The Sunday Paper #42

Here’s a link to my latest newsletter, featuring upcoming workshops in and around Colorado. Subscribe if you’d like! It comes out monthly.

In the studio: I’m looking forward to getting back in the studio after almost two weeks away! I don’t have much news, but here’s a tidbit from my studio building (and a video that shows you a big part of the lifestyle here in Vail). One of my studio-mates makes custom skis. Kendall went to art school and has an amazing fabrication shop, complete with the capability of custom printing onto skis and snowboards. If you’re in the area, pick up the mid-winter issue of Vail Beaver Creek Magazine and you’ll find an article about Kendall. 

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I’m all for supporting paper artists who are promoting paper in a big way. Richard Sweeney has gained international fame for his folded works, and he’s launched a kickstarter campaign to bring his work to New York City next April. Those backing the exhibition are being offered rewards such as prints, original sculptures or even a sculpture masterclass in New York. Check it out!

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Papercraft models have a fond place in my heart. I took a class at the Center for Book Arts in NYC eons ago with model maker and book designer AG Smith. You can look up his work on your own, but the models below are from a book of five buildings –  a tour through Brutalist London featuring various landmarks from the districts of Camden, Southwark and Tower Hamlet.

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There is a book show at the Foothills Arts Center in Golden, Colorado, and I’m hoping to get there next week! Curated by Alicia Bailey of Abecedarian Gallery in Denver, this show features the book works of artists from around the country. 

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If you live near Toledo, this looks like an exhibition not to be missed. Drawn, Cut & Layered: the Art of Werner Pfeiffer, is on view now through May 3rd. For more than 50 years, Werner Pfeiffer (German-American, born 1937) has experimented with the multiple uses of paper as both a canvas and a structural material. Also at the museum: selected works on paper from the TMA collection by artists who have influenced Pfeifer’s work and aesthetic. 

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Here’s an interesting story about a man in Texas who ended up getting tased for trying to pay his taxes with origami bills.

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About The Sunday Paper: The Sunday Paper is published by Helen Hiebert Studio. They keep saying that paper will become obsolete, yet artists, craftspeople, designers and creatives are keeping it alive and well. A healthy number of people are even making paper by hand (in some cultures they are still using age-old traditions). How cool is that? The Sunday PAPER is a resource for ideas and inspiration, all having to do with this amazing material. Each Sunday, I bring you stories and examples of people doing exciting, innovative, and beautiful things with paper, as well as links to interesting paperfacts I’ve unearthed from around the globe. I hope you’ll enjoy reading this paper, Papier, papel, хартия, Papir,紙, Papper, פּאַפּיר… and don’t hesitate to click on the link to leave your comments and suggestions!

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