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Twentieth Annual New Jersey Book Arts Symposium

November 7, 2014

Alexander Library, New Brunswick


8:45 a.m. Coffee and Registration

9:00 a.m. Book Artists Jam

10:00 a.m. Welcome - Marianne Gaunt, Vice President of Information Services and University Librarian

10:10 a.m. Reginald Johnson, Chair, Middlesex Cultural and Heritage Commission

10: 15 a.m. Introduction to The Twentieth Anniversary New Jersey Book Arts Symposium - Michael Joseph, Founding Director NJBAS

10:30 a.m. Introductions by Karen Guancione NJBAS Artistic Director

10:40-11:00 Béatrice Coron

11:05-11:25 Celeste Regal

11:30-11:50 Diane Savona

12:00-1:30 LUNCH

1:30-1:45 OPEN MIKE - (Announcements from the floor)

1:45-2:30 Charges of Collaboration: Rachel Hadas, Shalom Gorewitz - Introduced by Lynn S. Mullins

2:30-3:15 Color Music - Michael Poast

3:15-3:30 Summation: Judith K. Brodsky - Founder, Brodsky Center For Innovative Editions

3:30-4:00 Presentation of Rutgers Medal To John Ross and Clare Romano - By Judith K. Brodsky and Michael Joseph

4:00-4:30 Party

Participating Artists

  • Judith K. Brodsky is an artist and the founder of the Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions.
  • Béatrice Coron has worked, among others, as a shepherdess, truck driver, factory worker, cleaning lady and a New York City tour guide. After moving to New York in 1985 she reinvented herself, or someone very like herself, as an artist.
  • Asha Ganpat is a visual artist and writer who teaches at Montclair State University and the Montclair Art Museum. She is an Artist-in-Residence of NJBAS 2014.
  • Shalom Gorewitz is a video artist and professor of Video Art and New Media at Ramapo College.
  • Karen Guancione is an artist and NJBAS Artistic Director.
  • Rachel Hadas is the Board of Governors Professor of English at Rutgers-Newark and the author of over a dozen books of poetry, essays, and translations.
  • Anna Pinto is a Hoboken-based calligrapher and NJBAS Scribe.
  • Michael Poast is director of the InterMedia Ensemble and Composer-in-Residence at the Players Theatre in Greenwich Village, and Artist-in-Residence at Metalmen Sales, Inc., in Long Island City, Queens, NYC.
  • Celeste Regal is an artist who uses the codex format to blend the sensorial nature of elegant materials with strong narrative concerning women, violence and indifference.
  • Clare Romano is an artist, printmaker, illustrator and educator. Together with her husband, John Ross, she authored numerous books that have become standard works on printmaking techniques.
  • John Ross is an artist, printmaker, illustrator, educator and proprietor of The High Tide Press, at which he has produced numerous artists' books. He is also an accomplished author. (See entry for Clare Romano.)
  • Amanda Thackray is a visual artist and Curator of Exhibitions, NJBAS.
  • Marcia Wilson is a painter, sculptor, writer and book artist. She is an Artist-in-Residence of NJBAS 2014
Lililand by Béatrice Coron


Video of the day's events in The Rutgers University Libraries' digital repository, RU-CORE


Joseph, Michael; Gaunt, Marianne; Aschkenes, Anna M.; Coron, Béatrice; Guancione, Karen; Ganpat, Asha; Regal, Celeste; Savona, Diane


Guancione, Karen; Mullins, Lynn S.; Hadas, Rachel; Gorewitz, Shalom; Poast, Michael; Brodsky, Judith K.; Joseph, Michael; Ross, John

Program [PDF]

Original program page in Wayback Machine