Kate Cheney Chappell 83 Center for Book Arts

USM’s Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts Presents Student Exhibition

The Visual Book

December 13, 2013

Contact: Erin Bartoletti, (207) 780-5256 or ebartoletti@usm.maine.edu

GORHAM, Maine – The University of Southern Maine (USM) Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts currently is presenting an exhibition of student book art, “Art 241: The Visual Book,” December 2013-February 2014, in the Pope-Cheney Art Studio, Wishcamper Center, USM Portland campus.

The exhibition includes more than 40 works created by 12 USM Art students who are enrolled in the Art 241 course. Each student’s work is based on a self-selected theme; themes range from nature in Maine, to rhythm and flow, to a love story between a yeti monster and a sasquatch.

The details of the exhibition are:

  • “Art 241: The Visual Book,” December 2013-February 2014, Pope-Cheney Art Studio, Wishcamper Center, USM Portland campus, 34 Bedford St., Portland; Free and open to the public

Students participating in the exhibition include: Libby Barnett, part-time student; Justicia Barreiros, junior studio art major; Lizz Bishop, junior communication major; Liz Brown, part-time student; Katie Ann DiPierro, junior psychology major; Danny Evarts, freshman art education major; Farrin Hanson, junior art major; Michelle Lessard, junior art major; Dylan Rohman, senior studio art major; Patti Urban, part-time student; Aubin White, senior art history major; and Jennifer Whitney, junior art education major.

The pieces in the exhibition feature a variety of media, including plain paper, paper painted with watercolors or spray paint, fabric, photos and found objects.

Art 241, which is instructed by Rebecca Goodale, coordinator of USM’s Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts, is an introductory course in books arts and is one of the required courses to obtain a minor degree in Book Arts.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Hours for the Pope-Cheney Art Studio, Wishcamper Center, are 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday. 

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