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[BKARTS] papermaker Tatiana Ginsberg to lecture at Wells College - Thursday 19 October 2006, 8 pm

The Wells College Book Arts Center is pleased to announce that Tatiana 
Ginsberg will present the 24th 
Susan Garretson Swartzburg '60 Memorial Book Arts Lecture.

Ms. Ginsberg?s presentation, entitled 'Forbidden Colors: Secrets of Japanese 
Naturally Dyed Papers,' will 
address the traditional process of papermaking in Japan, and the extraction 
and preparation of colors 
from plants and other natural materials. In Japan, the arts of papermaking and 
dyeing with plants have 
been linked for over a millennium. Paper was introduced along with Buddhism, 
and papers made in 
Japan were dyed for sutra copying and collections of poetry. The range of 
colors, from subtle to vibrant, 
offers a rich, environmentally friendly spectrum little used by Western 
papermakers and artists.

Tatiana Ginsberg had always loved paper and books. After working in book 
publishing for seven 
years--five of them at the Metropolitan Museum of Art--she yielded to the itch 
to go west and study 
eastern papermaking. She spent two years at the University of Iowa Center for 
the Book, studying 
papermaking and book arts, after which she received a Fulbright research grant 
to investigate naturally 
dyed Japanese papers in Japan. She continues to work with the papermaking and 
dyeing techniques she 
learned in Japan while pursuing an MFA at UC Santa Barbara.

The event is free and open to the public. A reception at the Book Arts Center 
in Morgan Hall will follow 
the lecture, offering attendees the opportunity to meet the speaker. For more 
information about this 
event, please contact the Wells Book Arts Center by phone at 315-364-3420 or 
by email at 
bookartscenter@xxxxxxxxx, or visit us on the world-wide web at 



Terrence P. Chouinard
Director of the Wells Book Arts Center
Lecturer in the Humanities
Wells College
170 Main Street 
Aurora, NY 13026


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