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Minnesota Center for Book Arts

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Minneapolis,55415
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March 2022

Poetry Is Not a Luxury exhibition

March 18 - May 14
Minnesota Center for Book Arts, 1011 Washington Ave S Ste 100
Minneapolis,55415
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Free

Poetry Is Not a Luxury, a powerful exhibition featuring 26 book artists hailing from Vermont to South Korea, is titled after writer Audre Lorde’s 1977 essay on the intersections of creativity and activism that were not only essential to her own work, but also to a diverse group of feminist thinkers at the time. It was with this understanding of the power of creativity that Maymanah Farhat curated the exhibition, beginning with Miné Okubo’s 1946 graphic memoir Citizen 13660. Having…

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Opening Reception: Poetry Is Not a Luxury

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Minnesota Center for Book Arts, 1011 Washington Ave S Ste 100
Minneapolis,55415
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Join us for an opening reception celebrating Poetry Is Not a Luxury! Meet curator Maymanah Farhat and hear from local exhibiting artists, who will give brief remarks at 7pm. RSVP via Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opening-reception-poetry-is-not-a-luxury-tickets-292507697397 This purposeful exhibition features 26 book artists and is titled after writer Audre Lorde’s 1977 essay on the intersections of creativity and activism that were not only essential to her own work, but also to a diverse group of feminist thinkers at the time. The exhibition,…

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Cynthia Weiss: Mismatch/Murmuration/Memory

March 26 - July 9
Minnesota Center for Book Arts, 1011 Washington Ave S Ste 100
Minneapolis,55415
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Cynthia Weiss creates large paper and Tyvek installations using negative and positive space, and light and shadow, to explore themes of absence and presence. She works from field notes, drawings, and research on ecosystems at risk. In her Outlook Gallery installation, Cynthia celebrates the Mississippi River flyway. She speaks to issues of environmental mismatch and adaptive climate practices like silviculture needed to sustain our forests and rivers. The process of mismatch and mistiming happens when animals and birds return to…

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April 2022

Panel Talk: 2020 McKnight Book Artist Fellows

April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Minnesota Center for Book Arts, 1011 Washington Ave S Ste 100
Minneapolis,55415
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We invite you to join us for a public artist panel featuring our two 2020* McKnight Book Artist Fellows, Paula McCartney and Lisa Nebenzahl, in conversation with the visiting arts professionals who worked closely with them throughout their fellowship year, Allie Haeusslein and Susan kae Grant. After brief visual presentations by Paula and Lisa , the discussion will center around how their creative practices have evolved, their artistic trajectory as a whole, and the relationships built between the McKnight Fellows…

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June 2022

TIME LINES: New Work by MCBA’s Artist Collective

June 29 @ 10:00 am - July 30 @ 5:00 pm
Minnesota Center for Book Arts, 1011 Washington Ave S Ste 100
Minneapolis,55415
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MCBA Main Gallery May 26–July 30, 2022 Free and open to the public As a narrative art form, book art is an ideal vehicle for expressing the movement of time. A book artist can control time by deciding when the viewer turns a page, where their eye travels, and how the work unfolds. Time is also apparent in the dedication of book artists to traditional crafts such as hand papermaking and printmaking, and in the nuanced layers visible as a…

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