CB Sherlock is a book artist, teacher, and long-time member of MCBA’s Artist Cooperative. Her work plays with book structure, often incorporating three-dimensional shapes and interactive elements. We spoke with CB about how being a part of the co-op and larger MCBA community has changed the way she approaches her art.
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Jill Weese has been an integral part of the MCBA community for the past 20 years. Through the many hats she’s worn—as a volunteer, class instructor, Youth and Community Programs Director, and more—Jill has found a way to make an indelible mark on our community! We sat down with Jill to learn a little more about her history with MCBA, the importance of art education, and book arts’ continuing vitality in the greater Twin Cities art world.
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Tim Ternes, MA is Director of Programming at the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML), as well as Director of its Saint John’s Bible project. At the beginning of 2018, HMML started partnering with MCBA on a series of lectures and accompanying exhibition exploring the history of the book. Ahead of his May 24 lecture, “The Manuscript Meets the Modern Scriptorium,” we sat down with Tim to learn more about HMML’s valuable work and why it made sense to partner with MCBA.
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Megan Burchett and Maddie Zerkel are MCBA’s spring 2018 Artists in Residence. Collaborators since their time at the University of Georgia, Megan and Maddie create paper and textile-based art that touches on themes of domesticity and how objects function within the home. We spoke with them about their creative process and how their time at MCBA inspired their art.
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Cindy Gipple, MCBA’s awesome Youth and Community Programs Associate, is a book artist in her own right! We sat down with Cindy to learn more about how she became involved in the book arts community and what she loves most about teaching at MCBA.
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Christopher Alday is a letterpress printer, screenprinter, and MCBA’s Summer 2017 Artist-in-Residence. He has created work for Posters and Pints, Artcrank, Northern Spark, and the Art Shanty Projects. We sat down with Christopher to find out more about his creative process.
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Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. is a letterpress printer based in Detroit. MCBA was honored to host him as printer-in-residence for the entire month of July, 2017. He lead a series of work sessions at MCBA inviting Twin Cities community organizations to make their own print signs, which were featured throughout Open Book as a building-wide “takeover.” We sat down with Amos to learn about what inspires him as an artist.
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