Kate Cheney Chappell 83 Center for Book Arts

Book Arts Exhibition

2022-2023 Event Calendar

Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts

University of Southern Maine

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS, FALL 2022:

 

Exhibition:

Summer Book Arts Student Exhibition 

September 9 – October 28, 2022

Special Collections, 6th floor, at Glickman Family Library 

Opening Reception on Monday, September 12, 2022, 5:00-7:00 PM, 7th floor, Glickman Library 

Summer Book Arts Workshop begins with a series of workshops during a seven-day session. Students study skills and techniques that give them insights into design, history and aesthetics specific to Book Arts. Each student completes one final book art project to be exhibited on the 6th floor of Glickman Library during the months of September and October.

 Image Below: Moon Cakes, by Evelyn Wong

Artist's Book, Mooncakes, by Evelyn Wong 

Lecture:

Evelyn Wong, one of the Summer Book Arts Workshop Instructors

Monday, September 12, 2022, 5:00 PM,

7th floor, University Events Room, Glickman Family Library, USM Portland Campus

Free and open to the publics

Evelyn Wong is a Chinese American interdisciplinary artist working across a variety of media, including drawing, painting, embroidery, book arts, and installation.  Her work explores themes of history, trauma, culture, race and gender through the lens of personal narratives, as well as her Asian American heritage. She is a recipient of 2021 Artist Project Grant of Maine Arts Commission, MECA MFA Fellowship, Residency Award at MassMoCA, and the Monson Arts Fellowship Award. Wong lives and works in Portland, Maine.

 

What is Book Arts: A Panel Discussion

Thursday, September 29, 2022, 5:00PM – 6:00PM

7th floor, University Events Room, Glickman Family Library, USM Portland Campus

Free and open to the publics

Co-sponsored by USM’s Special Collections and Kate Cheney Chappell Center for Book Arts

Panelists: Liz Brown, Rachel Church, Anna Low, and Angel Simoneau

The panel discussion will be moderated by Susie R. Bock, Coordinator of Special Collections and Director of the Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine.

Liz Brown is a book artist, printmaker, quiltmaker and florist who is obsessed with color. She graduated from USM in 2017 with a degree in Art & Entrepreneurship with a concentration in Printmaking and minors in Book Arts and Accounting. She has participated in trips to France, Italy, and Monson, ME, to study book arts with Rebecca Goodale and Lin Lisberger. She is an active member of the KCCCBA Critique Group and works at her studio at Running with Scissor in Portland.

Rachel Church is an intermedial artist, book artist, and printmaker. She is a USM alumna, earning a BA in Art with a concentration in Printmaking and Entrepreneurial Studies in 2009 and a BFA in Studio Art with a minor in Book Arts in 2017, has participated in many USM book arts focused travel courses, and both taken and taught for the Summer Book Arts Workshop. She is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Maine, as well as teaching at USM and the University of Maine at Machias.

Anna Low runs Purplebean Bindery, a business focused on creating unique, durable and inspiring blank journals. She has taught workshops at the USM Summer Book Arts program and have been a member of the KCCCBA Critique Group for over 10 years. She currently serves as co-leader of the Critique Group with Angel Simoneau.

Angel Simoneau is an art educator and illustrator, heavily inspired by manga (Japanese comics). She is the current co-leader of the KCCCBA Critique Group. She graduated from University of Southern Maine in 2017 with a major in Art Education and a minor in Book Arts and has been making books ever since. 

Participant's Headshots

 

Lidded Box by Joelle Webber

 Workshop:

Lidded Box workshop with Joelle Webber

Saturday, October 15th, 2022

9:00AM – 4:00PM with a lunch break Noon - 1:00PM (Please bring your own lunch)

15 students Max

Workshop fee: $145 (Most materials will be provided.)

Click Here to Register Online

Image Above: Lidded Box by Joelle Webber

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS, SPRING 2023:

 

Artist's Book, Love Thy Neighbor, by Alice Stande

Exhibition:

Building Books:  New England Book Artists Members Exhibition                     

January 20 - April 29, 2023

Great Reading Room, 7th floor, Glickman Family Library

Free and Open to the Public

New England Book Artists, NEBA is a professional organization of book artists and bibliophiles. It celebrates, promotes, and supports the book arts and its makers, fosters public education, and nurtures an understanding and enjoyment of the discipline through exhibitions, workshops, lectures, and related activities.

Image Right: Artist's Book Closed, Love They Neighbor, by Alice Stanne

Image Below: Artist's Book Open, Love They Neighbor, by Alice Stanne

Artist's Book, Love Thy Neighbor, by Alice Stande

Lecture:

Online Lecture (co-sponsored by Baxter Society):

Building Books presented by members of New England Book Artists

Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 7PM – 8PM (Online Synchronous) 

Free and Open to the Public

*Zoom link will be available soon.

 

Layer Paper by Cynthia AhlstrinWorkshop:

Paste Paper and Layered Papermaking workshop with Cynthia Ahlstrin

Saturday, March 25, 2023.

9:30AM – 4:00PM with a lunch break 12:30PM – 1:30PM (Please bring your own lunch)

12 students max

Workshop fee: $150 (Most materials will be provided.)

Click Here to Register Online

Image Left: Layered Paper by Cynthia Ahlstrin

 

 

 

Paper Boxes from North Bennett School in Boston

Book Arts Bazaar - Date TBD

The annual Book Arts Bazaar is a festival with Book Artists, papermakers, bookbinders, printmakers, educators, writers, and all things related to the book.

Wishcamper Center on the Portland Campus.

Table Applications will be available soon, and must be returned to Annie Lee-Zimerle by March 15th.

Image Right: Paper Boxes from North Bennett School in Boston at Book Arts Bazaar

 

 

 

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Pope-Cheney Art Studio Wishcamper Center

2022/2023 Book Arts Exhibition Schedule

Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts

Pope-Cheney Art Studio Exhibitions

1st Floor of the Wishcamper Center
34 Bedford St., USM Portland Campus
Hours: 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday.)

 

October - December 2022

KCCCBA Critique Group Book Arts Exhibition

 In the Grass, Artist's Book by KCC'83CBA Crit Group member, Solange Kellermann 

Image Above: In the Grass, Artist's Book by KCC'83CBA Crit Group member, Solange Kellermann

 

January - April 2023

Art 241 The Visual Book: Student Exhibition

 Artist's Book, Cherryfield, by Olivia Dyer

Image Above: Artist's Book, Cherryfield, by student Olivia Dyer

 

 

May - August 2023

Art 341/441 The Visual Book 2, Historical Perspectives: Student Exhibition

 Artist's Book, In a Pickle, by Kelly Ledsworth

Image Above: Artist's Book, In a Pickle, by student Kelly Ledsworth

 

 

For more information about KCC '83 Center for Book Arts, please contact:

Annie Lee-Zimerle, Program Coordinator

(207) 228-8014 or aemin.leezimerle@maine.edu

 

usm.maine.edu/bookarts

 

find us on facebook @KCCBookArts

 

Richard Ovenden, Rebecca Goodal, Kate Cheney Chappel

Above: Bodley's Librarian at Oxford University, Richard Ovenden with Rebecca Goodale & Kate Cheney Chappell, April 5th, 2016 KCC'83 Lecture