Thursday, June 15, 2017

New Job

News: I am heading to Appalachia, having accepted a position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Design at Marshall University in Huntington, WV, where I will be teaching printmaking and the book arts starting in the fall. The other faculty are interesting and supportive, and the facilities are great- in a newly converted six-story downtown department store building, built in 1902. If you are ever in Huntington, give a holler.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Upcoming workshops: The Morgan, Pyramid Atlantic, WSW, Penland School of Crafts

I am teaching several workshops this summer.

Letterpress at the Morgan Conservatory (Cleveland, OH) June 17th and 18th: 

Screenprint at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center (Hyatsville, MD) July 1st and 2nd: link forthcoming.

Letterpress at Women's Studio Workshop (Rosendale, NY) in their Summer Art Institute, July 10-14:

And in the fall, I will be teaching a one-week class combining printmaking with simple book forms at Penland School of Crafts (Penland, NC), November 5-11: link forthcoming.

Space Gallery show

I'm getting caught up here keeping track of some of my goings on.

In January I was invited to be a part of a show at Space Gallery in Jacksonville, called A More Perfect Union.

There's a blurb about the show here:

The opening was super- showcasing the diverse and growing Jacksonville arts scene.

Monday, September 5, 2016

University of North Florida

I've been neglecting various things, including updating here, because I started teaching at the University of North Florida as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Printmaking. I'm teaching a lot of old and new stuff, the students are really engaged and I like Florida so far. I will hopefully post some things as I go along.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Artist Talk and Workshop at Oberlin College

I was invited to give an artist's talk and workshop in Nanette Yannuzzi's book arts class at Oberlin College in April. Nanette specifically asked for me to do a more advanced book structure with her bookbinding enthusiast students. So, over two days we combined making paste paper with a drum leaf binding. Here are some photos from the workshop.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Talk and Workshop at Wake Forest University on February 22

I was invited to Wake Forest to give a talk by the Creative Writing and the Early Modern and Medieval Studies programs. The talk was titled "Recycled Possibilities and New Combinations: Book Structure from Medieval Europe to Contemporary Artist's Books" and gave an overarching trajectory of codex-based book structure while asking some questions about form (such as what does it mean to work primarily in a form that has remained largely unchanged for the past 1500 years?) and starting a conversation about current small press publishing, as impacted by the onset of digital technologies.

This talk was followed by a workshop with Wake Forest creative writing and art students, where we were able to talk about some of their plans for publishing projects and work on a couple of small structures.