Love Local: MCBA Open House 2019

Love Local: MCBA Open House 2019
MCBA Studios
Saturday, February 9, 2019; 10am-2pm

Remarks from Elysa Voshell, 11am
Artist Remarks by Nooshin Hakim Javadi, 1pm
Free and open to the public

Join us for a free, all-ages Open House! Tour our studios and check out hands-on book arts activities including letterpress printed postcards, suminagashi valentines, and heart-shaped pop-up cards. Come in from the February cold and get smitten with book arts! MCBA’s new Executive Director, Elysa Voshell, will provide brief remarks at 11am, and Outlook Gallery artist Nooshin Hakim Javadi will present on her work at 1pm in the Flexi Space.

Learn more about MCBA’s next Executive Director, Elysa Voshell, by reading the press release announcement of her hire.
Nooshin Hakim Javadi is a sculpture and performance artist from Qazvin, Iran, currently teaching art and residing in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Javadi’s work is often focused on space and condition, creating objects that are used as symbols for attachment, memory, history, and conflict. Javadi has been working on the project titled One Hundred Lullabies, where she collects lullabies and songs of comfort from people. Javadi collaborates with musicians and artists who grew up during war in the Middle East, to share their stories to a live audience. The story tellers and audience members are invited to share a lullaby in their own language by one child who is displaced from his/her motherland due to war. Each song will be archived using a music box with paper strips. The music boxes will be on view in MCBA’s Outlook Gallery, where viewers are able to listen to a song by turning the music box’s handle, watching the paper stream through the box.