CBBAG Calgary invites you to a lecture by Cathryn Miller:
Altered Books: A personal look at the history of altered books including works by Cathryn Miller.
May 26, 2022, at 7.00 pm MDT on Zoom (new link below).
A former theatrical designer and fibre artist, Cathryn Miller has focused on book arts and paper making for the past twenty years. Under the imprint of Byopia Press, Miller’s handmade paper and book works are held in more than forty public collections in Canada, the United States, and England, and in private collections the world over. Most of Cathryn’s recent works are an exploration of either time/duration or memory storage/ retrieval, or both.
The attached photo shows Cathryn during an installation of an exhibition of altered book works
The Regina Calligraphy & Paper Arts Group will be hosting two workshops. In each 3 hour workshop you will explore types of scripts that a pointed pen can produce and learn all of the basic skills to get you started.
Thursday May 26 – 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm or Saturday May 28 – 9:00 am to noon
Workshops will be held at the Regina Christian School Library (corner of Albert Street and 23rd Avenue) Instructor: Valerie Louis from Calgary Valerie’s website: https://letterartsemporium.com/
Registration Fee: $25.00 (includes workshop and starter kit for pointed pen calligraphy) Limit 10 participants per workshop Open to all levels of calligraphy Register by e-mailing Dennis Garreck email@example.com
In case you missed Cathryn Miller’s Zoom Artist’s Talk for her recent solo exhibition Square Dance, you can now watch it on Youtube: Talking Craft with Cathryn Miller. The actual talk begins at 3:53, and the last fifteen minutes or so are a Q & A session.
Instructor: Marilyn Book Location: ONLINE using Zoom Date: Saturday, Feb 20, 2021 Hours: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. ***Eastern time zone (Toronto/NY Time)***
Course fee: $45 members / $105 non-members (incl. one-yr CBBAG membership) Prerequisite: none MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 8 students
Presented by: Southwest Ontario Chapter Registration closes Mon, Feb 15 11:59 PM EST
Please note this is a live workshop and is not recorded.
Sign up today to spend a few hours exploring the creativity and structure of traditional Japanese stab bindings!The focus will be on the 4 foundational stitching patterns: the Four-Hole, the Nobel, the Hemp-Leaf, and the Tortoise Shell. Once you have mastered the four foundations, you will be amply prepared to experiment with your own design for stitching patterns. So, dig into your paper stash to find those special pieces you’ve been saving and join in to make 4 books in one workshop!
Online Workshop process: The instructor will be in contact when registration is completed to share any necessary directions about materials preparation. Materials should be prepared in advance of the workshop which allows participants to take the best advantage of the live format. The Zoom invitation link to the workshop will be sent from the instructor by email prior to the date of the course. Please review the technical requirements on the workshop registration page prior to registration to be sure you can participate! Participant-requested cancellations will be accepted up to 3 days prior to the published cut-off date for registration and will be subject to a 10% cancellation fee (a minimum of $5). After that, the full fee will be forfeited. In the event of the workshop being cancelled by CBBAG, the workshop fee will be fully refunded. Membership fees included in the non-member fee above are not refundable.
Exhibition Dates: January 16, 2021 – March 6, 2021
Artist Talk: February 17, 2021 7:00 pm
Saskatchewan Craft Council is pleased to present Square Dance, a solo exhibition by Saskatchewan paper artist Cathryn Miller.
Cathryn’s paper and book works have won multiple accolades and awards. They have won the Premier’s Prize for the Outstanding Entry three times at Dimensions, the SCC’s biannual touring juried exhibition. This intricate and extraordinary exhibition, created solely of paper, relies on textile tradition to reinterpret and expand on how memory is held and shared. In their artist statement, Cathryn describes their interest for unusual ways of sharing memories and communicating — such as infographics, cryptography, and the artist’s own personal iconography that takes the place of traditional words and pictures.
“The works in the exhibition are unified by the use of a single material — paper — and by the recurring use of the square as the primary design element. The use of paper rather than fabric allows the structures to expand into the third dimension, and to be seen without some of the emotional responses evoked by traditional textiles.”
A virtual artist talk will take place on Wednesday February 17, 2021 at 7pm CST hosted on Zoom. You can register here.
Square Dance is on view in the Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery from January 16 to March 6, 2021.
To book a personal tour, please contact 306 653 3616
Online Workshop process: Materials should be prepared in advance of the workshop which allows participants to take the best advantage of the live format. It is recommended that participants complete their registration early because the instructor will be in contact as soon as registration is completed to share detailed directions about materials preparation. The Zoom invitation link to the workshop will be sent from the instructor by email prior to the date of the course. Please review the technical requirements on the workshop registration page prior to registration to be sure you can participate! Participant-requested cancellations will be accepted up to 3 days prior to the published cut-off date for registration and will be subject to a 10% cancellation fee (a minimum of $5). After that, the full fee will be forfeited. In the event of the workshop being cancelled by CBBAG, the workshop fee will be fully refunded. Membership fees included in the non-member fee above are not refundable.
Please note this is a live workshop only – nothing will be recorded.
Many of you may be familiar with the artwork of Lise Melhorn-Boe (we hosted her here in SK for a workshop a few years ago now). She has just put on a 40-year retrospective show at the Window Art Gallery in Kingston, ON and has done a wonderful virtual tour and talk for everyone!
Looking for something to keep you busy while inside? Here’s a few suggestions:
Make a Australian Reverse Piano Hinge Book: Here is a video tutorial and downloadable handout (instructions and paper details) to create your very own book. This is great for beginners and advanced bookmakers and isn’t a huge time commitment either. Created by CBBAG Sask member Robin Canham.
Fish Parchment? Yes, you can create your very own book cover material with fish skin. Peter Verheyen has started an online challenge to try to make something a little different – fish skin parchment. He recently wrote an article that appeared in Book Arts Canada, entitled “Flips” and His Eels: Fish Skin in Bookbinding. Also check out Peter’s many posts on his blog. There is also going to be an online workshop. Details on the challenge can be found here.
If you have any more suggestions, leave your comments below!