Mount St. Joseph Gallery Exhibition!
The Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph announces the opening of book/ARTS/book (September 22-October 25, 2013) highlights recent hand-made books by Cincinnati Book Arts Society (CBAS) members. An Artists’ Reception is planned for Sunday, September 22, from 2-4pm. A panel of CBAS members will discuss the current panorama for hand-made book arts at 2:30pm in Art 104, adjacent to the Gallery. The public is cordially invited to meet many of the participating CBAS members, view their work, take in the panel discussion and enjoy light refreshments.
The Cincinnati Book Arts Society was the inspiration of Gabrielle Fox, an internationally known miniature book artist and book conservator, in the late 1990s. Ms. Fox, who trained in England, describes Cincinnati book arts at that time as, “a very loosely organized group of both professionals and amateurs who live in the area and are artists, printers, paper makers, bookbinders, writers or have other associated interests.” In the summer of 1999 the first in the continuing series of book arts exhibitions at the Main Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County was staged. BookWorks 14 ran this past summer at the Main Library with 77 artworks displayed by 23 CBAS artists.
The exhibition at the Mount’s SSG Art Gallery features recent works by CBAS members that demonstrate various techniques and approaches used in traditional and contemporary bookbinding and is intended to expand the growing interest and enthusiasm for hand-crafted book arts to a wider regional audience and to continue the BookWorks tradition “to showcase a selection of handmade books that demonstrate a variety of techniques and approaches used in traditional and contemporary bookbinding.” Lou Kroner, current president of CBAS, offers this, “Members of the Cincinnati Book Arts Society are excited about the opening of the book/ARTS/book exhibition and especially about the collaboration between CBAS and the Mount’s Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery. CBAS was started to create a spirit of community among those interested in book-related arts and to re-energize those who still enjoy the look and feel of books. We look forward to future shared ventures.”
· Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, 1-5 p.m.
· The Gallery is closed on major holidays, including the MSJ’s Mid-Semester Holiday, Friday, October 11th.
· Admission is free. For more information, call Studio San Giuseppe at 513-244-4314.
Photo Artist to Visit Hiram College
Latino photographer Jose Galvez will visit Hiram College on Friday, September 20, 2013, as part of the College’s Bissell Symposium. He will present a series of classroom talks and meet with students, faculty and staff. The program will include an all-campus talk at 3 p.m.
In the last 40 years, Galvez’s photographs have been exhibited in museums and galleries here and abroad, including the Smithsonian. Using black and white film, Galvez crafts a powerful and unparalleled historical record of the Latino experience in America. His compelling work, created with respect, pride and without pretense, captures the beauty of daily life. Galvez’s personal history, love of family and cultural knowledge enable him to pursue his work with a reverent understanding of the stories behind the images.
Galvez majored in journalism at the University of Arizona. Upon graduation he became a staff photographer at the Arizona Daily Star, then moved on to the Los Angeles Times, becoming the first Mexican-American photographer on staff. In 1984, he was on a team of reporters and photographers that won a Pulitzer Prize for a series on Latino life in southern California; they were the first ever Mexican-American journalists to win a Pulitzer Prize.
Malone University's Several Fall Art Shows
The Fountain Gallery is currently featuring, "Courage: An Attempted Explanation/Understanding" by Akron artist Debra DeGregorio from now through October 1, 2013.
DeGregorio's unique installation combines cloth mâché 'mountains' with drawings using sumi ink, acrylic paint, pastels, and colored pencil on paper. Connecting the distinct elements are tiny foot prints, small ladders, and flags which create the sense of a landscape.
DeGregorio says of her work, "I am describing the mammoth and courageous task of living everyday in the vast interior and exterior arena of history, memory, emotions, interactions and futures."
Born in Pittsburgh, Penn., DeGregorio received a BFA in printmaking and drawing from Kent State University, studied ceramics and printmaking at the University of Akron, and earned an MFA in printmaking from SUNY. She teaches drawing, design, and painting at Youngstown State University and Kent State University. DeGregorio also works as a gardener with Square Gardens, a business she owns with her partner and fellow artist, Trey Berry. More information on DeGregorio and her work can be found at http://www.debradegregorio.com.
Art-in-a-Case is currently featuring small collage works by Akron artist, Caryn Steerman, now through December 6. Steerman, a mixed media artist, has exhibited in galleries throughout Northeast Ohio and in West Virginia. The small collages displayed in the Case are typical of her work using found images, with words and short phrases to create highly personal works layered with meaning. The narrative created by these works challenges the viewer to reconcile the juxtaposition of contrasting words and imagery and rewards close and careful viewing.
Steerman often donates work to benefit charitable causes. Her most recent exhibits include: Frigid Art Exhibit at Asterisk Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio; Project Water at Studio 2041, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; Photo Booth Project at Massillon Museum, Massillon, Ohio.