Rhythm and the Visual Book
Friday, Sept. 23 – Artist’s Talk with Lise – details TBA
Sat., Sept. 24 & Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011
Workshop location: River Park Centre, Lumsden, SK
Fees: $150 for CBBAG members ($175 for non-members)
Limit of 12 participants
This workshop will explore the relationship between text and images in the artist’s book. We’ll talk about which comes first—does it make a difference? Through a series of exercises, we will examine ways of using text to create movement in a book. Looking beyond image as illustration for text, we will explore how images can modify or contradict the text. For the second day, students should bring a short text and or images with which they would like to play.
Lise Melhorn-Boe has been making and exhibiting books and sculptural bookworks for over twenty-five years. She has exhibited widely across Canada and the United States as well as Europe and South America and her work is in several public collections. She teaches bookmaking classes for adults and children. She is a member of the White Water Gallery, an artist-run centre in North Bay, The Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild and CARFAC Ontario.
Born in Noranda, a mining town in north-western Québec, Lise attended high school in Copper Cliff, Ontario. Her mother, Pauline Gillmore Melhorn, was a painter who encouraged Lise’s desire to draw and paint and make things as a child. She even was lucky enough to have private art lessons for a while with a wonderful painter from South Africa, named Nan Rowley. Lise studied architecture for a year and two weeks at Carleton University, because her father wanted her to be a lawyer or a doctor! (It made sense at the time.) She then came to her senses and studied art at the University of Guelph and later received M.A. and M.F.A. degrees from Wayne State University in Detroit. She has also enjoyed the opportunity to take workshops through the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild, to learn specific book-making techniques.
NOTE: Registration priority goes to current CBBAG members, after that, non-CBBAG members will be registered on a first come first served basis. Registration Deadline: September 7th!
To register contact Robin Canham @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to the CBBAG National Education Committee for a grant which made organizing this workshop possible.