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Third Annual New Jersey Book Arts Symposium

Hey ... What's New? Tradition and Innovation In The Book Arts

November 7, 1997

John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers, Newark Campus Newark, New Jersey

Welcome: Lynn Mullins, Director, John Cotton Dana Library

Master of Ceremonies: William J. Dane, Supervising Librarian and Keeper of Prints and Posters, The Newark Public Library

Artists' Presentations

  • Ilene Foti, (Print maker)
  • Susan Gosin, (Paper maker)
  • Earl B. Lewis, (Children's book illustrator)
  • Lois Morrison, (Book artist)
  • Anna Pinto, (Calligrapher)

Lunch Workshop: Printing Wood-engravings, Barbara Henry

Panel: What does tradition mean in the context of the book arts? How does it relate to the concept of innovation?

  • Lowell Bodger (letterpress printer, faculty School of Visual Arts, NYC * speaking on tradition)
  • Hedi Kyle (book artist, conservator, author, conservator University of Pennsylvania * speaking on tradition and innovation)* Robert Mahon (book artist, photographer, avant-gardist * speaking on innovation)

--Sheena Calvert(resp.) Professor Calvert's design class at Mason Gross improvised visual responses to the day's events

Book Arts Jam: Attendees invited to bring artwork to discuss, sell, share with each other.

Opening for Exhibition at John Cotton Dana Library, curated by Sheena Calvert and her Design Class at Mason Gross. Invitations and publicity also created and printed by class.

Original program page in Wayback Machine