with Hannah Chalew
Wednesday, September 22; 4:30–6:30pm CT
Join us for a virtual artist talk and demo with Hannah Chalew, a New Orleans-based artist, activist, and educator. Chalew’s artwork explores what it means to live in a time of global warming with a collective uncertain future—and specifically what that means for those living in Southern Louisiana. Through research and experimentation over the last few years, Chalew developed a paper made with bagasse (ground sugarcane) and plastic waste called “plasticane.” Continue reading “Papermaking for a Livable Future: Artist Talk & Demo”
with Yuka Petz
Tuesday, October 5; 6–9pm CT
Personalize and design your own stab bindings! After looking at examples to gain a deeper understanding of what makes a successful stab binding design, we will sketch ideas, develop unique templates, and dive into our personalized sewn structures. At the end of the workshop, we will have a brief show-and-share to marvel at the variety of designs made in class. This virtual workshop is appropriate for high-level beginner and intermediate binders. Participants must be comfortable sewing a basic four-hole stab binding. Continue reading “Design Your Own Stab Binding”
with Kay Healy
Wednesday, October 20; 7–9pm CT
Co-presented with Textile Center
Join for a virtual artist talk with Kay Healy, a Philadelphia-based artist whose interview-based work investigates themes of home, loss, displacement, and resilience through life-sized drawn, painted, and screen-printed fabric installations. Kay Healy’s exhibition, Victory, will be on display in the Outlook Gallery at Minnesota Center for Book Arts from September–October 2021, viewable from the sidewalk along Washington Avenue. Continue reading “Fiber Stories: Artist Talk & Demo”
Explore this traveling exhibition of fine bindings, including Kitty Maryatt’s re-creation of the groundbreaking book La Prose du Transsibérien, originally produced in 1913 by painter Sonia Delaunay and poet Blaise Cendrars.
Continue reading “DROP DEAD GORGEOUS: Fine Bindings of La Prose du Transsibérien Re-creation“
Saturday, June 26; 1–2pm CT
Gather your family and join Madeline Garcia, MCBA’s Education & Community Engagement Coordinator, for a virtual workshop! You’ll learn how to make three warm weather-inspired pop-up cards to send to your loved ones this summer. Fun and accessible to many developmental levels, this workshop is open to all ages. Families can choose to work together or separately to create their cards (some adult help suggested when using Xacto knife).
Continue reading “Love Local: Summer Edition”