Thursday, January 10, 2013

Minnesota Center for Book Arts: Stellar: Book Art and the Cosmo

If you are in the Minnesota area, go see a special exhibit of my space themed artistamps and black and white photos of my space themed performances at: 

An international juried exhibition exploring outer space
January 25 - May 5, 2013
Opening reception: Friday, January 25; 6-9pm
Cosmic Arcade All Ages Discovery Day: Saturday, May 4; 10am-2pm
Both events free and open to the public

"A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called "leaves") imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person -- perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. Books break the shackles of time, proof that humans can work magic."
- Carl Sagan, Cosmos

Explore the outer reaches of both our universe and our collective imagination in Stellar: Book Art and the Cosmos, featuring work by dozens of local and international artists. Enjoy book, print, paper and installation artworks on the themes of space, science (fiction and non-fiction), exploration and humanity.

Featured artists include:
Tim Abel (Racine, WI); Mary Bergs (Minneapolis, MN); Laura Beyer (Birmingham, MI); Elizabeth Boyne (Iowa City, IA); Cynthia Brinich-Langlois (Milwaukee, WI); Patty Bruce (Boston, MA); Emily Chaplain (Memphis, TN); Tiberiu Chelcea (Ames, IA); Young-ju Choi (Ilsan, South Korea); Johanna Drucker (Berkeley, CA); Wendy Fernstrum (Marine on St. Croix, MN); Brad Freeman (Chicago, IL); Kirsten Furlong (Boise ID); Travis Hocutt (Waterford MI); Tom Hubbard (Chagrin Falls, OH); Rachel Katz (Portland, ME); Ray Klimek (Athens, OH); Mari LaCure (Beverly, MA); Ginny Lloyd (Jupiter, FL); Jared Martin (Minneapolis, MN); Heather Matthew (Nunderi, Australia); Leah Mayers (Chicago, IL); Nora Lee McGillivray (St. Paul, MN); Andrea McKennan (Minneapolis, MN); Cathryn Miller (Grasswood, Saskatchewan, Canada); Ellen Mueller (Buckhannon, WV); Scott K. Murphy (Saint Joseph, MN); Heidi Neilson (Long Island City, NY); Lauren Orchowski (New York, NY); Mark Ryan (Minneapolis, MN); Mark Addison Smith (New York, NY); Regula Russelle (St. Paul, MN).

Opening reception
Friday, January 25; 6-9pm

Free and open to the public.

Cosmic Arcade All-Ages Discovery Day
Saturday, May 4; 10am-2pm

Visit MCBA for a Stellar day full of creative exploration and hands-on artmaking opportunities for all ages!
Free and open to the public.

American Craft Council's article on the show: