherlock, Marvel Gregoire and Regula Russelle, with additional members of the MCBA Artist Co-op.

Parts of a Whole 3 is presented by Valspar.


Featured artists

Hend Al Mansour
Laura Andrews
Nancy Ariza
Julie Baugnet and Carter Clapsadle
Sue Bjerke
Mandy Bonnell
Laura Brown
Helen L. Carlson
Urve Daigle
Claudia Danielson
Sue Carrie Drummond
Monica Edwards Larson
Barbara Eijadi
Sandra Evans
Sarah Evenson
Cindy Gipple
TJ Goerlitz
Georgia A. Greeley
Marvel Gregoire
Angela Hed Vincent and AK Hed Vincent and Mai
Emily Hoisington
Mary Holland
Erin Holt
Darius Homayounpour
Monica Howell
Larsen Husby
Edgar Jimenez
Diane Katsiaficas
Karen C. Kinoshita
Stephanie Kunze
Ben Lansky
Michelle Lee Lagerroos
Mary Leikvold
Dana LeMoine and Andrew Rushenberg
Cori Lin
Susan Lowdermilk with Denis Keogh and Jeaninne Hathaway
Curt Lund
Erin Maurelli
Steven McCarthy
Evelyn Miller and Olga Ricalde
Raven Miller
Paulette Myers-Rich
Bob Otsuka
Debra Plett and Sue Gordon
Sally Power
Joanne Price
Lacey Prpic Hedtke
Jana Pullman
Jeff Rathermel
Katya Reka
Maarja Roth
Regula Russelle
Jennifer A. Schultz
CB Sherlock
Jes Lee Shimek
Julie Sirek
Tom Spence
Erica Spitzer Rasmussen
Stacy Stanley
Ioana Stoian
Amber D. Stoner
Melissa Wagner Lawler
Jill Weese
Leah Willemin
Jody Williams
Mary Witkus