Kate Cheney Chappell 83 Center for Book Arts

2016-2017 Event Calendar

Image: Oysters, Sandy Barry ‘15Image of Open Oyster Shaped Book

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Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts   2016-2017

Schedule of Events:


Workshop: Saturday, October 1 , 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Making a Side-Sewn Book from Start to Finish

With Stephanie Stigliano

$125, register on line here, or call (207) 780-5900

Multi-Purpose Room, Wishcamper Center


Lecture: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. 

Maine Artists Cynthia McGuirl and Anastasia Weigle

Each of these two artists will give a presentation about their work.

Free and Open to the Public

University Events Room, 7th Floor, Glickman Family Library


Exhibition: January 30– April 30, 2017

Bookbinding and the Pursuit of the Human Touch: The Work of Gray Parrot

curated by Britta Konau

Free and Open to the Public

UNUM Great Reading Room, 7th Floor, Glickman Family Library

Image of Gray Parrot's Book

 Image: Odyssey, Gray Parrot


Lecture: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Bound to be together: Gray Parrot, Leonard Baskin, and the Gehenna Press

Presented by Richard Ovenden, Bodley's Librarian, University of Oxford, England

Sponsored in part by the USM chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

University Events Room, 7th Floor, Glickman Family Library

Free and Open to the Public


Workshop: Saturday, April 8, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 PM

The Case for Leather: A “Fairly“ Simple Leather-Spine Binding with Todd Pattison

$125, register on line here, or call (207) 780-5900

Wishcamper Center Multi-Purpose Room


Book Arts Bazaar: Sunday April 9, 2017, 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Book Arts Bazaar

A festival with Book Artists, papermakers, bookbinders, printmakers, educators, writers, and all things related to the book.

Free and Open to the Public

Wishcamper Center

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Lecture and exhibition reception: Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Conversation with Gray Parrot and Exhibition Curator Britta Konau

University Events Room, 7th Floor, Glickman Family Library

Free and Open to the Public

 Gray Parrot working in his Studio

 Image: Gray Parrot working in his Studio


Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts

Pope-Cheney Art Studio, Wishcamper Center

KCC '83 Book Arts Exhibition Schedule:

Exhibition: Solange Kellermann

September, October, November 2016

Solange Kellermann is a 2016 graduate of the University of Southern Maine’s Art Department with a major in Printmaking and a minor in Book Arts. She also holds degrees in education and public policy. Born in France and raised in New Jersey, she has lived in Maine for over 30 years.

She uses her skills in printmaking, paper engineering, photography, and sculpture when making her books. Her lifelong involvement with fiber is often noticeable in her work. She is currently working on two series; one related to Portland’s Munjoy Hill, and one related to her family history and her mother’s life.

She has exhibited in the University of Southern Maine’s Book Arts at Stone House Show from 2009 through 2015, the annual Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts Crit Group Show from 2012 through 2016, and Bound Together (the USM Book Arts Show exhibited at the Portland Public Library).

Image of Solange Kellerman's open book "Wanderings" 

Image Above: Wanderings, Solange Kellererman '16

Image Below: This Small Exquisite Nest, Sandy Barry '13

Image of Sandy Berry's Small Equisite Nest Book

Exhibition: Sandy Barry

December 2016, January, February 2017

Opening Reception for Sandra Barry's Solo Show

at the Pope-Cheney Art Studio, Wishcamper Center, Portland Campus

Tuesday, December 6, 2017 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Free and Open to the Public

Sandra Barry is a multidisciplinary artist and a 2015 graduate of the University of Southern Maine. She received a BA in Art & Entrepreneurship with a concentration in sculpture and a minor in book arts. Sandra interned for Anthroplogie in 2015 assisting the Display Coordinator in creating innovative and compelling visual displays. 

She grew up on the Coast of Maine and now resides with one foot in Portland and one in Boothbay Harbor. Sandra's curiosity of nature and innate love of materials inspires her book making and transcending materials into new forms, such as an altered book or varied structure.  Her latest work cultivates the beauty of Maine's gardens that encompass rich visual storytelling from land to sea.

Her work has been exhibited in group shows at the Portland Public Library, Glickman Family Library at the University of Southern Maine, Maine Center for Entrepreneur Design, Portland, Maine, and the Maine Fiberarts Gallery in Topsham, Maine.


KCC’83 CBA Critique Group

March, April, May 2017


Exhibition: Mark Ford

June, July, August 2017

Mark Ford is a mixed media artist and teacher living in Portland, Maine. He began making artist's books in 2005, bringing to the medium a background in both photography and graphic design. His materials come largely from the beach, the street or the recycle bin (with a particular interest in repurposed packaging and discarded photo albums), and his process is improvisational and rather wet (e.g., washed up from the sea, left out in the rain, dissolved and disassembled). His work embodies a struggle born of an intimate engagement with materials, chosen for their symbolic resonance, and a psychic attempt to manifest that struggle in symbolic form. In 2015, he attended an artist residency at the Vermont Studio Center. He currently teaches humanities and photography at an expeditionary learning school in Portland.

Image of Mark Ford's Accordian Book Open   Image of Mark Ford's Blank Accordian Books Open

Image (Left/Top): Stockholm, Mark Ford ‘05

Image (Right/Bottom): Blank Books, Mark Ford ‘16


For more information please contact Rebecca Goodale, Program Coordinator

at (207) 228-8014 or goodale@maine.edu


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