The Sunday Paper #472
August 6, 2023
I’ve been making paper this week – I’m trying to use up pulp from my last studio workshop before my next one begins in two weeks. Mending has been on my mind lately – mending our world and our wounds (physical and emotional). This may be the beginning of a new project that involves stitching on paper.
This work, by Sanaa Gateja, is created from rolled paper beads. He creates art for development – the production of his materials provides sustainable employment for craftswomen across Uganda. Click through to see more.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Jennie Frederick on Paper Talk. Frederick earned her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in fibers, followed by an MFA from Indiana State University. She apprenticed with Douglass Morse Howell, Bob Serpa, from Imago, and received her MFA for apprenticing at Twinrocker Handmade Paper. Frederick founded Kansas City Paperworks, Inc. in 1983 and has taught at the Kansas City Art Institute and MCC-Maple Woods, where she developed a Fiber & Papermaking Program. She is currently a full-time artist living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Enjoy our conversation!
Sadly, I discovered the work of Anil Revri posthumously. I’m drawn to his work both aesthetically and conceptually. A series of his paintings, Cultural Crossings (1998-2001), was shown at the UN Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders in 2000. The series of mixed media on paper includes sacred text taken from various religious traditions and intricately patterned geometric borders.
Paper in Italy? Yes, please! The Art of Paper with Tom Balbo, Carol Barton, Denise Carbone, and Amanda Degener will be held at the beautiful facilities of the International Center for the Arts in the perfectly-preserved medieval castle-town of Monte Castello di Vibio, in Umbria, Italy, September 17 – October 1, 2023 (coming right up). Participants will receive sixteen hours of instruction in four areas: hand papermaking, pulp paper painting and marbling, sewn bookbindings, and designing pop-ups. The session will also include field trips to the Fabriano Paper Mill and to the city of Florence, along with several other excursions. This is an ideal session for teachers, graphic designers, creative artists, and anyone who likes to play with paper. No prior experience is necessary; all skill levels are welcome.
- Kelsey Pike’s book, Modern Papermaking, comes out soon, and you can pre-order it now.
- The Art & Art Therapy of Papermaking, by Drew Matott and Gretchen Miller, is also coming out soon.
- Arnold Grummer would have been 100 years old on August 19th. Follow AG’s on Facebook and Instagram to celebrate his birthday with facts and photos about his life.
Papermaking Series: Brushing & Drying Felts
Here’s the latest in my series of papermaking videos.
About the Sponsor: This post is sponsored by the International Center for the Arts, an interdisciplinary arts and humanities center in central Italy, in the medieval castle-town of Monte Castello di Vibio. From its mountain perch, it overlooks the famed, Tiber River on its way to Rome and the lush Tiber Valley. It is an all-inclusive facility that provides 24/7 bi-lingual site support, airport welcome and departure services, airport transfer, three, chef-catered meals per day, single occupancy accommodations, and excursions once a week, in addition to fully equipped workplace for visual artists in paper making, book-binding, painting and drawing, printmaking, sculpture , clay arts, and photography, and crafts people of all disciplines, in addition to writers, filmmakers and composers, as well as scholars. We provide performance and practice space as well as equipment for musicians, actors, performance artists.
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