MCBA Book Arts Mentorship Exhibit Opens November 6

MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Mentorship Series V
November 6, 2015 - February 19, 2016

Opening reception Friday, November 6; 6-9pm

The Book Arts Mentorship is an artist development program aimed at introducing book arts to emerging artists whose primary medium is in another discipline. Since 1985, the Jerome Foundation has helped emerging artists push the boundaries of contemporary book arts by supporting the creation of new work. Now in its fifth series, the MCBA/Jerome Foundation Book Arts Mentorship introduces book arts to emerging artists whose primary medium is in another discipline, providing artists with the opportunity to combine the conceptual and narrative possibilities of the book arts into other art forms. Through this progam, Minnesota artists of diverse disciplines have created book arts projects that challenge and redefine conventional notions of book form and content.
Participants in this series of Book Arts Mentorships are:
Graphic designer Brandon Alvarado
Photographer and printmaker Claudia Danielson
Filmmaker and photographer Sam Hoolihan
Puppetry artist Olli Johnson
Printmaker Amira F. Pualwan
Origami artist and painter Ioana Stoian

This exhibition represents the culmination of a year-long mentorship and study of new artistic disciplines and one-on-one work with master artist mentors. Artist mentors for Series V were: papermaker Mary Hark; letterpress printer and book artist Monica Edwards Larson; and printmaker and book artist Wilber H. “Chip” Schilling.

For artist bios, mentor bios, juror bios and more details on the Mentorship program, please visit our website:

Minnesota Center for Book Arts at Open Book. 1011 Washington Ave S, First Floor. Minneapolis MN 55415. Phone 612.215.2520. Fax 612.215.2545.
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