above, first row: Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. & Kyle Schlesinger. second row: Charles Alexander, Karen Zimmermann, & Alice Vinson
February 15-16 2013 POG Presents one evening plus one full day and evening of events that feature "the book" in a panel, educational workshops in letterpress printing, hand bookmaking, publishing, and writing for the book arts, and a talk and poetry reading by two book arts & publishing practitioners.
1. February 15 7pm: Opening Statement by Charles Alexander, Panel Discussion with Alexander, Amos Paul Kennedy Jr, Alice Vinson, Kyle Schlesinger, and Karen Zimmermann. Reception to follow. This event is at The Drawing Studio, 33 S. 6th Ave, Tucson, Arizona.
2. February 16, 8am - 5pm: Workshops at The Letterpress Lab at The University of Arizona, 1035 Mabel Street, Tucson, just across the street from the UA School of Art Graduate Art Studios.
Workshops 8am until noon:
Amos Paul Kennedy Jr: The Art and Craft of Letterpress Printing (an inky printing workshop) FULL/CLOSED
Charles Alexander: Writing for the Artist's Book (a conceptual and writing workshop)
Workshops 1pm until 5pm:
Kyle Schlesinger: The Broadside (history, examples, and letterpress action) FULL/CLOSED
Alice Vinson: Making the Artist's Book (paper art, printing art, collage art, and more)
3. February 16, 7:30pm until 9:30pm, at The Drawing Studio, 33 S. 6th Ave, Tucson
Poetry Reading by Kyle Schlesinger &
Presentation by Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.
Cost: $5 for each evening event, $3 students. Workshops $75 for one, $125 for two.
We thank our Co-Sponsor for this event, the University of Arizona School of Art.
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Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. is the proprietor of KennedyPrints, and has presented printing workshops throughout the United States. He is currently moving from Alabama to Detroit to begin a new letterpress project, The Detroit Printing Plant. For Kennedy, letterpress is a social and political and artistic practice.
Kyle Schlesinger is the proprietor of Cuneiform Press. He has been involved with small press bookmaking and publishing for some 15 years, and has published some of the most innovative writers in North America and Great Britain. Schlesinger plies his publishing and letterpress art in Austin, Texas, and teaches at the University of Houston at Victoria.
Alice Vinson is a fine artist working in book making and other forms. In her own words, "I am an artist who weaves tales by combining both words and images. Each book I create, whether fact or fiction, poetry or prose, is fashioned in a specific visual and textual manner to evoke the sense of a particular moment in my life. The results are works that stand apart from one another in both form and content, each one as individual and unique as the moment it represents."
Charles Alexander is the director of Chax Press in Tucson, which has published some 150 books, including fine art letterpress works, one-of-a-kind artist's books, and small press readers' editions. Alexander has presented readings and workshops throughout North America and in Great Britain. He is also the author of 5 full-length books of poetry as well as many chapbooks of poetry.
Karen Zimmermann is Associate Professor of Art at the University of Arizona School of Art, where she has helped to develop and sponsor programs at the Book Arts and Letterpress Lab. She teaches courses that explore two-dimensional and time-based materials as well as theoretical, historical, and critical issues in design.
REGISTRATION: Please choose from options in dropdown box below to pay for your registration through PayPal. One workshop costs $75, two cost $125. You should select by the name or names of the workshop leaders. All 1-workshop and 2-workshop options are included in the dropdown box. This will allow us to assign you to the correct workshop. If you decide to change the workshop you prefer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Also send an email if you prefer to pay for your registration by check, and we will send you instructions.
NOTE: As of February 9, workshops with Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr., and with Kyle Schlesinger are FULL, and Registration for those workshops have been CLOSED. Please email email@example.com to be placed on the waiting list, in the case of any possible cancellations.