Book Arts Roundtables and public programming

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Minnesota Center for Book Arts is a hub of creativity where interesting, passionate, and knowledgeable people like you learn, share ideas, and get inspired.

Join the conversation by attending our fun, interactive Book Arts Roundtables in MCBA’s lively studios. Roundtables and other public programming are always free.

 


 

This is Book Art: Roundtable with artist Wilber H. “Chip” Schilling

This is Book Art: Roundtable with artist Wilber H. “Chip” Schilling

Friday, April 24; 7pm

Visit our "This is Book Art" page to learn more about Chip's Roundtable presentation, as well as his weekend workshop, "Objectifying the Book Object" taking place Saturday and Sunday, April 25–26.

 

Price: Free Event

Date: April 24, 2015

Book Arts Roundtable: reading and type-melting with artist Jimmy Riordan

Book Arts Roundtable with artist Jimmy Riordan

Tuesday, May 12; 6pm

Join Alaska-based multidisciplinary artist Jimmy Riordan and learn about his multifaceted project, Le Roman du Lièvre.

In 2008, Riordan translated the French poet Francis Jammes’ turn-of-the-century novel Le Roman du Lièvre. At the time Jimmy did not know French. This summer, after five years working around the text through a series of collaborative projects, he has printed his translation. At this Roundtable, Riordan will read from Le Roman du Lièvre, annotating the text with insights about translation, the letterpress printing of the book, and accounts of his history with the text, which he is currently exploring through the creation of a multi-volume graphic novel. The reading will begin with the sorting of lead type used in the process and conclude with the ceremonial melting of the type, resulting in a unique form.
Riordan joins us at MCBA as part of a tour across the U.S., including stops at Pittsburgh Indy Comics Expo, Sarah Lawrence College, and several other venues. This event is free and open to the public.

Price: Free Event

Date: May 12, 2015

This is Book Art: Roundtable with artist Erica Spitzer Rasmussen

This is Book Art: Roundtable with artist Erica Spitzer Rasmussen

Friday, May 15; 7pm

Visit our "This is Book Art" page to learn more about Erica's Roundtable presentation, as well as her weekend workshop, "Handmade Paper in Three Dimensions" taking place over two Saturdays: May 16 and 23.

 

 

Price: Free Event

Date: May 15, 2015

This is Book Art: Roundtable with artist Regula Russelle

This is Book Art: Roundtable with artist Regula Russelle

Friday, June 12; 7pm

Visit our "This is Book Art" page to learn more about Regula's Roundtable presentation, as well as her weekend workshop, "Message and Medium: Connected Content through the Book Arts" taking place Saturday and Sunday, June 13-14.

 

Price: Free Event

Date: June 12, 2015