Back around this time in 2012 I was asked to be one of the three judges for the 2013 MCBA/Jerome Foundation Book Arts Mentorship Series. Now, a year later, the work of the five recipients will be exhibited at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts in Minneapolis. The opening reception, which is free and open to the public, is on November 8th. MCBA’s always an inspiring place to visit.
MCBA/Jerome Foundation Book Arts Mentorship Series IV
November 8, 2013 – January 12, 2014
Opening reception Friday, November 8th, 6 — 9pm
The MCBA / Jerome Book Arts Mentorship Series is an artist development program aimed at introducing book arts to emerging artists whose primary medium is in another discipline. Featuring new work by artists Laura Andrews, Emma Burghardt, Lisa Loudon, Presley Martin and Dave Molnar, this exhibition celebrates the culmination of a year-long mentorship in the book arts, including intensive specialized training, group critique, and one-on-one work with master book artist mentors.
For artist bios and more information, visit MCBA’s website.
Since 1985, the Jerome Foundation has helped artists push the boundaries of contemporary book arts by supporting the creation of new book works. Through eleven series of fellowships (with a twelfth currently in progress) and four series of mentorships, Minnesota artists of extremely diverse disciplines — including printers, papermakers, binders, painters, sculptors, poets, photographers, choreographers, filmmakers and others — have created projects ranging from exquisitely crafted fine press volumes to documented performances to one-of-a-kind installations that “break the bindings” and redefine conventional notions of book form and content.
A respected and dedicated champion of the field, Minnesota Center for Book Arts is the largest and most comprehensive center of its kind. We celebrate the book arts as a vibrant contemporary practice that takes many shapes; our mission is clear, to lead the advancement of the book as an evolving art form. MCBA’s mission supports an important lasting vision: a world where book art is created, cultivated, celebrated, and understood as a vital and lasting expression of culture.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Additional support provided by Target, Wet Paint, MCBA members.