Ettinger Book Artist Series

Clifton Meador
Faculty Member, Columbia College Chicago,
Center for Book & Paper Arts

Tuesday, May 8 , 2007 at 7:00 pm
Special Collections
Fourth Floor, Golda Meir Library
2311 E. Hartford Ave.


Clifton  Meador will offer a presentation on his artist's books and the meaning of this work to his life and career.

Clifton Meador is a book artist, photographer, and educator.  He has produced over 30 artist's books, many of which combine his writing, photography, and design.  He is known especially for his use of offset printing.  Before joining the faculty at the Center for Book & Paper Arts in 2005, Professor Meador was, since 1994, a professor of art at the State University of New York at New Paltz, where he was awarded a six-month Fulbright fellowship to work with advanced students and produce photographs in the Republic of Georgia.  He has received many other awards and fellowships, including two New York Foundation for the Arts fellowships in Printmaking/Drawing/Artists Books and grants from the New York Council for the Arts, the Georgia Council for the Arts, and numerous other state and local agencies.  He was an Artist-in-Residence at the Glasgow School of Art in the spring of 1999 and has twice been a resident artist at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York. Meador was also director of the celebrated Nexus Press in Atlanta from 1985 to 1988.  He has exhibited widely and his work is held in collections all over the world.

For more information contact Special Collections
414.229.4345 or

Co-sponsored by the UWM Libraries and the Ettinger Family Foundation



Tuesday, September, 26, 2006, 7:00 pm
Special Collections
4th Floor, Golda Meir Library
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
2311 E. Hartford Ave.

In addition to being the proprietor of sailorBOYpress and the Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication at UW-Stevens Point, Jeffrey Morin is a nationally-recognized book artist, whose work is represented in many institutions across the country.  Dean Morin will offer a presentation on his artist's books and the meaning of this work to his life and career.  His work focuses on issues of sacredness, humanity's self-destructive impulses, the human body as form, the cultural stigmas associated with AIDS and homosexuality in contemporary society, and his own deep interest in paper and typography.

The Ettinger Book Artist Series is co-sponsored by the Ettinger Family Foundation and the UWM Libraries, with additional support from Woodland Pattern Book Center.

For more information, please contact Max Yela, Special Collections, Golda Meir Library at (414) 229-4345.

Jeffrey Morin's work is also being featured in two Milwaukee venues:

"Type, Paper, Scissors:  The Book as Art Environment"
September 10-October 22, 2006
Mary L. Nohl Galleries
UWM's Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts (third floor)
2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee

The exhibition is curated by Max Yela, head of Special Collections at the UWM Libraries, and explores how shape, structure, and materiality of books are employed by artists to convey meaning that is fully integrated with its contents.  Works on display are drawn almost entirely from the UWM Book Arts Collection in the UWM Libraries' Special Collections.  Other artists featured in the exhibition include:  Carol Barton, Brian Borchardt, Karen Hanmer, Caren Heft, Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr., Mary Laird, Jim Lee, Rebecca Lown, Bonnie O'Connell, Jessica Poor, Petra Press, Patti Scobey, Linda Smith, Jody Williams, Karen Wirth, and Booklyn Alliance artists Kurt Allerslev, Shon Schooler, Marshall Weber, and Christopher Wilde.

The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Hours for the Mary L. Nohl Galleries are Wednesday-Sunday, 12-5 pm, and in the evenings during selected performances held at the Zelazo Center.


"Jeffrey Morin:  Sailors & Saints"
September 25-November 12, 2006
Opening reception and gallery talk, September 27, 6-8pm
Woodland Pattern Book Center
720 E. Locust St., Milwaukee

The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Hours for Woodland Pattern are Tuesday-Friday, 11-8 pm; Saturday & Sunday 12-5 pm; closed Mondays

This program is co-sponsored by the Golda Meir Library, the Friends of the Golda Meir Library,
the UWM Departments of English and Visual Art, the UWM Cultures and Communities Program, and the Woodland Pattern Book Center.

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