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Lecture on May 10th--(address correction)]
kernk at pdx.edu
Thu Apr 26 12:15:51 PDT 2007
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Subject: Three Book Artists to Discuss Their Work at PSU Lecture on May
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2007 10:53:52 -0700 (PDT)
From: Daniel Webb <dlwebb02 at yahoo.com>
To: Kristen Kern <kernk at pdx.edu>
Three Book Artists to Present Their Work at PSU Lecture
May 10th, 5pm
724 SW Harrison
Portland State University
This event is free and open to the public
Book artists Sue Allen, Susan Collard, and Shu-Ju Wang will be talking
about their work at a lecture on May 10th at 5 pm, at Portland State
University's Neuberger Hall. The lecture is in conjunction with the
Guild of Bookworkers 100th Annual Book Arts Exhibition, which is being
shown at the Portland State University Library from April 9th to May
20th, 2007. The exhibit features work by these three artists, as well as
59 other members of the Guild.
Susan Collard is an architect and book artist in Portland, Oregon who
makes one-of-a-kind collaged and constructed books. She has exhibited
work in numerous shows, most recently N x NW : 6 x 6 x 6 at the 2005
Standards of Excellence conference, and The Boys? and Girls? Bookshelf,
a Denver exhibition of altered books. Her book "Life Stories of Dying
Penitents" received both The People?s Choice Award and First Prize for
Use of Found Objects at the Northwest Bookfest in Seattle, 2001. She
holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University and a Master of
Fine Arts in poetry from the University of Arizona.
Sue Allen has been a printmaker for over thirty years, producing a line
of hand-pulled cards and original limited edition screenprints. She
earned a degree in architecture from The Cooper Union in New York City.
After years of printmaking, she decided to explore three-dimensional
work in the book arts, with the original intention of producing special
limited-edition portfolios for suites of prints. All along the way there
has been a strong influence from the Japanese aesthetic. Recently she
completed a suite of sixteen screenprints depicting lanterns in the
Portland Japanese Garden.
Born and raised in Taiwan, Shu-Ju Wang settled in Oregon after stays in
Saudi Arabia, California, and New Jersey. Trained as an engineer, she
started taking classes at Oregon College of Art & Craft (then Oregon
School of Arts & Crafts), and had her first solo exhibit at the school?s
Centrum Gallery in 1996. In 2000, she left the high tech industry to
become a full time studio artist working in painting, printmaking, and
artist?s books. With one foot firmly rooted in the Pacific Northwest and
the other in the artistic traditions of East & Central Asia and the
Middle East, Shu-Ju paints a portrait of her sometimes wonderful,
sometimes unsettling, first generation American life.
The 100th anniversary exhibit of the Guild of Bookworkers is being shown
in the new book area on the 1st floor of the Portland State University
The Guild of Book Workers was founded in 1906 to "establish and maintain
a feeling of kinship and mutual interest among workers in the several
hand book crafts." Its members hope to broaden public awareness of the
hand book arts, to stimulate commissions of fine bindings, and to stress
the need for sound book conservation and restoration.
This talk is made possible by support from the Portland State University
Department of Art.
For more information on the talk, please contact Dan Webb at 503 253
3491 or dlwebb02 at yahoo.com <mailto:dlwebb02 at yahoo.com>
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