The spring newsletter has just arrived in our offices and we're gearing up for another season of workshops, events and exhibitions. I'll be posting regularly over the next week or so to give you a preview of what we're looking forward to over the next three months. First up! Susan Share.
Susan Joy Share is an artist who has been a member of the Center for many years. She worked as an artist and conservator in New York City for twenty years then moved her studio to Anchorage, Alaska in 1997. Her work combines a multitude of techniques, media and materials from bookbinding, sewing, painting, collage, and sculpture. To give you an idea, here's some images we took from her Featured Artist Project here in 2007.
We were very lucky to have her come to NYC in 2007 as a Sally Bishop Faculty Fellow to teach a master class, give a lecture, and have an exhibition. Her workshop students were thrilled at the time they spent with her, exploring new techniques and mediums.
We're proud to be able to offer a workshop with her again this spring, Combining Structures
This workshop will address ways in which several structures and visual ideas may be incorporated into a single bookwork. Using a variety of materials and techniques, students will combine book, box and folder constructions to create a unique vessel for drawings, photos, prints and/or small objects. We will give special attention to the closures which fasten our books, the ritual involved in opening them, and the configuration of the open book.
Susan is a fantastic instructor and inspiring artist; we're very lucky to be able to have her back to the Center this year.
The class is coming up soon, the weekend of May 7-8, Saturday and Sunday during the day 10 am to 4pm. Registration is here, or by calling 212-481-0295. Space is limited- register now!