Category Archives: Exhibits

Event: Tour the Paul C. Nicholson Whaling Collection

Please join the New England Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers for a special viewing of Providence Public Library’s Paul C. Nicholson Whaling Collection

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 1:00 – 2:00pm

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

The Paul C. Nicholson Whaling Collection is comprised of 750 manuscript logbooks describing 1,000 whaling voyages, as well as several thousand printed books on whaling. Special Collections Curator Jordan Goffin welcomes members of the NEGBW to learn about the history and the context of the Collection, and to view and handle volumes that document his quintessential New England industry.

This will be a great opportunity to explore the world’s second largest and a very important collection of whaling logbooks that traveled in the boats that followed the whales all over the world. Topics to be addressed will include bindings and cover materials, both intended and improvised. Also on view will be methods and artifacts of record-keeping while on board the whaling ships, including wood and whalebone stamps carved in the shape of specific whale species (and their flukes) — and used to record sightings and slayings. There will be examples of scrimshaw, harpoons and possibly a narwhal tusk! More details on the Collection are here.

The event is free to New England Chapter Guild of Book Workers Members, but limited to 12 attendees, as space for viewing the collection is restricted. Please sign up by emailing Martha Kearsley at negbwprograms@gmail.com

If you’re planning to travel by commuter rail from Boston, please check the Providence/Stoughton Line Saturday Schedule   Commuter trains travel between Boston’s South Station and Providence Station, which is a 10 – 15 minute walk or drive to Providence Public Library.

Providence Station
100 Gaspee Street
Providence, RI 02903

Members attending should gather in the library lobby at 12:45. Those who arrive earlier are encouraged to visit the library’s current exhibit On the Table.

A Gallery Talk: Beyond Words at the ISG

A Gallery Talk: Beyond Words at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
The Beyond Words Exhibit Gallery Talk will be given by Valentine Talland, Senior Objects Conservator at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. For more information about the Beyond Words Exhibit, click here.
Where:
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

25 Evans Way
Boston, MA 02115

For directions to the museum, please visit:
http://www.gardnermuseum.org/visit/directions
Please plan to arrive at the museum on your own in time for the tour.

When:
Nov. 10, 2016
6:00 pm

Cost:

$20.00

Admission to the museum is included in the fee.

Limited to 15 registrants.

To register for the event, please follow this link:

“Vessel” is now open

Vessel2014Vessel, the Guild of Book Workers traveling exhibit, has dropped anchor in New England for its final stop at North Bennet Street School and is now open.

Visit the exhibit in the Windgate Gallery at the school any time during regular school hours,

Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm until August 31

 North Bennet Street School is located at 150 North Street in Boston’s North End. Validated parking is available at the “Parcel 7” garage, 136 Blackstone St. The closest T stop is Haymarket on the Orange or Green Lines.

Join us for the opening reception in the Windgate Gallery at the school on Thursday, July 21 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. In addition to the 50 works on display, three local exhibitors, Erik Demaine, Graham Patten and Colin Urbina, will be present to speak about their piece. Talks will take place around 7:00.

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A catalog of the exhibit is available at the national Guild website.

The Exquisite Corpse

Outgoing Program Chair Erin Fletcher writes on her blog at HerringboneBindery.com about the conclusion of The Exquisite Corpse, a collaboration between the North Bennet Street School second year students and the New England Guild of Book Workers. Erin writes:

An Exquisite Corpse is a method of illustration invented by Surrealists in the early 1910s, where each collaborator adds to a composition in sequence usually without seeing the prior portion. Upon reveal this rule to hide the previous sequences offers up an abstract and amusing portrait. Each student created a plaquette covered in neutral leather (we used Harmatan Terracotta and Brown goatskin) and also completed the “head” portion of the figure. The plaquette’s were about 18in x 6in; allowing each participant to cover a 6in square portion of the board.

The artists statements are included below. Read the entire article on Erin’s Blog.

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Geographies Exhibit and Reception at Creative Arts Workshop

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Geographies: New England Book Work Featuring the New England Chapter of Book Workers

Creative Arts Workshop
80 Audubon Street
New Haven CT 06510
September 18 – October 30, 2015

Reception
Friday, September 25, 6-8pm
Join us to toast the last stop on this exhibition’s New England tour!

Speakers starting at 7pm include:
Todd Pattison, Chair of the New England Chapter of the Guild of Bookworkers and participating artist
Erin Fletcher, Program Co-Coordinator for the New England Chapter of the Guild of Bookworkers
Paulette Rosen, Department Head of Book Arts at Creative Arts Workshop.

Participating Artists:
Cathy Adelman, Susan Bonthron, Marianna Brotherton, Patty Bruce, Bexx Caswell, Elizabeth Curran, Eric Drzewianowski, Penelope Hall, Karen Hanmer, Barbara Adams Hebard, Deborah Howe, Nancy Leavitt, Anne McLain, Nancy H. Nitzberg, John Nove, Jan Owen, Graham Patten, Todd Pattison, Lindsley Elisa Hand Rice, Sarah M. Smith, Pamela Spitzmueller, Julie B. Stackpole, Gerritt VanDerwerker, Laurie Whitehill Chong, Rutherford Witthus, Stephanie Wolff

For more information, visit http://creativeartsworkshop.org/gallery/geographies-new-england-book-work/.

Geographies Exhibit now at University of Vermont

Geographies - Graham Patten

Geographies: New England Book Work, the New England Chapter of The Guild of Book Workers exhibition, is now on view at The University of Vermont’s Bailey/Howe Library in Burlington, Vermont through December 12, 2014.

Join us for a guided tour of the exhibit on
 Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 6:30-7:30 pm. Meet in Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library at UVM. Exhibitors Deborah Howe and Stephanie Wolff will lead a guided tour of the exhibit. They will discuss the creation of their own books in the show, methods of construction used by other exhibitors, and contemporary bookbinding and book arts. Deborah Howe is the Collections Conservator and a Book Arts Instructor at Dartmouth College Library, and board member of the Morgan Conservatory in Cleveland, Ohio. Stephanie Wolff is an artist, hand bookbinder, and book conservator. She teaches book arts to students of all ages, including at Dartmouth College Library’s Book Arts Workshop. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, email uvmsc@uvm.edu or call (802) 656-2138.

Geographies: New England Book Work includes bookbindings and artist’s books that relate to the theme of New England created by 26 of our members. Included are classic regional texts, books that make personal connections to the region, and New England history from a variety of perspectives, among other topics. It is open to the public and located in the display cases on the main floor of UVM’s Bailey/Howe Library in Burlington, VT. The show will remain on view through December 12, 2014. For library hours see http://library.uvm.edu/hours/

Subsequent tour stops include Williams College in Massachusetts; Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, and the show ends its run in October of 2015 at Connecticut’s Creative Arts Workshop.

For more information on the exhibition and the complete schedule please go to the post on our chapter blog: https://negbw.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/geographies-new-england-book-work/

Geographies Exhibit Now in Maine

Geographies: New England Book Work, the New England Chapter of The Guild of Book Workers exhibition is now on view at The University of Southern Maine’s Wishcamper Center in Portland, Maine through August 22, 2014.

This show of bookbindings and artist’s books includes work that relates to the theme of New England from 26 of our members. Included are classic regional texts, books that make personal connections to the region, and New England history from a variety of perspectives, among other topics.

Geographies: New England Book Work is open to the public and located at USM’s Pope-Cheney Art Studio on the first floor of the Wishcamper Center, 34 Bedford St. Portland, ME. Summer open hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, closed weekends and holidays.

http://usm.maine.edu/bookarts/pope-cheney-art-studio

The show will remain on view through August 22.

Subsequent tour stops include the University of Vermont, Burlington, VT; Williams College in Massachusetts; Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, and the show ends its run in October of 2015 at Connecticut’s Creative Arts Workshop.

For more information on the exhibition and the complete schedule please go to the post on our chapter blog:
https://negbw.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/geographies-new-england-book-work/