Kate Cheney Chappell 83 Center for Book Arts

Lecture: Mary Howe and Erin Sweeney

November 13, 2013
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
University Events Room, 7th Floor, Glickman Family Library, USM Portland Campus

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Book artists Mary Howe and Erin Sweeney will each give a presentation about their work. 
This lecture is free and open to the public.

About Mary Howe

Mary Howe lives and maintains her studio on Deer Isle.  With a background of textiles, printmaking and teaching art, her books are constructed with multiple layers of materials often featuring extraordinary detail.  Equally important are the unique protective containers.  Only by opening, unfolding, manipulating, and exploring her creative boxes, book structures, and innovative pages is it possible to encounter and understand the surprising elements.  She enjoys creating her distinctive books and sharing her techniques and ideas through book arts workshops.

In her lecture, Howe will present images of her and will document the process and the techniques she uses to fabricate her books and structures.  This will be followed by sharing the actual books and opening up a short period for questions and discussion about her process. 

Book ArtSpecimen #238 Exterior

Book ArtSpecimen #238 Interior

Book Art Gathering Exterior

Book Art Gathering Interior

Book Art Investment

About Erin Sweeney

Erin Sweeney lives and works in southern New Hampshire. She received her MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she was awarded the Elizabeth C. Roberts Prize for Graduate Book Arts.  She also has a BFA in Sculpture from the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine.

Sweeney exhibits nationally, most recently at Maine College of Art, University of Southern Maine's Glickman Family Library, Abecedarian Gallery in Denver, Colorado, and Translations Gallery in Canton, Ohio.

Additionally, Sweeney is an instructor, teaching book arts workshops at her Lovely In The Home Press. She also travels to teach workshops at many locales, including Stone House, the University of Southern Maine’s Book Arts Intensive; Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Cló Ceardlann in Donegal, Ireland, and the Philadelphia Center for the Book. She is a member of the NH State Council on the Arts’ Artist Roster

BOOK ARTThe Music of My Bricks

book artBook Shaped Box

book artBook Shaped Boxes

book art Trifecta

book artFrank's Storytellers

Click here to visit Erin Sweeney's website

Contact Information

Rebecca Goodale
(207) 228-8014