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Word on the Street Saskatoon

 CBBAG Saskatchewan will be participating in this year’s Word on the Street Festival in Saskatoon. If you are interested in being part of the event —helping with set-up or take-down, doing a demonstration, showing work— please contact either Kristina Komendant or Kate Hodgson for further details using the contact form below.


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New Work

Cathryn Miller will be showing some new book works at the Gordon Snelgrove Gallery on the University of Saskatchewan campus the week of June 26 — 30, 2017 as part of a group exhibition. There will be a presentation by the participating artists at noon on Tuesday the 27th, and a celebratory evening on the 28th. Cathryn will also be in attendance at the gallery on Thursday and Friday mornings, the 29th and 30th.


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May Book Bee in Regina

Book Bee! Come and work on all of your UFOs (unfinished objects) in a fun, social, environment.
Sat. May 6th, 2017
1:00 – 5:30pm – then we’ll share in a potluck hot pot supper, come and go for whenever you can make it
private residence (recreation room), email for the location and to RVSP
We’ll work from 1:00 pm to about 5:30 pm, and then share a potluck style hot pot afterwards. Never had hot pot before? Everyone brings a food item to share and cook in the hot pot (broth), items like veggies, mushrooms, different kinds of tofu & fish cakes, and meats. Sauces will be provided. If you have any allergies/food restrictions let us know when you RVSP.

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A Saskatoon Activities Update


Susan Mills will have her Field Notebooks on sale at Void Gallery as part of the Small Works exhibition which runs until December 31. This edition is made from Saskatchewan plants.

She will also be teaching an Introductory Bookbinding workshop at Creative Commons YXE on two upcoming Sundays: January 15 and 22, 2017. Susan has been binding books and teaching bookbinding for a quarter century! She is on the faculty of Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax. On-line registration is available here.

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CBBAG Saskatoon Get-Together and Bookish Exhibition

CBBAG SK invites everyone for a get-together and tour of Cathryn Miller’s exhibition Bookish on Sunday, November 20th.  The group will meet at 1:00 pm for coffee at the Coachman Restaurant at Market Mall in Saskatoon and then visit Cathryn’s exhibit.  Cathryn will be in attendance to show the work and teach interested individuals how to fold their own wishing stars – see her press release below for details.

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YouÕre Invited to a Create A ThonBookish Press Release:

Gallery on the Greens and the management of Market Mall are pleased to announce Bookish, an exhibition of work by Cathryn Miller of Byopia Press. The works on display cover the range of Miller’s oeuvre from altered book sculptures to miniature books. There will be some old favourites in new forms and several completely new works.

As an added bonus for the month of November, Miller’s installation piece The Persistence of Hope will be on display at Market Mall in the space between Smitty’s and The Children’s Museum. The work takes the form of a meditation labyrinth made of tens of thousands of paper stars, each with a wish hand-written inside it. Miller has been collecting wishes and folding stars for almost two and a half years to create this piece. She will be in attendance to show the work and teach interested individuals how to fold their own wishing stars from 2 to 4 on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons throughout the month.

Miller has been working in the book arts for twenty years and making artist’s books since 2004. Her works are held in public and private collections around the world. Paper and book works from Byopia Press have been shown in more than sixty exhibitions: local, national, and international. Miller has twice won the Clara Baldwin Award for best Functional/Production Work at Dimensions, the biennial juried exhibition of the Saskatchewan Craft Council. She has also won a Merit Award, and the Jane Turnbull Evans Award for Innovation. When she won the Premier’s Prize For The Outstanding Entry in 2011 she became the only individual ever to receive this award for work in two different media. She won the Premier’s Prize for a third time in 2015.

Bookish will be on view from November 1 to December 31, 2016 during Market Mall hours: Monday, Tuesday, Saturday – 9:30 am – 6 pm
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – 9:30 am – 9 pm
Sunday & Statutory Holidays – 11 am – 5 pm

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Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre, Regina -Book”ish” Workshops

There are two upcoming workshops at the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre in Regina on Papermaking and Altered Books and Boxes. The dates on these workshops coincide with creating some beautiful handmade holiday gifts! They are being facilitated by Regina artist and CBBAG member Gerda Osteneck. Check below for more details on the workshops and register online.

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The Accordion and Fold Book Workshop

CBBAG Saskatchewan hosted an accordion and fold book workshop in Davidson on Sunday October 2. Led by Cathryn Miller of Byopia Press, the ten participants made three simple accordion books using three different methods, two boustrophedon books, a model of Hedi Kyle’s panel book, two different flexagons, and an interlocked band closure.






Participants also enjoyed a short show and tell session during the lunch break.


(All photos by David G. Miller.)


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