Lewiston-Auburn College Atrium Art Gallery

USM Book Arts

Reading, Writing, and Defining: USM Book Arts at Stone House Faculty Exhibition

April 2-June 1, 2012

Anne-Claude Cotty image

(Above: Anne-Claude Cotty, "or wakening in the nights, thoughts, silent thoughts, of Time and Space and Death, like water flowing," tin, silver, pinhole photographs with text from Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass)

The Atrium Art Gallery at USM's Lewiston-Auburn campus is presenting an exhibition by artists around the state who are faculty for USM's Book Arts at Stone House Program. The reception, free and open to the public, is Friday, April 27, 6-8 p.m. The exhibition runs through June 1.

The exhibition, "Reading ,Writing, and Defining: USM Book Arts at Stone House Faculty Exhibition," features work by 24 artists in all forms of book arts and other media including painting, drawing, printmaking, and photography. The exhibition includes books made with traditional materials as well as inventive and unusual methods. Accordion books, scrolls, tunnel books, pop-ups, and suspended books all show the range of ideas and invention that artists use when considering the form of the book. This is the second Stone House faculty exhibition, featuring work in a variety of media, dimensions, and ideas.

Mary Howe Show Tonight
Two poets, former Maine poet laureate, Betsy Sholl, and current poet laureate Wesley McNair, both have a selection of poems included.

The USM Book Arts at Stone House program is held at USM's Stone House in Freeport and is open to students of all levels. The week-long summer institute brings together well-known book artists with participants interested in exploring the complex and engaging nature of the artist's book as a form of expression. The includes topics such as star books, books with moveable parts, paste papers, calligraphy, comic books, traditional book binding, poetry, screenprinting and other techniques. Rebecca Goodale, one of Maine's most creative artists in the book arts field, is the Faculty Director of the Institute.

Michael Connor Coelacanthid

Artists Exhibiting

Karen Adrienne
Dan Bouthot
Alan Bray
Michael Connor
Anne-Claude Cotty
Grace DeGennaro
Dennis Gilbert
Rebecca Goodale
Eric Hopkins
Mary Howe
Lissa Hunter
Elizabeth Jabar
Lis Janes
Colleen Kinsella
Alison Kuller
Nancy Leavitt
Peter Madden
Wesley McNair
Jennifer Morrow
Carrie Scanga
Betsy Sholl
Erin Sweeney
Bernie Vinzani
Richard Wilson

This exhibit is supported in part by USM Book Arts at Stone House, USM Kate Cheney Chappell '83, Center for Book Arts, and USM Professional and Continuing Education.

Please visit the  website for USM's Book Arts at Stone House.

For more information on the exhibit or to arrange a gallery tour contact Robyn Holman, 753-6554, holman@usm.maine.edu.