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Announcement: 2002 International Marblers' Gathering: Images, Surfaces, and Devices



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The planning committee for the next International Marblers' Gathering:
Images, Surfaces, and Devices is pleased to announce that registration for
the conference is now available online.  Register early, as space is fillin=
g
up fast.  The conference will be held September 4-7, 2002 at the Arrowmont
School of Arts & Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN,  in the scenic Smoky Mountains.
For more information, please visit Arrowmont's web page:

http://arrowmont.org/marblingconf.html

If you visit the Arrowmont Home Page, you can take a virtual tour of
Arrowmont's campus, and investigate other programs and classes.

Please feel free to distribute this message to other internet lists
interested in Papermaking, Paper History, Calligraphy, Printing, Arts of th=
e
Book, and Surface Design, and anyone who may be interested.  This year, we
have a new program format.  Demonstrations will now be held in seperate
studios with smaller groups of participants moving in rotation, similar to
the Guild of Book Workers Standards Seminars.  Lectures will be held in
Arrowmont's Main Auditorium with a large projection screen.

This event will feature a juried exhibition, an exhibition of Presenters'
work, a special tribute exhibition, and an exhibition of marbling tools and
materials.  In addition, a "Research & Development Studio" is planned where
participants can try a variety of marbling supplies and methods throughout
the duration of the conference.  An auction will be held to help raise mone=
y
for future gatherings, and to establish a non-profit International Society
of Marblers.  We are accepting donations of supplies for the conference
programs and R & D Studio (for example: paper and cloth suitable for
marbling, colors, and various marbling sizes), and virtually anything that
can be auctioned.

Following is an overview of the program and presentations:

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

September 4 - Wednesday

*    Registration: 1:00-7:00 PM
*    Gallery Opening & Reception: 5:30-8:00 PM
*    Welcome: 8:15 PM

September 5 - Thursday

*    "Open Portfolio" =AD a day to buy, sell and trade
*    Evening Lecture

September 6 - Friday

*    Studio Demonstrations and Lectures
*    Evening Lecture

September 7 =AD Saturday

*    Studio Demonstrations and Lectures
*    Closing Remarks and Auction
*    Cookout Dinner Dance in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

PROGRAM PRESENTERS
    =20

Jake Benson

*    Demonstration: Historic Edge Marbling
*    Lecture: The Quest to Clarify a Cloudy History Through Database
Resources


James Currier


*    Demonstration: Marbling on Ceramics: Flat and Thrown


Marie-Ange Doizy


*    Lecture: Historical Contributions to Marbling in France
*    Demonstration: Paste Papers


Milena Hughes


*    Lecture: Ten Thousand Images: A Short Journey Through Commercial
Cyberspace
*    Demonstration: Marbling on Wood with Stains and Acrylics


Tom Leech


*    Demonstration: "Intergrative Marbling": Combining Drawing, Painting an=
d
Marbling


Gail McKenzie


*    Demonstration: Marbling for Wearables: Color Theory, Paint Properties
and Pattern Choices


Einen Miura


*    Lecture: The Making of Ink Sticks Used in Calligraphy and Suminagashi
*    Demonstration: Use of Ink Sticks for Calligraphy and Suminagashi


Tini Miura


*    Lecture: The Use of Oleaugraphs in Bindings


Diane Maurer-Mathison


*    Demonstration: Seeing Double: Double Image Suminagashi and Paste Paper=
s


Iris Nevins


*    Lecture: Setting Up An On-line Marbling Magazine
*    Demonstration: Reproduction of Historical Patterns


Feridun =D6zg=F6ren


*    Lecture: A Historical Perspective of the Ebr=FB Tradition: The
Relationship Between My Paper Block-Out Stencils and Historical Artworks
*    Demonstration: Stencils and the Final Paint Application


Marie Palowoda


*    Demonstration: Circle Images


Nedim S=F6nmez


*    Lecture: Influence of Islamic Marbling on Early European Development
*    Demonstration: Traditional and Non-Traditional Images



ABOUT THE PRESENTERS

Jake Benson, Columbia, South Carolina, USA
While studying Arabic at the American University in Cairo, Jake became
enamored of Turkish ebr=FB marbling while visiting Istanbul in 1987.  His
focus is on the history and techniques of marbling in the Islamic World, an=
d
documentation of examples from various collections in the U.S. and Near
East.  In addition to making oversized papers used for bookbinding and
restoration, he frequently lectures and gives workshops.  Currently, Jake i=
s
developing a computer database of historic marbled papers as an educational
resource and to promote further research.

James Currier, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
A bookbinder by profession, James started Liquid Sky Marbled Tile in 1988
with his wife Kristyn Woodland, a tile maker. Employing the time honored
tradition of trial and error (and hundreds of phone calls to Don Guyot); th=
e
mysteries of marbling on ceramics became manageable. Their tiles have found
their way into bathrooms and kitchens around the country.

Marie-Ange Doizy, Saint-Brice-sous-For=EAt, France
While studying bookbinding at Paule Ameline's studio in Paris, Marie-Ange
discovered The Art of Marbling by Diderot et d'Alembert. Since that time sh=
e
has published two books on the history and techniques of marbling, Le Papie=
r
Marbr=E9, co-authored with St=E9phane Ipert, and De la Dominoterie a la
Marbrure: histoire des techniques traditionnelles de la d=E9cor=E0tion du
papier. She has lectured and taught internationally for 21 years. In 1997
and 1999, Marie-Ange had a unique experience in teaching marbling to the
people of Mayotte in the Comore Islands off the coast of Africa.

Milena Hughes, Evanston, Illinois, USA
Milena has been professionally involved with the fine art and design
industries for over 35 years. Her clients include Armstrong Flooring,
Gilbert Paper Mills, Scott Paper Company and Schumacher Wallcoverings to
name only a few. She has also done work for a number of international
manufacturers. Her fine art encompasses lectures, demonstrations and
teaching, as well as participation in national and international
exhibitions. She has been featured in several television documentaries,
design magazines and on National Public Radio.

Tom Leech, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Tom is an artist, printer, papermaker, marbler, teacher and proprietor of
Smokebrush Press. Tom has a Bachelors of Art degree from Aquinas College in
Grand Rapids, Michigan, and graduate studies in sculpture. He has exhibited
his work nationally and internationally and has work in many public and
private collections. In an effort to research and revive the ancient art of
hand papermaking in Tibet, Tom has co-founded Paper Road/Tibet. Until
recently, he taught printmaking and marbling at Pikes Peak Community Colleg=
e
in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Gail McKenzie, Leggett, California, USA
In 1985 Gail was introduced to marbling. Her efforts led her to study
surface design at Mendocino Junior College as she continued to experiment
with marbling independently. Today she has a lovely line of silk accessorie=
s
that can be found in distinguished galleries across the United States. She
exhibits in several juried shows a year including the American Craft Counci=
l
and Buyers Market of American Craft, where she has been a Niche finalist.
Gail has participated in a number of invitational shows and has been
published in DECOR magazine.

Einen Miura, Tokyo, Japan
What began as a childhood fascination with the Japanese version of marbled
paper, Suminagashi, Einen has since acquired a number of old Japanese
illustrated books. Between his earlier interests and marriage to Tini Miura=
,
he has become an accomplished designer-binder in his own right. In addition=
,
he has written The Art of Marbled Paper which draws from his extensive
collection of more than 10,000 sheets of post eighteenth century marbled
paper. After 15 years of research, Einen is writing a new book covering a
span of 900 years of Japanese history, techniques and materials used on
washi to enhance the background for calligraphy.

Tini Miura, Tokyo, Japan
After studying bookbinding in her native Germany, Tini was awarded the
opportunity to continue her studies with master binder Hugo Peller of
Switzerland and the famous Ecole Estienne, Paris, France. Since receiving
her Master's degree in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1973, her work can be found in
royal collections, museums, libraries and private homes throughout the
world. Tini is an international teacher, lecturer and author. She is the
president of Japan Bibliophile Binding Society and Executive Director of th=
e
American Academy of Bookbinding, Telluride, Colorado.

Diane Maurer-Mathison, Spring Mills, Pennsylvania, USA
Diane's marbled papers and art prints have been exhibited internationally
and are included in museum and library collections worldwide. Book
publishers, stationary companies and manufacturers, including Godiva
Chocolates and Lenox China, have reproduced her designs. Diane is the autho=
r
of nine books on decorative paper, including The Ultimate Marbling Handbook=
:
A Guide to Basic and Advanced Techniques for Marbling Paper and Fabric.

Iris Nevins, Johnsburg, New Jersey, USA
Iris has been a professional marbler since 1978 and is an international
supplier of restoration-style papers for hand bookbinders. In 1996 she
became owner of the marbling supply company, Decorative Papers. She has
written four instructional manuals on the art of marbling: Traditional
Marbling; Fabric Marbling; 105 Helpful Marbling Hints; Varieties of Spanish
Marbling and has published a reprint of James B. Nicholson's A Manual of Th=
e
Art of Bookbinding. Iris has a regular column in The Guild of Bookworkers
Newsletter. She teaches privately and at Peters Valley.

Feridun =D6zg=F6ren, East Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Feridun studied Ebru with Niyazi Sayin in Istanbul. His commitment to ebr=FB
art and knowledge of Turkish culture has allowed him to lecture and teach
workshops in many universities and cultural institutes in the United States
and Turkey. He has contributed to an extensive list of books, articles and
reviews, and has participated in a number of exhibitions throughout the
United States and Turkey. In 2001, Feridun was honored by a private
exhibition at Beit Al Qur'an, an Islamic Institute in Bahrain under the
Patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Sabika Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of
the Amir of Bahrain.

Marie Palowada, Greeley, Colorado, USA
Marie is an internationally recognized marbling artist and teacher known fo=
r
her innovative work. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is
owned by many private collectors including those in Switzerland, Denmark,
Great Britain, Turkey and China. Marie has participated in numerous
programs, as well as having work featured in several publications such as
the Fourth International Marbler's Exhibition Catalog and The Ultimate
Marbling Handbook.

Nedim S=F6nmez, T=FCbingen, Germany
While studying to be a schoolteacher in Edirne, Turkey, Nedim was introduce=
d
to traditional ebr=FB. Nedim moved to Germany in 1980 where he dedicated
himself to the study of the marbling technique and its historical journey
through Europe. Influenced by both the Turkish and the European traditions,
he has exhibited his singular artwork in notable museums in Turkey, Germany
and the United States. Nedim has published several articles and limited
edition books and is the author of Ebr=FB: The Turkish Art of Marbling, and
co-author with Ingrid Weimann of Christopher Weimann: A Tribute.

For more information and conference registration, please visit Arrowmont's
web page:=20

http://arrowmont.org/marblingconf.html



Benson's Hand Bindery
Fine Custom Bookbinding & Conservation
Hand Marbled Papers
1319 B Summerville Ave.
Columbia S.C. 29201
Phone: 803.799.1853
jemiljan@worldnet.att.net

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