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Book Arts 2013 Calendar

 

January 8–April 23, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:00–6:30

Class: Artists’ Book 1 & 2

Instructors: Marnie Powers-Torrey and Emily Tipps

Location: Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, level 4

Course numbers: Art 4090 & 4095 (non-major); Art 4390 & 4395 (art major).
Contact Marnie Powers-Torrey for graduate credit information.

Class fee: $400 materials fee: $60

Artists’ books, be they traditional or experimental, require the integration of content, format, and various media. The exploration of these relationships allows students to develop their personal concepts into accomplished artists’ books. Through discussion and critique, the appropriate format for each idea is identified, adapted, customized, applied, and produced. Learn foundational bookbinding, low-tech image-making processes, and the functions of various bookmaking structures and materials. As a final project to be exhibited in a class show, each participant crafts either a one-of-a-kind book or an edition of artists’ books.

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Marnie Powers-Torrey holds an MFA in photography from the University of Utah and a BA in English and Philosophy from Boston College’s Honors Program. She is the Managing Director of the Book Arts Program and Red Butte Press, an Associate Librarian (Lecturer), and academic advisor for the minor and certificate in book arts. Marnie teaches letterpress printing, artists’ books, and other courses for the Book Arts Program and elsewhere. She is master printer for the Red Butte Press, harnessing the mighty printing power of a full staff of excellent printers. A founding member of the College Book Arts Association, she served as Awards Chair for three years and currently serves on the board of directors. Her work is exhibited and held in collections nationally.

Emily Tipps is Binding Instructor, Program Manager, and Assistant Librarian (Lecturer) at the Book Arts Program at the University of Utah, as well as the proprietor of High5 Press, which publishes innovative writing in the form of handmade artist’s books. She holds a BA in English from Wesleyan University, an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Colorado, and an MFA in Book Arts from the University of Alabama. Emily’s work is exhibited and held in collections nationally.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

 

January 18–March 3

Exhibition: Nahuatl Spoken Here

Curator: Luise Poulton

Location: Special Collections Gallery, J. Willard Marriott Library, level 4

Gallery hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00–6:00; Saturday, 9:00–6:00; Hours differ during University breaks and holidays.

The exhibition is FREE and open to the public.

Nahuatl was the language of the Aztec and is spoken by approximately 1.5 million people today. The Latin American Studies Program at the University of Utah began teaching Nahuatl in fall 2012. The University of Utah is the only academic institution teaching Nahuatl on a regular basis. The Rare Books Division holds one of the largest collections of Mesoamerican codex facsimiles in the United States, thanks to Prof. Charles Elliott Dibble (1909–2002), one of the world’s leading experts on Mesoamerica. Dr. Dibble taught at the University of Utah in the department of Anthropology for four decades. He donated his extensive book collection to the J. Willard Marriott Library. The Rare Books Division continues to build on this legacy. On exhibition are copies of Mesoamerican facsimiles, 16th through 18th century first editions of European/Nahuatl books, and 20th century artists’ books inspired by a far-from-forgotten culture.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

No events scheduled.

March 20–April 17, Wednesdays, 5:00–8:00

Workshop: Simple Book Repairs for At-Home Curators

Instructor: Tomomi Nakashima

Location: Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, level 4

Workshop fee: $180 materials fee: $50

As a result of age and use, sometimes books of the highest personal value are also the most damaged. Learn to love your books by repairing them! This five-week workshop, limited to ten motivated participants, covers foundational book repair techniques including dry cleaning; paper mending; sewing; repairing loose joints, torn spines, and endcaps; and reattaching detached boards. Manual dexterity and patience are highly recommended. Participants receive a kit of basic materials and tools as well as damaged books on which to practice repair techniques. At the seminar's completion, participants are able to assess damage to non-rare books and execute basic, non-damaging repair techniques.

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Tomomi Nakashima started book conservation training in 1997 as a student employee at the Marriott Library, University of Utah while working on an MA in linguistics. In 2002, she relocated to Mesa, AZ where she worked as a book conservator for Roswell Bookbinding. Returning to Utah and the Marriott Library in 2005, she is currently the Head Conservator in the Preservation Department, taking care of rare books and various special projects for the University collections.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

April 6, Saturday, 1:00–5:00

Educator’s workshop: Material Mash-up: A Medley of Decorative Techniques
This workshop is repeated on September 7, Saturday, 1:00–5:00

Instructors: Laura Decker, Mary Toscano, Emiline Twitchell, and Jessica Wilson

Location: Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, level 4

Workshop fee: underwritten for educators

Tune up your fingers for a book arts hootenanny where decorative techniques take the mic to enhance K-12 lesson plans. Book Arts Program staff treat participants to four variations on a theme: paste paper, stencil-making, pastel transfers, and printmaking. Educators leave with an accordion book filled with the harmonious notes of ink, paste, paint, pastel, and have the instruments necessary to help students’ work sing.

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Laura Decker received her BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2009. Working mainly in printmaking and drawing, she exhibits nationally. Laura currently holds the position of Grants & Outreach Coordinator at the Book Arts Program.

Mary Toscano grew up in Salt Lake City and received a BFA in Printmaking and Photography from the University of Utah. Exhibiting nationally, she works on and with paper in drawing, printmaking, and installation. Mary is the Exhibitions Coordinator for the Marriott Library and the Book Arts Program.

Emiline Twitchell received a BA in English and a Book Arts Certificate from the University of Utah in 2011. She exhibits her work locally and is experienced as a bookbinder, book and paper conservator, and printmaker. Emiline is the Studio Coordinator and Exhibitions Assistant for the Book Arts Program.

Jessica Wilson is pursuing a degree in sculpture from the University of Utah. As an intern with the Book Arts Program, she is developing new curricula for the Treasure Chest and K-12 outreach programs. She has a background in youth theatre and has taught creative expression and drama techniques internationally.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

May 3–June 30

Exhibition: Booking a Brouhaha: Artists’ Books Course V

Curator: Marnie Powers-Torrey and Emily Tipps

Location: Special Collections Gallery, J. Willard Marriott Library, level 4

Gallery hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00–6:00; Saturday, 9:00–6:00; Hours differ during University breaks and holidays.

The exhibition is FREE and open to the public.

Book Arts Program students trigger quite a commotion as they showcase the final editions and ingenious bookwork created as part of spring semester’s Artists’ Books class. Revel in the design, writing, and craft that coalesce to produce a bit of everything from one-of-a-kind masterpieces to democratic multiples. As the world of the printed page explodes in different directions, these students utilize the ensuing pandemonium to instigate stunning innovations in the art of the book.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

 

May 14–July 2, Tuesdays, 5:00–8:00

Class: Non-Credit Letterpress

Instructor: Claire Taylor

Location: Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, level 4

Class fee: $280 materials fee: $60

This gem of an eight-week class introduces the fundamentals of letterpress, from paper selection and cutting to mixing ink and printing. Practicing a variety of techniques and using an array of media—miraculous moveable type, dazzling zinc cuts, luscious linoleum blocks, and precious pressure prints, among others—participants design and produce several projects with the jewels of the Book Arts Studio: its flatbed cylinder and clamshell platen presses.

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Claire Taylor is the Studio Manager at the Book Arts Program. She received a BFA from the University of Utah in printmaking in 2007. Working mainly in letterpress and drawn media, she exhibits nationally.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

No events scheduled.

July 13, Saturday, 9:00–5:00

Workshop: Tunnel Vision

Instructors: Laura Decker and Emily Tipps

Location: Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, level 4

Workshop fee: $80 materials fee: $30

Dive headfirst into the twisting, turning, winding, and wondrous world of tunnel books! In this playful double-spined form, two concertinas create collapsible walls which, when extended, draw the viewer into a miniature, magical world. Overlapping layers, shapes, and spaces tease the perspective and tickle the imagination. In this one-day workshop, participants peer into examples from the Marriott Library's Rare Books Collection, before developing content and learning techniques to handcraft one-of-a-kind books. Attendees enter with individual ideas, text, and imagery; engage with provided materials and creative prompts; then emerge with a spontaneous invention.

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Laura Decker received her BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2009. Working mainly in printmaking and drawing, she exhibits nationally. Laura currently holds the position of Grants & Outreach Coordinator at the Book Arts Program.

Emily Tipps is Binding Instructor, Program Manager, and Assistant Librarian (Lecturer) at the Book Arts Program at the University of Utah, as well as the proprietor of High5 Press, which publishes innovative writing in the form of handmade artist’s books. She holds a BA in English from Wesleyan University, an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Colorado, and an MFA in Book Arts from the University of Alabama. Emily’s work is exhibited and held in collections nationally.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

 

July 26 & 27, Friday & Saturday, 9:00–5:00

Workshop: The Amazing Dremel

Instructor: Jill Timm

Location: Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, level 4

Workshop fee: $160 materials fee: $50

Learn to make books out of just about anything! Participants bring a Dremel tool and learn to drill, cut, carve, etch, shape, polish, and grind non-traditional bookmaking materials such as glass, plastic, metal, wood, and tile. This well-crafted workshop expands options with various media and alteration methods. Participants leave with a sample book showcasing all presented techniques.

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Jill Timm is a full-time book artist who focuses on small editions of handcrafted books that portray the spirit and aesthetics of the natural environment. A varied background in graphic design, photography, teaching, marketing, and business culminated in the founding of Mystical Places Press. Jill’s professional achievements include awards across various areas of specialization. She has work in many corporate, university, public, and private collections worldwide. Her artist books are included in several books on consumer crafts and bookmaking. She is also the publisher of Artist Book News, a full-color marketing newsletter representing book artists worldwide.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

August 2 & 3, Friday & Saturday, 9:00–5:00

Educator’s workshop: Sum of Parts

Instructor: Louona Tanner

Location: Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, level 4

Workshop fee: underwritten for educators

As Aristotle once said, “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Beginning with the basics – sewing, folds and flaps – Louona Tanner, book wizard, transforms book structures into crazy complex combinations. As apprentices, participants learn the minor modifications that presto change-o simple forms into charmed structures. Minus the magic, the whole really is just made up of parts.

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Louona Tanner is a local calligrapher, book artist, and educator. She has taught bookbinding with the Leonardo, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Utah Arts Council, Great Salt Lake Book Festival, and the Utah Calligraphic Artists Association. Louona taught books with Youth City Artways for 8 years prior to it’s closing. She is the head instructor for the Treasure Chest of Rare Books (K-12), a Book Arts Program taking the history of the book into Utah schools, and is a returning instructor for the educator workshops at the Book Arts Program at the University of Utah.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

 

August 16 & 24, Friday & Saturday, 9:00–5:00

Workshop: Let’s Get Digital

Instructors: Laura Decker, Mary Toscano, and David Wolske

Location: Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, level 4

Workshop Fee: $160 plus materials fee

Skip the typesetting and carving and get physical with current design software and photopolymer plates to print type, illustrations, and halftone images. Spend Friday in the Marriott Library computer lab learning to create the image files required for conversion into film negatives. The following Saturday, use these negatives in making and printing from a photopolymer plate. Meld old and new technologies and leave with a portfolio of imaginative work.

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Laura Decker received her BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2009. Working mainly in printmaking and drawing, she exhibits nationally. Laura currently holds the position of Grants & Outreach Coordinator at the Book Arts Program.

Mary Toscano grew up in Salt Lake City and received a BFA in Printmaking and Photography from the University of Utah. Exhibiting nationally, she works on and with paper in drawing, printmaking, and installation. Mary is the Exhibitions Coordinator for the Marriott Library and the Book Arts Program.

David Wolske is Assistant Librarian (Lecturer) and Creative Director for the Book Arts Program and Red Butte Press. He has taught design, typography, and letterpress printing at Indiana University, Herron School of Art & Design, the Center for Book & Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago, The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, and The University of Utah. David's letterpress work is featured in multiple design and letterpress publications. He holds awards from the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Type Director's Club, and the Society of Typographic Arts.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

 

August 26–December 11, Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:40–12:40

Class: Academic Bookbinding 1, 2, & 3

Instructor: Emily Tipps

Location: Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, level 4

Course Numbers: Art 3065, 4065, & 4075 (non-major); Art 3365, 4375, & 4385 (art major).
Contact Marnie Powers-Torrey for graduate credit information.

Academic class, must be an admitted student.

Explore the basic elements of bookbinding, including design and construction of the traditional book. Participants produce and take away a variety of binding models. Build on a foundation of knowledge to produce an individually designed bookwork. Intermediate and advanced students select avenues of bookbinding to pursue on a more sophisticated and artistic level.

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Emily Tipps is Binding Instructor, Program Manager, and Assistant Librarian (Lecturer) at the Book Arts Program at the University of Utah, as well as the proprietor of High5 Press, which publishes innovative writing in the form of handmade artist’s books. She holds a BA in English from Wesleyan University, an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Colorado, and an MFA in Book Arts from the University of Alabama. Emily’s work is exhibited and held in collections nationally.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

 

August 27–December 12, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:00–5:00

Class: Academic Letterpress 1, 2 & 3

Instructor: Marnie Powers-Torrey

Location: Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, level 4

Course Numbers: Art 3060, 4060, & 4070 (non-major); Art 3360, 4370, & 4380 (art major).
Contact Marnie Powers-Torrey for graduate credit information.

Academic class, must be an admitted student.

Design several letterpress projects and learn how to print them using movable type and hand-operated presses. Through discussion and critique, learn basic elements of design and typography and how to integrate other printing processes into letterpress work. Intermediate and advanced students deepen their exploration of letterpress by designing a program of study at a more complex and sophisticated level. Each student leaves with a class portfolio.

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Marnie Powers-Torrey holds an MFA in photography from the University of Utah and a BA in English and Philosophy from Boston College’s Honors Program. She is the Managing Director of the Book Arts Program and Red Butte Press, an Associate Librarian (Lecturer), and academic advisor for the minor and certificate in book arts. Marnie teaches letterpress printing, artists’ books, and other courses for the Book Arts Program and elsewhere. She is master printer for the Red Butte Press, harnessing the mighty printing power of a full staff of excellent printers. A founding member of the College Book Arts Association, she served as Awards Chair for three years and currently serves on the board of directors. Her work is exhibited and held in collections nationally.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

 

August 30–December 13, Fridays, 9:40–12:40

Class: Typographic Communication and Book Design

Instructor: David Wolske

Location: Computer Lab 1745, J. Willard Marriott Library, level 1

Course Numbers: Des 3320 & 5320

Academic class, must be an admitted student.

Investigate the fundamentals of typography and the elements of design and layout that influence the meaning of visible language. Learn to select and combine content appropriate typefaces and develop dynamic information hierarchies. In addition, the class will explore the principles and practice of planning, designing, and producing books.

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David Wolske is Assistant Librarian (Lecturer) and Creative Director for the Book Arts Program and Red Butte Press. He has taught design, typography, and letterpress printing at Indiana University, Herron School of Art & Design, the Center for Book & Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago, The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, and The University of Utah. David's letterpress work is featured in multiple design and letterpress publications. He holds awards from the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Type Director's Club, and the Society of Typographic Arts.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

September 4–October 2, Wednesdays, 5:00–8:00

Class: Non-Credit Bookmaking

Instructor: Emiline Twitchell

Location: Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, level 4

Class fee: $180 materials fee: $45

This fast-paced, five-week bookmaking venture introduces participants to binding fundamentals. Class participants learn to craft several book and book-related structures, including folded forms, non-adhesive bindings, case bindings, and enclosures. Students have the option of binding blank books or incorporating content of their own design. Topics of discussion include studio practices, the selection and utility of various materials, the role of the handmade book, and ways to generate content, but the primary emphasis is on craft.

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Emiline Twitchell received a BA in English and a Book Arts Certificate from the University of Utah in 2011. She exhibits her work locally and is experienced as a bookbinder, book and paper conservator, and printmaker. Emiline is the Studio Coordinator and Exhibitions Assistant for the Book Arts Program.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

 

September 7, Saturday, 1:00–5:00

Educator’s workshop: Material Mash-up: A Medley of Decorative Techniques

Instructors: Laura Decker, Mary Toscano, Emiline Twitchell, and Jessica Wilson

Location: Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, level 4

Workshop fee: underwritten for educators

Tune up your fingers for a book arts hootenanny where decorative techniques take the mic to enhance K-12 lesson plans. Book Arts Program staff treat participants to four variations on a theme: paste paper, stencil-making, pastel transfers, and printmaking. Educators leave with an accordion book filled with the harmonious notes of ink, paste, paint, pastel, and have the instruments necessary to help students’ work sing.

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Laura Decker received her BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2009. Working mainly in printmaking and drawing, she exhibits nationally. Laura currently holds the position of Grants & Outreach Coordinator at the Book Arts Program.

Mary Toscano grew up in Salt Lake City and received a BFA in Printmaking and Photography from the University of Utah. Exhibiting nationally, she works on and with paper in drawing, printmaking, and installation. Mary is the Exhibitions Coordinator for the Marriott Library and the Book Arts Program.

Emiline Twitchell received a BA in English and a Book Arts Certificate from the University of Utah in 2011. She exhibits her work locally and is experienced as a bookbinder, book and paper conservator, and printmaker. Emiline is the Studio Coordinator and Exhibitions Assistant for the Book Arts Program.

Jessica Wilson is pursuing a degree in sculpture from the University of Utah. As an intern with the Book Arts Program, she is developing new curricula for the Treasure Chest and K-12 outreach programs. She has a background in youth theatre and has taught creative expression and drama techniques internationally.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

October 23–November 13, Wednesdays, 5:00–8:00

Workshop: The Articulate Hand: An Introduction to Calligraphy

Instructor: Louona Tanner

Location: Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, level 4

Workshop fee: $150 materials fee: $30

All text – be it written, printed, or digital – stems from the hand. A long lineage of mark-making implements, pigments, inks, and substrates has literally shaped and informed our contemporary alphabets. Over the course of this four-week introductory workshop, students explore calligraphy through hands-on practice, as well as discussion of its history, styles, usages, modern trends, and design principles. Using a variety of media, participants learn to analyze a calligraphic hand and produce an Uncial alphabet and create two small books and two wall pieces showcasing their work. In the digital age, our linguistic roots can be tapped – with pen, paper, and ink – in the attentive practice of the articulate hand.

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Louona Tanner is a Utah calligrapher and book artist. She graduated from Weber State University in Art, and was nominated for both woman of the year and talent of the year. She has served twice as president of the Utah Calligraphic Artists’ Association and has exhibited her work throughout Utah and at national calligraphy conventions. She has taught calligraphy, gold leaf, and book arts classes for UCA, UMFA, Utah Humanities Council, Great Salt Lake Book Festival, YouthCity Artways, The Leonardo, and the Book Arts Program at the J. Willard Marriott Library.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

November 9, Saturday, 9:00–5:00

Workshop: Press to Post in a Day

Instructor: Mary Toscano

Location: Book Arts Studio, J. Willard Marriott Library, level 4

Workshop fee: $80 materials fee: $30

Hoping to send unique holiday cards this year? Want to personalize thank-you cards? Got a great idea for a sassy salutation? Get down and dirty with some printer's devilry! This card-printing extravaganza introduces the aesthetic and technical delights of letterpress printing. Bring a message and use the Book Arts Program’s vast collection of vintage zinc cuts and metal type to design and print an inspired and personalized greeting. Leave with an edition of approximately fifty letterpress-printed cards.

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Mary Toscano grew up in Salt Lake City and received a BFA in Printmaking and Photography from the University of Utah. Exhibiting nationally, she works on and with paper in drawing, printmaking, and installation. Mary is the Exhibitions Coordinator for the Marriott Library and the Book Arts Program.

Relicensure points are available from the Utah State Board of Education.

For more information: bookartsprogram@utah.edu or 801-585-9191

No events scheduled.

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Laura Decker

Grants and Outreach Coordinator, Book Arts Program

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Marnie Powers-Torrey

Managing Director, Book Arts Program and Red Butte Press

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Claire Taylor

Studio Manager, Book Arts Program

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Emily Tipps

Program Manager and Instructor, Book Arts Program

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Mary Toscano

Library Exhibitions and Studio Coordinator, Book Arts Program

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Emiline Twitchell

Studio Coordinator and Exhibitions Assistant, Book Arts Program

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David Wolske

Creative Director, Book Arts Program and Red Butte Press

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