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Re: BOOK_ARTS-L Digest - 3 Jan 2001 to 4 Jan 2001 (#2001-5)



Date: January 5, 2001
From: MCBA, Lori Brink<lbrink@mnbookarts.org
Re: Eastern Papermaking Exhibit, Lectures, Workshops

The cultural traditions and influences of Eastern papermaking are celebrate=
d
in OUT OF THE FLOATING WAVES: EASTERN PAPER TRADITION AND TRANSITION. on
exhibit in the Minnesota Center for Book Arts gallery January 13-March 17,
2001. An opening reception will be held in the gallery on Saturday, January
13, 6-9 pm. Mina Takahashi, Executive Director of Dieu Donne Papermill, New
York, will give a gallery talk and artist Yali Peng will perform a
calligraphy dance. Workshops and lectures will also be presented in
conjunction with the exhibit. MCBA is located in the Open Book building,
1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis. Call 612-215-2520 for more
information.

ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
Twelve artists will exhibit work in OUT OF THE FLOATING WAVES. Paper vessel=
s
by Mary Merkel-Hess combine form and function in eloquently simple shapes,
fabricated of gampi over board or bamboo armatures; Dorothy Field's PEACE
KITE is intended to float its message banner-like, suggesting the early
religious and symbolic power of kites flown to ensure prosperity and good
luck=8Bor to frighten away evil spirits. Embodying his investigative cultural
research as a second-generation Chinese-American, Paul Wong offers synthese=
s
of Eastern and western experience in work such as THE ECLIPSE OF THE MOON;
textually rendering a political allegory written in 810, during the T'ang
Dynasty, by the poet Lu T'ung, the piece melds linguistic conventions, prin=
t
technologies, and paper processes into a rich cross-cultural iconography.
The exhibit also features work by Lynn Amlie, Timothy Barrett, Amanda
Degener, Donna Koretsky, Winifred Lutz, Pamela Paulsrud, James Rumford,
Karen Stahlecker, and Mina Takahashi.


LECTURES

HANDMADE PAPER: YESTERDAY AND TODAY
Lecturer: Amanda Degener
Friday, January 26, 7-8 pm in the MCBA Gallery at Open Book
This presentation will combine traditional and contemporary ideas in the ar=
t
of hand papermaking and paper art. A slide lecture will address contemporar=
y
paper artists, their motivations, ideas, and philosophy. Hundreds of
examples of papers and books about paper will be on hand; the presentation
will end with a tour through MCBA's current exhibition OUT OF THE FLOATING
WAVES: EASTERN PAPAER TRADITION AND TRANSITION.

ASIAN PAPERMAKING THROUGHOUT THE FAR EAST
Lecturer: Lynn Amlie
Friday, February 16, 7-8 pm in the Open Book meeting room, 3rd floor
Although Western countries have long been aware of the splendid papers
produced in Japan, far less attention has been given to China, where
papermaking is still being practiced. Using slides, samples and artifacts,
Lynn Amlie of Iowa City, Iowa will introduce the diversity and evolution of
Papermaking in the Far East.

THRILLS, CHILLS AND RECYCLING! PAPERMAKING IN TIBET
Lecturer: Tom Leech
Saturday, March 10, 7-8 pm at Open Book in the Dayton's Performance Hall
Colorado artist and papermaker Tom Leech will present a slide lecture about
his work as a member of the Paper Road/Tibet Project. He will show slides
from his seven trips to Tibet over the last decade, outlining the history o=
f
papermaking and book arts in Tibet, and the threat of extinction facing
traditional Tibetan culture. The presentation culminates with SEVEN MINUTES
IN TIBET, a slide and audio segment featuring wonderful images and sounds o=
f
the Himalayas and the Tibetan plateau.


WORKSHOPS

JAPANESE PAPERMAKING: WORKING WITH WATER
Instructor: Mina Takahashi
Saturday, January 13 and Sunday, January 14, 10 AM-6 PM
Fee: $160, $144 members, plus a $15 supply fee
Participants will learn how to prepare Asian fibers to make paper using
nagashizuki Japanese-style formation techniques. Students will also explore
how water can help create decorative patterns and images directly in the
process of forming Japanese-style sheets. Mylar stencils, fabric-paint,
watermarking screens, block-out screens, and spray nozzles will be utilized
to create a range of visual and textural effects in the paper. Casual
clothes and waterproof shoes are suggested.

ASIAN PAPERMAKING WORKSHOP
Instructor: Lynn Amlie
Saturday, February 17, and Sunday, February 18, 10 AM-5 PM
Fee: $140, $126 members, plus a $10 supply fee
As papermaking migrated through the far East, each country developed unique
equipment,  materials and techniques that produced a diverse array of paper=
s
appropriate for various uses. During this two day workshop, students will
produce traditional and modified Asian papers in four different styles;
Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Nepalese. Students will also learn about the
various appropriate uses for these papers and the adaptability of these
techniques for artistic and other contemporary purposes. This class is idea=
l
for those who have specific interest in Asian paper, its uses and
production.

A complete MCBA class schedule and newsletter is available by calling
612-215-2520 or by emailing mcba@mnbookarts.org.

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