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An EXHIBITION of ARTIST'S BOOKS

Saturday, May 10, 2014 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Prairie Lights Books
by the students of  CREATIVE WRITING for BOOK ARTS: Writing for Visual & Material Genres   A look into Plato's cave. An epic take on the lowly shrimp. Eye-test poems. Forty thoughts from a forty-passenger tour bus. Emails from The City of Love. All this and more ...
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UICB MFA Spring 2014 Thesis Show

Friday, May 2, 2014 (all day)
North Hall
MFA Candidates Karen Carcia, Emilia Ellison, Kimberly Maher, Elizabeth Munger, Elizabeth Stone, and Mary Sullivan will host a reception for their thesis exhibit featuring letterpress-printed books, lettering arts, and handmade paper. The reception will be on Friday, April 25th from 5 - 7pm in the new K.K. Merker Gallery in the basement of North Hall. The exhibit will run from April 21st - May 2nd. * This exhibition contains work that some may consider explicit.
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UICB MFA Spring 2014 Thesis Show

Thursday, May 1, 2014 (all day)
North Hall
MFA Candidates Karen Carcia, Emilia Ellison, Kimberly Maher, Elizabeth Munger, Elizabeth Stone, and Mary Sullivan will host a reception for their thesis exhibit featuring letterpress-printed books, lettering arts, and handmade paper. The reception will be on Friday, April 25th from 5 - 7pm in the new K.K. Merker Gallery in the basement of North Hall. The exhibit will run from April 21st - May 2nd. * This exhibition contains work that some may consider explicit.
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UICB MFA Spring 2014 Thesis Show

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 (all day)
North Hall
MFA Candidates Karen Carcia, Emilia Ellison, Kimberly Maher, Elizabeth Munger, Elizabeth Stone, and Mary Sullivan will host a reception for their thesis exhibit featuring letterpress-printed books, lettering arts, and handmade paper. The reception will be on Friday, April 25th from 5 - 7pm in the new K.K. Merker Gallery in the basement of North Hall. The exhibit will run from April 21st - May 2nd. * This exhibition contains work that some may consider explicit.
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UICB MFA Spring 2014 Thesis Show

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 (all day)
North Hall
MFA Candidates Karen Carcia, Emilia Ellison, Kimberly Maher, Elizabeth Munger, Elizabeth Stone, and Mary Sullivan will host a reception for their thesis exhibit featuring letterpress-printed books, lettering arts, and handmade paper. The reception will be on Friday, April 25th from 5 - 7pm in the new K.K. Merker Gallery in the basement of North Hall. The exhibit will run from April 21st - May 2nd. * This exhibition contains work that some may consider explicit.

Indian Publisher Naveen Kishore to deliver monologue Monday, April 28th

Monday, April 28, 2014 4:00pm to 5:30pm
University Capitol Centre
April 28 seminar will feature Indian publisher’s dramatic monologue   Naveen Kishore, an Indian whose parents fled from Lahore at the time of Partition, will present a South Asian Studies Program seminar in the form of a dramatic monologue titled “My life in the arts, publishing and design—a brief rumination about nothing” on Monday, April 28 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in 1117 University Capitol Centre. The event is free and open to the public. Chai and snacks will be served.   Kishore is publisher...
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UICB MFA Spring 2014 Thesis Show

Monday, April 28, 2014 (all day)
North Hall
MFA Candidates Karen Carcia, Emilia Ellison, Kimberly Maher, Elizabeth Munger, Elizabeth Stone, and Mary Sullivan will host a reception for their thesis exhibit featuring letterpress-printed books, lettering arts, and handmade paper. The reception will be on Friday, April 25th from 5 - 7pm in the new K.K. Merker Gallery in the basement of North Hall. The exhibit will run from April 21st - May 2nd. * This exhibition contains work that some may consider explicit.
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UICB MFA Spring 2014 Thesis Show

Sunday, April 27, 2014 (all day)
North Hall
MFA Candidates Karen Carcia, Emilia Ellison, Kimberly Maher, Elizabeth Munger, Elizabeth Stone, and Mary Sullivan will host a reception for their thesis exhibit featuring letterpress-printed books, lettering arts, and handmade paper. The reception will be on Friday, April 25th from 5 - 7pm in the new K.K. Merker Gallery in the basement of North Hall. The exhibit will run from April 21st - May 2nd. * This exhibition contains work that some may consider explicit.
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UICB MFA Spring 2014 Thesis Show

Saturday, April 26, 2014 (all day)
North Hall
MFA Candidates Karen Carcia, Emilia Ellison, Kimberly Maher, Elizabeth Munger, Elizabeth Stone, and Mary Sullivan will host a reception for their thesis exhibit featuring letterpress-printed books, lettering arts, and handmade paper. The reception will be on Friday, April 25th from 5 - 7pm in the new K.K. Merker Gallery in the basement of North Hall. The exhibit will run from April 21st - May 2nd. * This exhibition contains work that some may consider explicit.

CONCEPTUAL MEDIA lectures with Drucker and Dworkin

Friday, April 25, 2014 7:00pm
English-Philosophy Building
A Freedman Series / Iowa Review Symposium D R U C K E R + D W O R K I N  CONCEPTUAL MEDIA A Freedman Series / Iowa Review Symposium   "Conceptual Dichotomy: Stochastic Poetics and Diagrammatic Writing"   Thursday evening, April 24, 7:30 pm, Gerber Lounge (304 EPB) Illustrated lecture by book artist and textual theorist Johanna Drucker (Professor of Information Studies, UCLA)   * * * * *   “The Impossibility of the Avant-Garde”   Friday afternoon, April 25, 4:00 pm, Gerber Lounge...
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UICB MFA Spring 2014 Thesis Show

Friday, April 25, 2014 5:00pm
North Hall
MFA Candidates Karen Carcia, Emilia Ellison, Kimberly Maher, Elizabeth Munger, Elizabeth Stone, and Mary Sullivan will host a reception for their thesis exhibit featuring letterpress-printed books, lettering arts, and handmade paper. The reception will be on Friday, April 25th from 5 - 7pm in the new K.K. Merker Gallery in the basement of North Hall. The exhibit will run from April 21st - May 2nd. * This exhibition contains work that some may consider explicit.

CONCEPTUAL MEDIA lectures with Drucker and Dworkin

Friday, April 25, 2014 4:00pm
English-Philosophy Building
A Freedman Series / Iowa Review Symposium D R U C K E R + D W O R K I N  CONCEPTUAL MEDIA A Freedman Series / Iowa Review Symposium   "Conceptual Dichotomy: Stochastic Poetics and Diagrammatic Writing"   Thursday evening, April 24, 7:30 pm, Gerber Lounge (304 EPB) Illustrated lecture by book artist and textual theorist Johanna Drucker (Professor of Information Studies, UCLA)   * * * * *   “The Impossibility of the Avant-Garde”   Friday afternoon, April 25, 4:00 pm, Gerber Lounge...
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UICB MFA Spring 2014 Thesis Show

Friday, April 25, 2014 (all day)
North Hall
MFA Candidates Karen Carcia, Emilia Ellison, Kimberly Maher, Elizabeth Munger, Elizabeth Stone, and Mary Sullivan will host a reception for their thesis exhibit featuring letterpress-printed books, lettering arts, and handmade paper. The reception will be on Friday, April 25th from 5 - 7pm in the new K.K. Merker Gallery in the basement of North Hall. The exhibit will run from April 21st - May 2nd. * This exhibition contains work that some may consider explicit.

CONCEPTUAL MEDIA lectures with Drucker and Dworkin

Thursday, April 24, 2014 7:00pm
English-Philosophy Building
A Freedman Series / Iowa Review Symposium D R U C K E R + D W O R K I N  CONCEPTUAL MEDIA A Freedman Series / Iowa Review Symposium   "Conceptual Dichotomy: Stochastic Poetics and Diagrammatic Writing"   Thursday evening, April 24, 7:30 pm, Gerber Lounge (304 EPB) Illustrated lecture by book artist and textual theorist Johanna Drucker (Professor of Information Studies, UCLA)   * * * * *   “The Impossibility of the Avant-Garde”   Friday afternoon, April 25, 4:00 pm, Gerber Lounge...

Lectures by Johanna Drucker and Craig Dworkin

Thursday, April 24, 2014 (all day)
D R U C K E R + D W O R K I N CONCEPTUAL MEDIA A Freedman Series / Iowa Review Symposium   "Conceptual Dichotomy: Stochastic Poetics and Diagrammatic Writing"   Thursday evening, April 24, 7:30 pm, Gerber Lounge (304 EPB) Illustrated lecture by book artist and textual theorist Johanna Drucker (Professor of Information Studies, UCLA)   * * * * *   “The Impossibility of the Avant-Garde”   Friday afternoon, April 25, 4:00 pm, Gerber Lounge Lecture by conceptual poet and media...
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UICB MFA Spring 2014 Thesis Show

Thursday, April 24, 2014 (all day)
North Hall
MFA Candidates Karen Carcia, Emilia Ellison, Kimberly Maher, Elizabeth Munger, Elizabeth Stone, and Mary Sullivan will host a reception for their thesis exhibit featuring letterpress-printed books, lettering arts, and handmade paper. The reception will be on Friday, April 25th from 5 - 7pm in the new K.K. Merker Gallery in the basement of North Hall. The exhibit will run from April 21st - May 2nd. * This exhibition contains work that some may consider explicit.
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UICB MFA Spring 2014 Thesis Show

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 (all day)
North Hall
MFA Candidates Karen Carcia, Emilia Ellison, Kimberly Maher, Elizabeth Munger, Elizabeth Stone, and Mary Sullivan will host a reception for their thesis exhibit featuring letterpress-printed books, lettering arts, and handmade paper. The reception will be on Friday, April 25th from 5 - 7pm in the new K.K. Merker Gallery in the basement of North Hall. The exhibit will run from April 21st - May 2nd. * This exhibition contains work that some may consider explicit.
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UICB MFA Spring 2014 Thesis Show

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 (all day)
North Hall
MFA Candidates Karen Carcia, Emilia Ellison, Kimberly Maher, Elizabeth Munger, Elizabeth Stone, and Mary Sullivan will host a reception for their thesis exhibit featuring letterpress-printed books, lettering arts, and handmade paper. The reception will be on Friday, April 25th from 5 - 7pm in the new K.K. Merker Gallery in the basement of North Hall. The exhibit will run from April 21st - May 2nd. * This exhibition contains work that some may consider explicit.
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UICB MFA Spring 2014 Thesis Show

Monday, April 21, 2014 (all day)
North Hall
MFA Candidates Karen Carcia, Emilia Ellison, Kimberly Maher, Elizabeth Munger, Elizabeth Stone, and Mary Sullivan will host a reception for their thesis exhibit featuring letterpress-printed books, lettering arts, and handmade paper. The reception will be on Friday, April 25th from 5 - 7pm in the new K.K. Merker Gallery in the basement of North Hall. The exhibit will run from April 21st - May 2nd. * This exhibition contains work that some may consider explicit.
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UICB MFA candidate Elizabeth Munger to exhibit at the UI Museum of Natural History

Sunday, April 20, 2014 (all day)
Macbride Hall
TRANSFIGŪRA, MFA Thesis Exhibit by Elizabeth Munger April 15th - 20th, 2014 At Mammal Hall, located on the third floor of the UI Museum of Natural History in Macbride Hall Opening Reception: Thursday, April 17th, 5:30-7:30pm Museum hours: Tuesday through Saturday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Thursdays until 8 p.m.) Sunday - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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UICB MFA candidate Elizabeth Munger to exhibit at the UI Museum of Natural History

Saturday, April 19, 2014 (all day)
Macbride Hall
TRANSFIGŪRA, MFA Thesis Exhibit by Elizabeth Munger April 15th - 20th, 2014 At Mammal Hall, located on the third floor of the UI Museum of Natural History in Macbride Hall Opening Reception: Thursday, April 17th, 5:30-7:30pm Museum hours: Tuesday through Saturday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Thursdays until 8 p.m.) Sunday - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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UICB MFA candidate Elizabeth Munger to exhibit at the UI Museum of Natural History

Friday, April 18, 2014 (all day)
Macbride Hall
TRANSFIGŪRA, MFA Thesis Exhibit by Elizabeth Munger April 15th - 20th, 2014 At Mammal Hall, located on the third floor of the UI Museum of Natural History in Macbride Hall Opening Reception: Thursday, April 17th, 5:30-7:30pm Museum hours: Tuesday through Saturday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Thursdays until 8 p.m.) Sunday - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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UICB MFA candidate Elizabeth Munger to exhibit at the UI Museum of Natural History

Thursday, April 17, 2014 5:30pm
Macbride Hall
TRANSFIGŪRA, MFA Thesis Exhibit by Elizabeth Munger April 15th - 20th, 2014 At Mammal Hall, located on the third floor of the UI Museum of Natural History in Macbride Hall Opening Reception: Thursday, April 17th, 5:30-7:30pm Museum hours: Tuesday through Saturday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Thursdays until 8 p.m.) Sunday - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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UICB MFA candidate Elizabeth Munger to exhibit at the UI Museum of Natural History

Thursday, April 17, 2014 (all day)
Macbride Hall
TRANSFIGŪRA, MFA Thesis Exhibit by Elizabeth Munger April 15th - 20th, 2014 At Mammal Hall, located on the third floor of the UI Museum of Natural History in Macbride Hall Opening Reception: Thursday, April 17th, 5:30-7:30pm Museum hours: Tuesday through Saturday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Thursdays until 8 p.m.) Sunday - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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UICB MFA candidate Elizabeth Munger to exhibit at the UI Museum of Natural History

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 (all day)
Macbride Hall
TRANSFIGŪRA, MFA Thesis Exhibit by Elizabeth Munger April 15th - 20th, 2014 At Mammal Hall, located on the third floor of the UI Museum of Natural History in Macbride Hall Opening Reception: Thursday, April 17th, 5:30-7:30pm Museum hours: Tuesday through Saturday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Thursdays until 8 p.m.) Sunday - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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UICB MFA candidate Elizabeth Munger to exhibit at the UI Museum of Natural History

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 (all day)
Macbride Hall
TRANSFIGŪRA, MFA Thesis Exhibit by Elizabeth Munger April 15th - 20th, 2014 At Mammal Hall, located on the third floor of the UI Museum of Natural History in Macbride Hall Opening Reception: Thursday, April 17th, 5:30-7:30pm Museum hours: Tuesday through Saturday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Thursdays until 8 p.m.) Sunday - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

UICB Mitchell Lecture on the Art of the Book with Thomas Ingmire

Thursday, March 27, 2014 7:30pm
Art Building West
Please join us on Thursday, March 27th at 7:30pm for the UI Center for the Book’s 2014 Mitchell Lecture on the Art of the Book. 116 Art Building West Thomas Ingmire “Out of the Air: a Visual Poetic Journey” Ingmire shares recent adventures in his search to give calligraphy meaning in the 21st century. Working with calligraphy in the creation of Artists' Books, he reflects on collaboration as a process that not only helps to shatter past preconceptions but fosters an openness that can lead to...
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New Work from the Center for the Book

Friday, March 7, 2014 5:00pm to 8:00pm
R.S.V.P
New Work at r.s.v.p. from the UICB studios. Artist Books, Papermaking, Bookbinding, Letterpress, Digital Bookwork, and Lettering Arts.
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UICB MFA Candidate Candida Pagan to show at the State Historical Society of Iowa in Iowa City

Friday, March 7, 5:00pm to Wednesday, May 7, 2014 8:00pm
State Historical Society of Iowa
Throughout the spring the State Historical Society of Iowa at 402 Iowa Ave., Iowa City is featuring Time/Space, a collection of mixed media works by Candida Pagan. Pagan frequently incorporates aspects of performance into the creation of artist's books and other works on paper. The two bodies of artwork in this show feature letterpress prints, monoprints and drawings, and sculptural paperworks revolving around the development of and use of time. The exhibit will be part of the Iowa City Spring...
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Exuberant Politics

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 (all day)
a celebration of art, activism, and political feeling around the world “Exuberant Politics” is an international exhibition exploring how today’s artists address pressing social issues. Emphasizing playful, physical, and deeply felt forms of engagement, the works run the gamut from videos and computer games to prints, sculptures, and paintings, to music and written works.  The show will open in two eastern Iowa locations the first week of March: Legion Arts in Cedar Rapids and the new Public...
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Tooling on Leather

Sunday, March 2, 2014 10:00am to 5:00pm
North Hall
Workshop with Jana Pullman There is something magical about a decorative tooled book, the feel of the recessed patterns and the shimmer of the fine gold lines. This class will be a practical introduction to the both traditional and non-traditional techniques that are used for tooling on leather. We will sample boards to practice on as we learn about the materials and techniques. Students should bring two plaquettes covered in leather approximately 7 ½” x 5”. If you have questions about this...
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Tooling on Leather

Saturday, March 1, 2014 10:00am to 5:00pm
North Hall
Workshop with Jana Pullman There is something magical about a decorative tooled book, the feel of the recessed patterns and the shimmer of the fine gold lines. This class will be a practical introduction to the both traditional and non-traditional techniques that are used for tooling on leather. We will sample boards to practice on as we learn about the materials and techniques. Students should bring two plaquettes covered in leather approximately 7 ½” x 5”. If you have questions about this...
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Peripheral Shifts: Book Arts Exhibition at Quad City Arts Gallery

Friday, February 21, 2014 (all day)
Quad City Arts Gallery 
Opening Reception on Friday, January 17th from 7-9pm Now through February 21 “Peripheral Shifts: Book Arts Exhibition,” by The University of Iowa Center for the Book Quad City Arts Gallery, Rock Island January 17 - February 21, 2014 Opening reception Friday, January 17, 7 - 9 pm The University of Iowa Center for the Book presents an exhibition of works by faculty, staff and students involved the book arts program. There is an expressive power of the book form, united through word, image...
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Edge Decoration Workshop with Bexx Caswell

Sunday, February 16, 2014 10:00am to 5:00pm
North Hall
In this two day workshop, we’ll explore a variety of modern and historical edge decoration techniques that can add an extra element to your artist’s books or fine bindings. We’ll start the class with a visit to the University of Iowa Libraries’ Special Collections to look at some examples of edge decoration that will inform and inspire us. Students will learn how to prepare an edge for decoration, and will have the opportunity to experiment with a mélange of edge decoration techniques including...
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Edge Decoration Workshop with Bexx Caswell

Saturday, February 15, 2014 10:00am to 5:00pm
North Hall
In this two day workshop, we’ll explore a variety of modern and historical edge decoration techniques that can add an extra element to your artist’s books or fine bindings. We’ll start the class with a visit to the University of Iowa Libraries’ Special Collections to look at some examples of edge decoration that will inform and inspire us. Students will learn how to prepare an edge for decoration, and will have the opportunity to experiment with a mélange of edge decoration techniques including...
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Adam Larsson, Conservator, Uppsala University Library

Monday, February 10, 2014 6:30pm
University of Iowa Main Library
2014 marks the 30th year of the UI Library Conservation Lab! We begin a year of celebratory events starting with an evening lecture. Lars­son stud­ied book­bind­ing and book and paper con­ser­va­tion at Hantver­kets Folkhogskola School in Lek­sand, Swe­den. Since 1994 he has worked as a book con­ser­va­tor at the Car­olina Redi­viva (Upp­sala Uni­ver­sity Library) in Swe­den. In his work he has per­formed con­ser­va­tion treat­ments on a great vari­ety of dif­fer­ent mate­ri­als: 2000 year-old...
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WIKIPEDIA WOMEN ARTISTS EDIT-A-THON

Saturday, February 1, 2014 1:00pm to 4:00pm
North Hall
Campus map is available at: http://maps.uiowa.edu/nh Paid parking available in the North Campus ramp next to North Hall There will be six computers available, but the more machines the better so bring laptops if possible. *You can help further by bringing a snack to share. Contact anna-haglin@uiowa.edu if interested.*   http://artandfeminism.tumblr.com/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/ArtAndFeminism
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UICB Open House

Friday, December 13, 2013 4:00pm to 6:00pm
North Hall
Exhibits from UICB studio classes in lettering arts, papermaking, bookbinding, artist books, and letterpress printing will be on display. Try your hand at letterpress printing and die-cutting.  Marble away with our Suminagashi demo! Ladies Typographic Union 2014 calendars will be available for purchase. $20 gets you a full year of beautiful prints! Food and drink will be served—all are welcome!
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MFA Thesis Exhibit Reception

Friday, December 6, 2013 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Art Building
MFA Candidates Laura Capp and Pamela Olson will host a reception for their thesis exhibit featuring letterpress-printed books and poetry broadsides, lettering arts, and handmade paper.  The exhibit will run from December 2-20th. Art Library hours are: Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 8:30pm Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm Saturday 1:00pm – 5:00pm Sunday 1:00pm – 7:00pm
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Pantone Postcard Project Reception

Thursday, December 5, 2013 5:00pm to 7:00pm
CSPS
The Pantone Postcard Project reception will be held from 5-7pm in the Commons, the first floor gallery of CSPS in Cedar Rapids, IA, USA. The exhibit will run from December 5, 2013 to December 29, 2013. The Pantone Postcard Project is the brain child of UICB adjunct assistant professor Emily Martin, and it contains works from many UICB affiliated artists.  
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Mark Dimunation, Library of Congress presents the UICB Brownell Lecture on the History of the Book

Thursday, November 7, 2013 7:30pm
Pappajohn Business Building
Building the Nation's Book Arts Collection: the Art of the Book at the Library of Congress Mark Dimunation's lecture will discuss the challenges and joys of building a comprehensive collection of contemporary book art on top of a collection of one million items that includes books, manuscripts, and thousands of prints, posters, and printing ephemera. Questions from the audience following the talk will be warmly encouraged. Reception to follow. Mark Dimunation was appointed Chief of the Rare...

Toolmaking: Bone folders from deer or elk bone

Saturday, November 2 10:00am to Sunday, November 3, 2013 10:00am
A workshop with book and toolmaker Jim Croft   Saturday, Nov. 2 (10-5pm) and Sunday, Nov. 3 (10-2pm) $50 students $70 non-students $15 materials fee Join off-the-grid book arts specialist extraordinaire Jim Croft for a special two day session going through all the steps necessary in making large and small bone folders, and other smaller tools of bone. Starting with raw or partially finished deer and elk leg bone stock, Jim will guide you through preliminary shaping, filing, and then...

Linotype University this week in Denmark IA

Monday, September 30, 2013 (all day)
Linotype University, an annual rendezvous of operators and machinists, is on again this week (Sept 29 to Oct 5). It is held in Denmark Iowa about 80 miles south of Iowa City. It is free and attracts specialists from as far as Australia and Ireland. Just show up if you want a short tutorial in line casting. For more information contact Gary Frost. More information on Linotrype University here.
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Midwest & Great Northern Printers' Fair

Friday, September 20, 2013 (all day)
Printers' Hall at Midwest Old Threshers
This will be the fifth year for the annual Midwest and Great Northern Printer's Fair event to be held in its new permanent location at Mt. Pleasant and it is specifically geared to people practicing or curious about letterpress printing. This event is geared towards letterpress printers, from beginners to professionals. It is a great opportunity for letterpress people to get together and talk, see demonstrations, get practical training on various pieces of equipment, and be able to buy (or sell...