Wednesday, June 3, 2015 11:00am
Indirect and Infraordinary UICB certificate alumna and current visiting artist and instructor Tatiana Ginsberg will lecture on her work at 11am on Wednesday, June 3rd in 29 North Hall. Tatiana makes drawings, prints, installations, and books, most of which use handmade paper. Originally from New York City, she studied at the University of Iowa Center for the Book before spending two years in Japan researching naturally dyed papers under a Fulbright grant. She teaches printmaking, papermaking...
Saturday, May 9, 2015 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Artist's Books by the students of Creative Writing for Book Arts: Writing for Visual & Material Genres Saturday, May 9 5–7 pm at Prairie Lights Bookstore
Friday, May 8, 2015 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Spring 2015 graduating students will show their MFA thesis work in the K.K. Merker Gallery. Works by Maggie Heineman, Andrea Kohashi, Lexi Janezic, Candida Pagan, Matt Runkle, Steph Rue, Leslie Smith, and Kalmia Strong will be on display. The show will be in the gallery from April 19th – May 16th. Come celebrate with us at the reception on Friday, May 8th from 4:00-6:00pm, remarks at 4:30.
Friday, April 17, 2015 5:30pm to 7:30pm
April 13 - 17 K. K. Merker Gallery North Hall Basement Reception Friday, April 17 5:30 - 7:30
Thursday, April 16, 2015 3:30pm
Russell Maret is a type designer and private press printer working in New York City. He began printing in San Francisco as a teenager before apprenticing with Peter Koch in Berkeley and Firefly Press in Somerville, Massachusetts. He set up his own press at the Center for Book Arts, New York in 1993 and has been printing and publishing ever since. In 1996 Russell began teaching himself to design typefaces, leading to a twelve year study of letterforms before he completed his first typeface in...
Thursday, April 9, 2015 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Kaldida: An MFA exhibition by Kalmia Strong & Candida Pagan KK Merker Gallery, North Hall April 6-11 Reception Thurs, April 9 5-7
Monday, April 6, 2015 4:00pm
Sally Blakemore, Creative Director and owner of Arty Projects Studio, Santa Fe, Ltd., fell in love with pop-up books in 1979 when she found Tor Lokvig, paper-engineer and Jan Pienkowski’s The Haunted House on a book store shelf in Washington, DC. She bought 20 copies and began to take them apart and put them back together. In 1990 she was hired as the art director for White Heat, Ltd., working with Jim Diaz, paper-engineer—Tor Lokvig’s colleague. Sally became great friends with the entire Lokvig...
Saturday, April 4, 2015 2:00pm
As part of the 2015 Mission Creek Festival, UICB MFA candidate, Candida Pagan, will be showing Celestial Bodies, sculptural paper vessels, and The Eccentricity is Zero, a series of broadsides made as a collaboration between Digraph Press and poet (and multi-faceted artist) Lauren Haldeman in RSVP, Monday, March 30 – Sunday, April 5. There will be a reading by Haldeman on Saturday, April 4th at 2pm.
Friday, April 3, 2015 3:30pm to 6:00pm
March 30th – April 4th 2015 with reception Friday, April 3rd 3:30pm -6:00pm K.K. Merker Gallery, North Hall
Friday, April 3, 2015 (all day)
UI Center for the Book 2015 Mitchell Lecturer Workshop Julia Miller–UI Center for the Book 2015 Mitchell Lecturer will offer a workshop investigating Coptic binding tradition:M 671 - A 13th c.—A Transitional Binding? April 3–5, 2015 ✦ Friday, 4pm–7pm; Saturday & Sunday, 9:30am–5:00pm This workshop is designed to acquaint participants with the features of Coptic binding that were established in the first millennium and continue to be used by hand bookbinders and book artists today...
Thursday, April 2, 2015 5:00pm
“Bound to Disappear: Describing Aspects of our ‘Invisible’ Bookbinding History” Julia Miller, author of Books Will Speak Plain: A Handbook for Identifying and Describing Historical Bindings, will present the 2015 UICB Mitchell Lecture on the Art of the Book, “Bound to Disappear: Describing Aspects of our ‘Invisible’ Bookbinding History”, Thursday, April 2 at 5:00pm in E105 Adler Journalism Bldg. The lecture will look at the motivation behind Julia Miller’s second book, working title Bound to...
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 6:30pm
Yves Leterme spent more than twenty years trying to influence the lives and thoughts of young Brugean adolescents by reading and explaining the works of Virgil, Plato, Cicero and the likes. But since even Latin grammar fails to keep a man happy and satisfied for a whole lifetime, he now devotes all his time and energy to the fine art of calligraphy. Being a freelance calligrapher he continuously shifts from various commissions (lettering and artistic works) to artwork for exhibitions and...
Friday, March 27, 2015 5:00pm to 7:00pm
March 23–28th 2015 with reception Friday March 27th
Friday, March 13, 2015 1:30pm
A Century of Hanji: Korean Paper and its Keepers Aimee Lee will compare Korean papermaking, documented in the early 20th century, with 21st century efforts both in Korea and the U.S. to preserve its traditions. Her own trajectory into hanji research will be illustrated alongside the core discussion, complemented with images, videos, and paper samples. Lee is an interdisciplinary artist who works with handmade paper and the leading hanji (Korean paper) researcher and practitioner in the United...
Friday, March 6, 2015 5:00pm to 8:00pm
RSVP will again host the UICB during the Spring Gallery Walk. Stop by 140 N Linn St on Friday, March 6th between 5pm - 8pm to see new work from the Center for the Book.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 7:00pm
Matt Runkle will read from his new short story collection, The Story of How All Animals are Equal and Other Tales. More info: http://www.prairielights.com/live/matt-runkle
Friday, February 13, 2015 6:00pm to 8:00pm
UICB Alumni Karen Carcia, Kim Maher, and Elizabeth Munger, along with UICB MFA cadidate Kalmia Strong have joined forces as the Drift Plain Collective. The collective is pairing with Public Space One (and its community print shop Zenzic Press) and the Paper Nest to establish the IOWA CITY PRESS CO-OP. On February 13th from 6-8 pm they would like to invite you to join the IC Press Co-Op in partnership with Public Space One as they hand-print Valentines, raffle great prizes, and enjoy food and...
Thursday, February 12, 2015 5:00pm to 7:00pm
"Standing in Place" UICB Associate Professor Julia Leonard's new show entitled "Standing in Place" will be on exhibit at the Morrissey Gallery, St Ambrose University. February 6-March 29 Reception: Thursday, February 12, 5pm-7pm Galvin Fine Arts Center 518 West Locust Davenport, IA 52803
Friday, February 6, 2015 (all day)
UICB Associate Professor Julia Leonard's new show entitled "Standing in Place" will be on exhibit at the Morrissey Gallery, St Ambrose University. February 6-March 29 Reception: Thursday, February 12, 5pm-7pm Galvin Fine Arts Center 518 West Locust Davenport, IA 52803AC
Thursday, February 5, 2015 5:00pm
Finding handmade paper amongst this generation's veteran artist movement Co-sponsored by University of Iowa Center for the Book and Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature Introduction by Timothy Barrett, Director, UI Center for the Book Drew Cameron, director of the Combat Paper Project, will be an artist in residence with Hancher in the week before Kronos's performance of Beyond Zero. This discussion will be about Drew's work with the military, veterans, and civilians to make paper and book art...
Friday, December 12, 2014 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Exhibits from UICB studio classes in lettering arts, papermaking, bookbinding, artist books, and letterpress printing will be on display. MFA Thesis show with work by Anne Covell, Cody Gieselman, and Radha Pandey on display in the em>K.K. Merker Gallery. Ladies Typographic Union 2015 calendars will be available for purchase. $20 gets you a full year of beautiful prints! Food and drink will be served—all are welcome!
Friday, December 5, 2014 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Please drop by as UICB MFA Candidate Matt Runkle debuts his collection of short stories,THE STORY OF HOW ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL & OTHER TALES, newly out from Brooklyn Arts Press. He'll have collages and broadsides of select stories on display and will give a brief, informal reading at around 6 . In the late empire the stories are better than ever, especially if Matt Runkle is the teller of the tale. Not since Richard Brautigan’s Tokyo Montana Express have I read a collection of stories as...
Thursday, November 20, 2014 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Join us as we welcome, Daniel Garrison, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Classics at Northwestern University. Vesalius Turns the Page on Ancient Medicine. Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:30-6:30 Hardin Library Room 401 Display of ancient Vesalius treatises to follow lecture. This talk concentrates on the procedural contributions Vesalius made in his 1543 De humani corporis fabrica. Vesalius began his medical studies at the University of Paris, which was still a conservative...
Thursday, November 13, 2014 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Auction and Exhibit Closing Two events will mark the closing of the UI Libraries Conservation Lab’s 30th anniversary celebration: a reception for the Midwest Guild of Bookworkers Exhibit Plainly Spoken, and an auction of fine bindings, to benefit the William Anthony Conservation Fund. The festivities will take place in Special Collections, 3rd floor of the Main Library, on November 13th from 6-8pm. The exhibit, Plainly Spoken, features 17 fine bindings from Guild members who were inspired by...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 (all day)
Finite Landscapes UICB MFA Candidates, Anne Covell, Cody Gieselman, and Radha Pandey will show their thesis work in the K.K. Merker Gallery November 10 - December 12. Finite Landscapes features letterpress printed books, watermarked paper, and paper sculpture. The Fall 2104 MFA candidates will host a reception on Thursday, November 20th from 5:30p - 8:30p in the basement of North Hall.
Thursday, October 23, 2014 2:30am
Please join Steph Rue and Leslie Smith as they give presentations on letterpress artists books they made in conjunction with International Writing Program writers. Steph and Leslie will be speaking at 2:30pm Thursday, October 23rd at the Shambaugh House.
Sunday, October 5, 2014 10:00am to 5:00pm
"Boxmaking Made Hard" Two-day Workshop with Jody Williams of Flying Paper Press For students with introductory boxmaking or bookbinding skills, this is the next step. We will construct a complicated box structure from a design by the instructor, using bookboard and decorative papers. Featuring drawers, a door / lid, and window compartments, this box can be used to house small objects. The design construction and techniques involved may be applied to other, larger boxes. Precision measurements...
Thursday, October 2, 2014 (all day)
The Iowa City Book Festival is organized by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature. Iowa City is one of just seven Cities of Literature in the world, and the Iowa City Book Festival celebrates books and writing by leveraging the unique mix of local resources that helped to earn that designation. This year’s festival runs October 2–5. For more information visit the festival website: http://www.iowacitybookfestival.org/
Thursday, September 18, 2014 7:30pm
550 Years of the Gutenberg Bible - A lecture by Paul Needham, Scheide Librarian, Princeton University Libraries. Thursday, September 18th at 7:30pm in 107 EPB Paul Needham is Librarian of the Scheide Collection at Princeton, and was formerly at the Morgan Library and Sotheby’s. He is a leading authority on the Gutenberg Bible and the development of printing in Europe. His talk will offer an overview of the earliest years of printing during the fifteenth century, focusing on many aspects of the...
Thursday, September 4, 2014 6:30pm
A UI Libraries Conservation Lab 30th Anniversary Lecture featuring Pamela Spitzmueller, University of Iowa’s Conservator from 1989-1999 *September 4, 2014, 6:30pm in Shambaugh Auditorium located on the 1st floor of the Main Library* Spitzmueller’s lecture, "Books as Physical Objects or How Conserving Damaged Rare Books and Manuscripts Inspired Me to Create New Book Objects" will cover her 35 year career in library conservation and book arts, from Chicago (Newberry Library), Washington, DC...