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.
Hend Al Mansour
Julie Baugnet and Carter Clapsadle
Helen L. Carlson
Sue Carrie Drummond
Monica Edwards Larson
Georgia A. Greeley
Angela Hed Vincent and AK Hed Vincent and Mai
Karen C. Kinoshita
Michelle Lee Lagerroos
Dana LeMoine and Andrew Rushenberg
Susan Lowdermilk with Denis Keogh and Jeaninne Hathaway
Evelyn Miller and Olga Ricalde
Debra Plett and Sue Gordon
Lacey Prpic Hedtke
Jennifer A. Schultz
Jes Lee Shimek
Erica Spitzer Rasmussen
Amber D. Stoner
Melissa Wagner Lawler