Self-taught artist Kore Loy stopped by the book arts center to share her work and experiences with the bookbinding and calligraphy students. Loy from North Carolina is a poet, letterpress printer, and an intaglio printer. She creates many layers and goes through many stages before a piece becomes complete. She showed the students a portfolio of 13 prints and poems all contained in a handmade clamshell box.
SAVE THE DATE!
We are pleased to announce the dates for the Book Arts Summer Institute of 2015! Excitement is building here at the Center! We recently decided to add a 3rd week.
Week 1 July 12th – 18th
Week 2 July 19th – 25th
Week 3 July 26th – August 1st
We are currently finalizing our classes and instructors so keep an eye out for the updates.
Wells College and the Wells Book Arts Center announce a search for the next Victor Hammer Fellow in the Book Arts.
The successful candidate will hold the position for two years, fall 2014 through summer 2016, teaching two courses each semester, one of which will be Hand Bookbinding I. The fellowship includes an apprenticeship at the Press and Letterfoundry of Michael and Winifred Bixler in nearby Skaneateles. All applicants must have extensive experience in binding and letterpress printing, experience teaching, and a MFA in Book Arts or a certificate in a related field. Applications should include a CV, 15 digital images of the candidate’s own work, 7 digital images of the candidate’s students’ work, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three recommendations. Since the Fellow will assist in the design and production of poetry broadsides for the Creative Writing Program, as well as announcement posters for book arts events, images of any such work would be helpful to the search committee. Applications are due by January 15, 2014, and are to be submitted electronically via an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with Victor Hammer Fellow noted in the subject line. No phone calls please.
Last Saturday we opened up Morgan Hall for the Wells community to print greeting cards on our presses. Music filled the air, as did the scent of apples and cinnamon. It was the most wonderful day in the print shop!
Here are some of the cards and matrices that we printed from.
Since Odd/Even Season was approaching, we set up some spirited cards as well! These cards are lyrics sung by odds and evens during the sing off and basketball game at Wells. The odd team even put on a special performance in the type shop! You ladies rock! Here is some more information about odd/even and other Wells traditions on the Wells website.
We will be hosting more printing and book arts events later on in the semester, so if you missed this one, do not worry!
We are honored to have Nicolas Barker, renowned as the editor of the journal, The Book Collector as well as the most recent editions of John Carter’s ABC for Book Collectors as our guest speaker for the evening. His talk is titled Printing and the Mind of Man: Fifty Years On.
The event will take place in Stratton Hall (new building for sciences) in the auditorium.
It is free and open to the public.
We hope to see you there!
Feel free to contact us with any questions.