September 28-29, 2019
The Shape of Books
Lettersong, Louisville, Kentucky
This workshop celebrates non-rectangular profiles books can have and is patterned after the instructor’s own book entitled Gated Curve, pictured here. Participants can design their own shapes in either the portrait or landscape format. The book’s covers will have textured papers and other mixed media added to the surfaces.
The workshop starts with painting both sides of a large sheet of Somerset paper. This first layer sets the tone and invites a response with subsequent layers of textural elements and other embellishments. The large paper gets divided into sixteen shaped folios that match the contour of the covers. The Byzantine Sewing that completes the book forms an attractive thick chain across the exposed spine.
To hold your spot in this class send your class fee of $165.00 to Lettersong 1501 Story Ave, Louisville KY. Material fee of $25.00 will be collected at the workshop. [Jen Grove 502-819-1439]
October 12 – 13, 2019
Shaped Artist Books
Hollander’s, Ann Arbor, Michigan
This workshop celebrates the non-rectangular book. After looking at a variety of possible two-dimensional shapes, participants will design their own book profiles in either a portrait or landscape format. Using binder’s board, the covers will have textured papers and other mixed media added to the surfaces to make them tactile and inviting. The workshop starts with painting both sides of sheets of Somerset heavyweight paper. This first layer sets the tone and invites subsequent layers of textural elements and other embellishments. The Somerset paper gets divided into sixteen shaped folios using a template to tear the thick paper. The two covers will be cut to match the paper’s contour. The Byzantine Sewing that completes the book forms attractive thick chains across the exposed spine.
To register for this class go to Hollanders.
upcoming or current exhibitions
August 8 - September 4, 2019
Selected Work by Gallery Artists (group show)
Edington Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana
Opening Reception: August 8, 2019 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
gallery open by appointment
August 9 - September 27, 2019
The Book as Art v.7.0: Wonders
Decatur Arts Alliance, Decatur, Georgia
September 19 - October 19, 2019
Artist Own Gallery, Lafayette, Indiana
Reception: September 27, 2019 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
September 19 - October 31, 2019
all things bookish
IUPUI Herron Art Library, Indianapolis, Indiana
Stahlecker’s work is not traditional bookmaking. It goes far beyond that. All books contain words and/or images that attempt to convey knowledge, whether it be in the form of a story, a history or perhaps a theory... This art is about the concept of books. This clever, well-thought-out work expresses thousands of years of man’s evolution in passing information from generation to generation. Each of these sculptures deserves close inspection.
Tom Shafer’s review in the Journal & Courier, November 24, 2011 (reviewing the book-like objects at the “Thread Editions” exhibition at the Lala Gallery, Lafayette, Indiana.)