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.

 


 

Book Art in Italy: "Parts of a Whole 3" September Roundtable

"Parts of a Whole 3" September Roundtable

Tuesday, September 15; 6pm in MCBA's studios

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 the second of three coordinated artists’ talks presented by members of MCBA’s artist community, held in coordination with the exhibition Parts of a Whole 3 (August 14 – October 25, 2015).

"Book Art in Italy"
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!

 

Price: Free Event

Date: September 15, 2015

Cabaret MCBA

Cabaret MCBA

Saturday, September 26; pre-show sale 5pm, performance 7pm

Explore the performative aspects of the "book" in collaboration with Patrick's Cabaret and local performers. Held in coordination with the exhibition Parts of a Whole III (August 14 – October 25, 2015).

A pre-show zine and book sale begins at 5pm; at 7pm join the Cabaret, an evening of film, spoken word, music and other performances that are bookish in nature and quirky by design.

The line-up includes: animated movies by Wayne Nelsen (including his MCBA-anchored "What is a book?"); a performance and movie by activist-artist-filmmaker John Akre; dancer David Harris, The Paper Genius; words and possibly images by not-a-storyteller-poet-actor-or-otherwise-disciplined-artist Tom Cassidy; book-themed jazz combo with Ted King; installation by book and textile artist Susan Hensel; and more to come.

Open to the public; donations for the evening's entertainment are appreciated.

 

 

Price: Free Event

Date: September 26, 2015

Why Community? "Parts of a Whole 3" October Roundtable

"Parts of a Whole 3" October Roundtable

Tuesday, October 20; 6pm in MCBA's studios

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 the last of three coordinated artists’ talks presented by members of MCBA’s artist community, held in coordination with the exhibition Parts of a Whole 3 (August 14 – October 25, 2015).

"Why Community?"
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.

 

Price: Free Event

Date: October 20, 2015

Tips and Tricks for Home Marbling with Sue Bjerke and Sally Power

Tips and Tricks for Home Marbling
with Sue Bjerke and Sally Power

Tuesday, November 10; 6pm in MCBA's studios

After a marbling class have you gotten home and not been able to produce results like you had in class? Interested in learning more about marbling paper or fabric at home? Please join seasoned practitioners Sue Bjerke and Sally Power in an open discussion about home marbling. Briefly review recipes and basic processes, then discuss the challenges of marbling at home, as well as, how to improve at-home marbling experiences.

 

Price: Free Event

Date: November 10, 2015