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Re: [BKARTS] Book Arts in Gainesville, Florida



Hi, Beth--

The University of South Florida in Tampa does NOT have any significant
letterpress activity that I'm aware of.

However, we do have a Book Arts Studio at the University of Tampa.  Last
weekend we hosted a workshop on "Introduction to Letterpress" with Paul
Moxon.  Denise Bookwalter was here with some other terrific members of the
Small Craft Advisory Press group from Florida State University in
Tallahassee.  They are just getting things rolling there, but it looks like
it will be a wonderful, creative program.  Paul's workshop also concentrated
on the Vandercook Press--part of our celebration of the Vandercook Press
Centennial. 

At the University of Tampa our Book Arts Studio is a hot metal, letterpress
component of the University of Tampa Press. Our equipment includes two Hoe
Washington Presses, a Vandercook 4, a Miehle Vertical, and handset type,
Monotype sorts caster, Intertype, and Ludlow. We will offer workshops from
time to time, and our antique presses are incorporated in various courses
within the academic curriculum, but we are not open to the public in the way
a Book Arts Center would be. We do not offer a major in Book Arts.

Check our blog for announcements and events:

http://www.tampabookartsstudio.blogspot.com/

Best,

Richard Mathews, Director
University of Tampa Press
Tampa Book Arts Studio

On 3/6/09 3:39 PM, "Beth Lee" <callibeth@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Florida State University in Tallahassee doesn't have a book arts program,
> but a printmaking professor, Denise Bookwalter (her name causing me once
> again to ponder the power of labels), recently got a grant for a press. The
> Vandercook arrived in January, according to an interview Steve Miller
> conducted at CBAA. She's calling it the Small Craft Advisory Press. I'm a
> BFA Graphic Design student there, and hadn't heard about it until I watched
> the podcast of the interview here
> http://www.bookarts.ua.edu/podcast/010909bookwalter.mp3.
> 
> I think this is the blog URL for the Small Craft Advisory Press, but it
> currently seems to be down:
> http://smallcraftadvisorypress.art.fsu.edu/
> 
> I was hoping to get do something with it this summer, but my emails to her
> have not been answered, so I can't tell you any more about it.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Beth Lee
> Tallahassee, Florida
> www.callibeth.com
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
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> Convivio Bookworks
> Sent: Friday, March 06, 2009 10:58 AM
> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [BKARTS] Book Arts in Gainesville, Florida
> 
> Hi Ellen,
> 
> Florida's a big state... and I don't know much about anything book
> arts related happening in Gainesville, which is quite a ways north of
> us here in Lake Worth--like a 4 hour drive north. I know someone who
> used that SP-15 you mention when she was in grad school at the
> University of Florida's art department... but she pretty much used it
> on her own and taught herself what she needed to know, using the press
> mostly for monoprints.
> 
> Academically, the only universities I know of that have book arts
> options for students are the University of Central Florida, in
> Orlando, the University of South Florida, in Tampa, and Florida
> Atlantic University in Boca Raton, all of which are sister
> institutions to UF. Ke Francis and Larry Cooper are the guys to talk
> to at UCF, but I have to admit I don't know a lot of what they're
> doing. USF has a long history of printmaking and artists' books
> through a special studio whose name I forget, but has put out some
> amazing work.
> 
> As for FAU, well that's another hat I wear besides the Convivio
> Bookworks hat. I'm the programs coordinator at FAU's Jaffe Center for
> Book Arts (and Seth Thompson, my Convivio partner, is the collections
> specialist at JCBA). We don't have an academic program yet, but we've
> got an amazing facility built around an amazing permanent collection
> of artists' books. JCBA offers many workshops each year in printing,
> binding, and other related topics, with hand papermaking on the
> horizon. An academic program is highly likely in the near future.
> (www.jaffecollection.org
> )
> 
> Gainesville's a great town and the University of Florida is the
> state's granddaddy of schools... but I think for book arts in Florida,
> you have to set your sights further south geographically.
> 
> Good luck!
> John
> 
> "Thank you, and write when you can."
>   Convivio Bookworks
>   John Cutrone & Seth Thompson, proprietors
>   Inspired goods from around the globe and close to home...
>   Books and broadsides, made by hand in Lake Worth, Florida.
>   http://www.conviviobookworks.com
> 
> 
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