Fall 1996 Book FOR[U]MS
BOOK ARTIST SPEAKER SERIES
October 16, 1996Milwaukee book artist, painter, and graphic artist, Jo Anna Poehlmann is a Lecturer in the UWM Art Department. She has worked as a professional artist for over forty years, and her artist's books have become have become the culmination of her graphic production and the focus of the work she has produced since the late 1980s. Often unique or produced in small editions of ten to twenty-five, her books are literate and thoughtful, functioning like diaries or visual scrapbooks.
November 6, 1996Proprietor of the Melia Press and the 1993-1995 Artist-in-Residence at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA), Minneapolis, Minnesota. Robert Johnson's own fine press efforts have been informed by his association with the many book artists and fine printers who have worked at MCBA, including Gaylord Shanilec and Kinji Akagawa. Johnson's work focuses on limited, letterpress editions incorporating his own lino-cut illustrations, and presenting the work of poets "born before TV," including Robert Bly, John Wills, and William Stafford.
Book FOR[U]MS is a guest speaker series dedicated to bringing artists, printers, designers, papermakers, binders, and other practitioners of the arts of the book to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to offer public presentations about their work and the significance of the book arts as a form and forum for self-expression. During their visits they will also participate in the Book Arts Workshop course in the UWM Art Department. This program is co-sponsored by the Golda Meir Library, Friends of the Golda Meir Library, FenWood Imprints, and the UWM Art Department.
For more information, contact Max Yela, Special Collections, Golda Meir Library, (414) 229-4345; or Richard Zauft, Director, FenWood Imprints, UWM Art Department, (414) 229-6934.
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