Angie has been invited to speak at the main event and to run a pre-biennial workshop at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts this summer. Angie and Stephen Fowler will be travelling to Minneapolis in July along with Simon Goode and Ira Yonemura of the London Centre for Book Arts for the Biennial Book Art Festival at MCBA.
The 2017 Book Art Biennial – Shout Out: Community Intervention, Independent Publishing, and Alternative Distribution – features programming that encourages people of all disciplines and skill levels to amplify individual and collective voice through grassroots artistic practice.
The centerpiece of the Book Art Biennial is the presentation of the MCBA Prize, a unique award that showcases and honors the best artists’ books in the world. The winner will be announced at a gala and awards ceremony the evening of Saturday, July 22.
Biennial Symposium, Saturday, July 22 – Sunday, July 23. The 2017 Biennial Symposium explores the broad definition of “book” in contemporary artistic practice, stimulating critical thinking and dialogue. Speakers will include Amos Paul Kennedy Jr., Detroit-based printer; Simon Goode, founder and director of the London Centre for Book Arts; Karen Kunc, artist, educator, and founder of Constellation Studios; Steven Daiber, proprietor of Red Trillium Press; Angie Butler, letterpress scholar, University of the West of England; and Mary Hark, Professor in Design Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Stephen is running a Pre-Biennial Workshop: Alternative Printmaking with Rubber Stamps
Angie is running a Pre-Biennial Workshop: Innovative Books from Head to Tail: Ideas – Content – Making