2021 McKnight Book Artist Fellows to Appear in Public Panel

Paper-based artists will discuss their work with Smithsonian curator

Minnesota Center for Book Arts is pleased to present our 2021 McKnight Book Artist Fellows, Mary Hark and Sonja Peterson, in conversation with Mary Savig, Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery. The panel talk is free and open to the public and will take place in the Target Performance Hall on the second floor of Open Book on Saturday, June 4, 2–4pm, with a reception to follow.

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TIME LINES Exhibition to Feature Local Book Artists

Books, paper, and prints by Artist Collective members will be on view May 26–July 30, 2022 at Minnesota Center for Book Arts

Minnesota Center for Book Arts is pleased to present TIME LINES: New Work by MCBA’s Artist Collective, an exhibition in our Main Gallery featuring work by 15 members of our Artist Collective. The exhibition will be open to the public during our newly-expanded operating hours (Tuesday–Saturday, 10am–5pm and Thursday open late until 7pm). An opening reception will take place on Thursday, May 26 from 6–8pm.

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2020 McKnight Book Artist Fellows to Be Featured in Public Panel

Local fellows will discuss their work with two national figures in the arts

Minnesota Center for Book Arts is pleased to present our 2020 McKnight Book Artist Fellows, Paula McCartney and Lisa Nebenzahl, in conversation with the arts professionals who worked closely with them throughout their fellowship year, Allie Haeusslein and Susan kae Grant. The panel talk is free and open to the public and will take place in the Target Performance Hall on the second floor of Open Book on Saturday, April 23 from 2 to 4pm.

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Cathy Ryan Wins 2022 Minnesota Book Artist Award

Minneapolis book artist and two-time Jerome Book Arts Fellow wins award for Chronicle

Cathy Ryan is the winner of the 2022 Minnesota Book Artist Award for her pandemic-inspired book entitled Chronicle. Sponsored by Lerner Publishing Group and presented as part of the Minnesota Book Awards with MCBA, this biennial award recognizes a Minnesota book artist or collaborative group for excellence of a new artistic work. Winners are also recognized for their proficiency and quality in the book arts through three pieces of supporting previous work, as well as an ongoing commitment and significant contributions to Minnesota’s book arts community.

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Box Building for Beginners

with Erin Maurelli
Wednesdays: October 5, 12, 19, 26; 7–9pm CT

This workshop is perfect for anyone new to book arts who would like to learn something a little different. Building boxes with high-density board, often called “book board,” is a time-honored tradition within book arts. Hand-built boxes serve many functions, from holding tools to preserving fragile books. Participants will learn the basics of box building while creating two unique boxes with lids. Continue reading “Box Building for Beginners”