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April 2014

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Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, January 27, 2014, 8:00 PM to Thursday, May 1, 2014, 5:00 PM
Location: 
Unum Great Reading Room, 7th floor, Glickman Family Library
Contact Name: 
Rebecca Goodale
Contact Phone: 
(207) 228-8014
Contact Email: 
goodale@maine.edu

Scott McCarney

This is part of a traveling exhibition of more than 100 artists’ books made by international artists from 24 countries. The books and broadsides in this exhibit were made in response to the  March 5, 2007 car bomb that exploded on Al-Mutanabbi Street, the ancient street of booksellers, poets and writers, located at the literary and cultural heart of Baghdad, Iraq. This exhibition, curated by Beau Beausoleil and Sarah Bodman, aims to bear witness to the events on Al-Mutanabbi Street, and to collectively affirm that the right to a free exchange of ideas and culture in public space is never to be taken for granted.

Glickman Family Library hours vary. Click here for regular and holiday hours.

(Image: Meditation on Mending Al-Mutanabbi Street, Scott McCarney)

Exhibition postcard (PDF)

8:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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Opening Reception for 'Bound Together' Exhibition

Opening Reception for 'Bound Together' Exhibition

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 4, 2014, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: 
Portland Public Library

USM Book ArtsJoin Portland Public Library for the opening of Bound Together: USM Book Arts

This exhibit will be composed of approximately 30 to 50 artist’s books created by USM students from Art 341, The Visual Book 2 and books made by community members from the USM Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts Critique Group.

The opening reception is free and open to the public.

On exhibit April 4 - 30, 2014 in the Lewis Gallery. 

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 
 
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Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, January 27, 2014, 8:00 PM to Thursday, May 1, 2014, 5:00 PM
Location: 
Unum Great Reading Room, 7th floor, Glickman Family Library
Contact Name: 
Rebecca Goodale
Contact Phone: 
(207) 228-8014
Contact Email: 
goodale@maine.edu

Scott McCarney

This is part of a traveling exhibition of more than 100 artists’ books made by international artists from 24 countries. The books and broadsides in this exhibit were made in response to the  March 5, 2007 car bomb that exploded on Al-Mutanabbi Street, the ancient street of booksellers, poets and writers, located at the literary and cultural heart of Baghdad, Iraq. This exhibition, curated by Beau Beausoleil and Sarah Bodman, aims to bear witness to the events on Al-Mutanabbi Street, and to collectively affirm that the right to a free exchange of ideas and culture in public space is never to be taken for granted.

Glickman Family Library hours vary. Click here for regular and holiday hours.

(Image: Meditation on Mending Al-Mutanabbi Street, Scott McCarney)

Exhibition postcard (PDF)

8:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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Book Arts Bazaar

Book Arts Bazaar

Event Date and Time: 
Sunday, April 6, 2014, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: 
Wishcamper Center, Portland campus
Contact Name: 
Rebecca Goodale
Contact Phone: 
(207) 228-8014
Contact Email: 
goodale@maine.edu

USM Book Arts Bazaar

The annual Book Arts Bazaar is a festival of book artists, papermakers, bookbinders, printmakers, educators, writers, and all things related to the book. 
         
The Bazaar is free and open to the public. 

Please bring cash or check if you would like to make a purchase. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, January 27, 2014, 8:00 PM to Thursday, May 1, 2014, 5:00 PM
Location: 
Unum Great Reading Room, 7th floor, Glickman Family Library
Contact Name: 
Rebecca Goodale
Contact Phone: 
(207) 228-8014
Contact Email: 
goodale@maine.edu

Scott McCarney

This is part of a traveling exhibition of more than 100 artists’ books made by international artists from 24 countries. The books and broadsides in this exhibit were made in response to the  March 5, 2007 car bomb that exploded on Al-Mutanabbi Street, the ancient street of booksellers, poets and writers, located at the literary and cultural heart of Baghdad, Iraq. This exhibition, curated by Beau Beausoleil and Sarah Bodman, aims to bear witness to the events on Al-Mutanabbi Street, and to collectively affirm that the right to a free exchange of ideas and culture in public space is never to be taken for granted.

Glickman Family Library hours vary. Click here for regular and holiday hours.

(Image: Meditation on Mending Al-Mutanabbi Street, Scott McCarney)

Exhibition postcard (PDF)

8:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, January 27, 2014, 8:00 PM to Thursday, May 1, 2014, 5:00 PM
Location: 
Unum Great Reading Room, 7th floor, Glickman Family Library
Contact Name: 
Rebecca Goodale
Contact Phone: 
(207) 228-8014
Contact Email: 
goodale@maine.edu

Scott McCarney

This is part of a traveling exhibition of more than 100 artists’ books made by international artists from 24 countries. The books and broadsides in this exhibit were made in response to the  March 5, 2007 car bomb that exploded on Al-Mutanabbi Street, the ancient street of booksellers, poets and writers, located at the literary and cultural heart of Baghdad, Iraq. This exhibition, curated by Beau Beausoleil and Sarah Bodman, aims to bear witness to the events on Al-Mutanabbi Street, and to collectively affirm that the right to a free exchange of ideas and culture in public space is never to be taken for granted.

Glickman Family Library hours vary. Click here for regular and holiday hours.

(Image: Meditation on Mending Al-Mutanabbi Street, Scott McCarney)

Exhibition postcard (PDF)

8:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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Lecture: The Death of the Book has been Somewhat Exaggerated

Lecture: The Death of the Book has been Somewhat Exaggerated

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 25, 2014, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: 
University Events Room, 7th floor, Glickman Family Library
Contact Name: 
Rebecca Goodale
Contact Phone: 
(207) 228-8014
Contact Email: 
goodale@maine.edu

Scott McCarney

Book Artist Scott McCarney will present a lecture titled The Death of the Book has been Somewhat Exaggerated.

Scott's lecture is part of the programming complementing the current Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here exhibition, on display at the Glickman Library through May 2014.

About Scott McCarney

Scott McCarney is an artist, designer, and educator based in Rochester, New York. He received formal design training at Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond VA) in the 1970s, and earned an advanced degree in photography from the University at Buffalo/Visual Studies Workshop (Rochester NY) in the 1980s. His primary art practice has been in book form since 1980 and spans many media, from offset and digital editions to sculpture and site-specific installation. His books combine his academic background in photography and design with a love for the corporeality of craft and philosophic possibilities of sculpture. His works are widely distributed and can be found in the library collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; and Yale University Arts of the Book collection, among others. His work is shown internationally (Sao Paulo, Brazil; Melbourne, Australia; Budapest, Hungary) as well as close to home (Hallwalls, Buffalo NY; Everson Museum, Syracuse NY; Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester NY). His teaching and lecturing itinerary is varied and eclectic, carrying the banner of artists books to Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Mexico, and South America. He currently teaches in the College of Imaging Arts and Science at Rochester Institute of Technology.

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
 
Round Robin Books: An Edition in Two Acts

Round Robin Books: An Edition in Two Acts

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Wishcamper Center Multi-Purpose room, Portland campus
Contact Name: 
Rebecca Goodale
Contact Phone: 
(207) 228-8014
Contact Email: 
goodale@maine.edu

The Round Robin Books Workshop will be instructed by Scott McCarney.

In sport, a round robin is a tournament in which each contestant is matched in turn against every other contestant. For this workshop, artists will be the contestants matched, in turn, with circulating sheets of paper and given the opportunity to make their mark.

A variety of mark-making techniques are welcomed and encouraged (drawing, collage, frottage, tracing, transfers, stamping, etc.).

As the papers circulate, we will fold them into sections to define the pages and create our own itineraries through the book. The second half of the day will be spent learning a variety of binding options for finishing our books.

Each participant will have a hand in the creation of the edition and end the day with a personalized, one-of-a-kind copy.

Click here for more information and registration

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Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, January 27, 2014, 8:00 PM to Thursday, May 1, 2014, 5:00 PM
Location: 
Unum Great Reading Room, 7th floor, Glickman Family Library
Contact Name: 
Rebecca Goodale
Contact Phone: 
(207) 228-8014
Contact Email: 
goodale@maine.edu

Scott McCarney

This is part of a traveling exhibition of more than 100 artists’ books made by international artists from 24 countries. The books and broadsides in this exhibit were made in response to the  March 5, 2007 car bomb that exploded on Al-Mutanabbi Street, the ancient street of booksellers, poets and writers, located at the literary and cultural heart of Baghdad, Iraq. This exhibition, curated by Beau Beausoleil and Sarah Bodman, aims to bear witness to the events on Al-Mutanabbi Street, and to collectively affirm that the right to a free exchange of ideas and culture in public space is never to be taken for granted.

Glickman Family Library hours vary. Click here for regular and holiday hours.

(Image: Meditation on Mending Al-Mutanabbi Street, Scott McCarney)

Exhibition postcard (PDF)

8:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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Lecture and Workshop with Scott McCarney

Scott McCarney Lecture and Workshop

Renowned New York-based artist Scott McCarney will present a lecture on Friday, April 25 and a workshop on Saturday, April 26.

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