MN Book Artist Award Winners: The Team Behind My Mighty Journey

Group Exhibition in MCBA’s Main Gallery
On view February 7–March 22, 2020

RECEPTION: THURSDAY, February 13; 6-8PM, ARTIST TALK: 7PM IN THE TARGET PERFORMANCE HALL AT OPEN BOOK
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Minnesota Center for Book Arts presents the Minnesota Book Artist Award Exhibition showcasing the handmade book My Mighty Journey: A Waterfall’s Story, in addition to selected artwork created by its production team members. Written by John Coy, the book benefited from the visual expertise of Gaylord Schanilec, who led a team of eleven people through the composition, binding, and printing process: Sorcha Douglas, Barbara Eijadi, Paris Fobbe, Ellen Janda, Hans Koch, Monica Edwards Larson, Greta Lapcinski, Rayan Macalin, Kerri Mulcare, Emily Pressprich, and papermaker Amanda Degener.  Join us in celebrating artwork created by this remarkable team.

The opening reception on Thursday, February 13, will begin in the Main Gallery at 6pm; the artist talk begins at 7pm in the Target Performance Hall.

John Coy is the author of young adult novels, the 4 for 4 middle-grade series, and fiction and nonfiction picture books. He has received numerous awards for his work including a Marion Vannett Ridgway Award for best debut picture book, a Charlotte Zolotow Honor, Bank Street College Best Book of the Year, Notable Book for a Global Society, the Burr/Warzalla Award for Distinguished Achievement in Children’s Literature and the the Kerlan Award in recognition of singular attainments in the creation of children’s literature. John lives in Minneapolis and visits schools around the world.

As an artist, writer, letterpress printer, designer, and illustrator, Gaylord Schanilec has set the standard for contemporary artist’s books over the last 30 years.