The January 2014 Quarto (vol. 27, no. 1) is now available for reading and download. We now enter our 27th year of publishing our chapter’s newsletter!
To view past issues on the Quarto page, click here or use the link on the masthead.
SAVE THE DATE!
Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting
This year, we will bring our Midwest members together in the Windy City! Save the weekend of April 25-27, 2014 for a trip to Chicago to catch up with fellow Midwest members, take a workshop and so much more! Activities will be centered around the Newberry Library, where our very own traveling exhibit Plainly Spoken will be on display! I am working with our Chicago hosts on the rest of the weekend’s events, so there will be more information distributed once it becomes available. This is going to be a wonderful weekend so please join us!
More information will be posted as it becomes available.
Vice Chair/Programs Chair
PDF files of the Plainly Spoken catalog are now available for you to print and bind. See all the details on the Plainly Spoken – Printable Catalog page.
The Midwest Guild of Book Workers traveling exhibit Plainly Spoken opened in Lawrence, Kansas at the Kenneth Spencer Research Library at the University of Kansas on November 11, 2013. There have been great positive responses to the wonderful selection of books gathered there. If you are in the area, stop in to see some of the great work produced by our chapter members! The exhibit will travel to four more Midwest venues after Kansas, so please check the schedule below to see when it will be in your area.
In the meantime, please enjoy the wonderful online catalog put together by our webmaster Eric Alstrom. There you will find beautiful photographs and descriptions of each binding. The catalog will soon be made available for free download and will be available on the exhibit webpage,
For future exhibit venues and dates, see the schedule in the online catalog.
Please contact our Programs Chair, Mary Uthuppuru <mary(at)springleafpress(dot)com> with any questions.
The online exhibit catalog for Plainly Spoken, the current Midwest Chapter traveling exhibit is now available for viewing. Click on Exhibits on the menu bar above or go directly to the exhibit right here.
The latest issue of the Midwest Chapter newsletter Quarto is now available for download.
The July issue features reviews of our 2013 Annual Meeting in Iowa City, the two workshops at the Meeting and an introduction from our new Chapter President, Emily Martin.
View past issues on the Quarto page. Click here or use the link on the masthead.
Information about the Midwest Chapter’s new exhibit is now available. There is an information page which will contain the latest updates (as well as the online exhibit when it is created) on the chapter website.
The intent to enter form deadline is June 7. (NOTE: The link will take you to the national GBW website.)
If you have any questions, please contact Mary Uthuppuru, Programs Chair at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Hosted by the Herron School of Art in Indianapolis, IN
August 10-11, 2013
Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am – 4:00pm
Cost: $215, Materials $25 (to be paid the first day of the workshop)
In this class, we will investigate papermaking, paper folding, model making and other techniques to create a sampling of small sculptural forms that expand and collapse, open and close, fold and unfold. These techniques will be utilized to make inflatable paper balls, book structures, lamps, lanterns and other sculptural adaptations.
Helen Hiebert is the author of four how-to books about paper: Playing With Paper, Papermaking with Plants, The Papermaker’s Companion, and Paper Illuminated. Helen has appeared on Sesame Street, has produced of two films, and writes a weekly blog about all things paper. She teaches, lectures and exhibits her work internationally, often involving the community in her installation projects such as her Mother Tree Project. Her next installation, The Wish, involves dandelions… stay tuned! Helen is the vice president of the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists and a regular contributor to Hand Papermaking Newsletter. She lives and works near Vail, Colorado.
To register, please contact Mary Uthuppuru, at email@example.com
Here is a schedule of events you can print and take with you.