Located on the 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.
Exhibition: Sarah S. Harvey '01
June, July, August 2018
In 1996, after working in the medical field for over 20 years, Sarah went back to school at the University of Southern Maine and graduated in 2001 with a BFA in Painting. Since then she has been pursuing art as a second career on an every day basis. Sarah makes Artist Books, having been inspired by several classes with Rebecca Goodale at USM, and paints in oil, watercolor and most recently casein tempera. She shows her work at the Centre Street Arts Gallery in Bath, Maine. Book making, using images and text, gives her an opportunity to create an autobiographical account of her observations and experiences. She considers her work of books and paintings as personal statements about the beauty and uniqueness of Maine’s lands, state forests, wilderness areas, and shorelines. She lives in Woolwich, Maine.
Image Above: Sarah s. Harvey, Undesturbed Silence
Image Below: Sarah s. Harvey, 90 Days of Summer
Starting in September the Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts will Celebrate its 10th Anniversary All Year Long
September – November 2018
Paper Birthday Party Hats by Book Artists
December 2018- February 2019
USM students and alums- Pop-Up Birthday Cards and Books created by USM alumnae/alumni
KCC’83 Critique Group
The Critique Group at the USM Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts consists of artists who are bound together by their passion for making artists’ books. All members have taken classes in the Book Arts program at USM or attended workshops at the USM KCC’83CBA. Working in a variety of media, book structures, and a broad range of subject matter, we meet once a month in the Pope-Cheney Art Studio at USM’s Wishcamper Center for constructive feedback, insightful questions, and informative discussions about our books – both completed books and those in progress. Our work is on display at the Pope/Cheney studio in the Wishcamper Center during March, April and May.
In addition, we support, promote, and raise awareness for the KCC’83CBA in the Portland community and beyond by attending lectures, workshops, and exhibitions. For the past four years we have created an annual collaborative artists’ book that is raffled at the Book Arts Bazaar to raise funds for educational programming. We have also donated two of these books to the Special Collections at Glickman Library.
Birthday Cards from Friends from of KCC’83 CBA
For more information, please contact Rebecca Goodale, Program Coordinator
at (207) 228-8014 or email@example.com
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Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts