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[BKARTS] A Weekend with Karen Hanmer: Book arts lecture and 2-day flagbook workshop, April 4-6, 2008, Syracuse University Library



A Weekend with Karen Hanmer
Lecture: Book Arts Road Trip, a survey of contemporary book arts 
Workshop: Flag Books: Interplay of Image and Text

For further information please see:
<http://library.syr.edu/information/spcollections/conservation/workshop.
htm>
or call/email Peter Verheyen at 315.443.9756 or pdverhey@xxxxxxxx 

Lecture: Book Arts Road Trip, a survey of contemporary book arts 
When: Friday, April 4, 4 p.m.
Where: Hillyer Room, 6th Floor, E.S. Bird Library

On Friday, April 4, Chicago book artist Karen Hanmer will present Book
Arts Road Trip, a survey of contemporary book arts. The Book Arts field
includes a broad range of work, traditional leather bindings, all forms
of printmaking and mark making from the most ancient to the most current
technology, sculptural works that are sometimes only a vague reference
to the book form, and even installation and performance. Hanmer will
show images of a broad variety of work, and give insights into the
thoughts of the artists through their own words. The evening will
conclude with an opportunity to handle a selection of the work presented
in the lecture.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Workshop: Flag Books: Interplay of Image and Text
When: Saturday-Sunday, April 5-6
Where:  Spector Room, 6th Floor, E.S. Bird Library
Workshop Fee: $150.00 + $35.00 = $185.00
Application Deadline: March 15. 

NOTE TO SU STUDENTS
Four complementary spaces are available. To apply, please send an email
to Peter Verheyen, <pdverhey@xxxxxxx>, explaining what attracts you to
the workshop and structure, and how you might use the experience in your
future work. Applications must be received by March 1.


About Karen Hanmer
Karen Hanmer's intimate, playful artworks present vignettes from
personal and cultural memory that allow viewers to connect personally to
her pieces.  She often incorporates archival photographs and text into
books that fragment and layer images to mirror the experience of memory.
Her books are meant to be handled; the intimate scale, choice of
materials, and the posture and gesture required to look through each
piece combine to evoke the reverence of looking through a photo album,
diary, or the belongings of a loved one. However, her works often take
the forms of games or puzzles, and many include tongue-in-cheek text.

Hanmer exhibits widely, and her work is included in collections ranging
from Tate Britain and the Denver Public Library to Syracuse University
and Graceland. Hanmer holds a degree in Economics from Northwestern
University. She has studied at the Columbia College Chicago Center for
Book and Paper Arts and with several Chicago photographers and
bookbinders. She serves on the editorial board of The "Bonefolder," a
peer-reviewed online book arts journal. She is an officer of Chicago
Hand Bookbinders and Guild of Book Workers. She lectures and teaches
workshops on book arts and digital printing. A complete catalog of her
work is available online at http://www.karenhanmer.com.

For further information please see:
<http://library.syr.edu/information/spcollections/conservation/workshop.
htm>
or call/email Peter Verheyen at 315.443.9756 or pdverhey@xxxxxxxx

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Peter D. Verheyen
Preservation & Digital Access Librarian
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Library
Syracuse, NY 13244
315.443.9756
pdverhey@xxxxxxx
<http://scrc.syr.edu>

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