The River: Memory and Metaphor on the Mississippi
March 4, 2016 – July 10, 2016
Opening reception: March, 4; 6-9pm
The River not only displays a diversity of techniques, methods and approaches as they pertain to book, paper and print, also demonstrates the variety of ways the Mississippi has influenced and guided artists in their creative practice. The dynamic exhibition that demonstrates the communicative power of narrative in relation to America’s greatest river.
James Boyd Brent
Jonee Kulman Brigham
Kirsten Johnson, Toni Easterson
Anne E. Elias
Justin Henry Miller
Kristin Powers Nowlin
Sara White / Alluvium Press
David Malcolm Scott
Jessica Lee Shimek
John G. Henry, Mary Swander
Peter and Donna Thomas
Monica Larson, Ben Weaver
Please join us for the following events in coordination with The River:
April 16th; 10am-4pm
WaterWays is an open-house event that is open to all ages for free workshops in MCBA’s studios.
Book Arts Roundtable: My Mighty Journey
Tuesday, June 28; 6pm
Wood engraver Gaylord Schanilec and author John Coy discuss their book project My Might Journey.
Roundtable with artist and poet MC Hyland
Friday, July 8; 6pm
MC Hyland is bringing a “poetic research project” on walking, intimacy, friendship, and poetry to the banks of the Mississippi River. Over ten days, she will take daily walks with friends or strangers, then compose a poem for each walking companion. MC’s companions may choose to keep the poems for themselves as a memento of the conversation, or to allow them to be shared either through a live reading or in printed form, as part of a handmade poetry chapbook.