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Celebrate the Book & Paper Arts with KSL's Octavofest Events
Kelvin Smith Library will host several events as part of Octavofest, an annual celebration of the book and paper arts during the month of October. This year's events center around the theme of travel and are free and open to the public.
Around the World in 80 Books
KSL presents an exhibit of 80 books and manuscripts from the library’s Special Collections, University Archives and circulating collections that illustrate different perspectives on travel from around the world over a broad range of time periods.
When: Monday, Oct. 7 — Friday, Dec. 20 during regular business hours
Where: Hatch Reading Room (KSL, 2nd Floor)
Travel Journal Workshop & Presentation
Join artist Aimee Lee for a workshop to learn to create your own travel journals using fine art papers. Each participant will create variations of two different types of bindings. Materials needed to make the journals will be provided. Following the workshop, guest presenters Amy Kesegich and Jared Bendis will share their travel experiences and journals.
When: Saturday, Oct. 19, 9—11 a.m. (Workshop), 11:30 a.m.—1 p.m. (Presentation)
Where: Dampeer Room (KSL, 2nd Floor)
The workshop and presentation are free to attend, but registration is required.
Please note: Workshop is limited to the first 25 participants who register.
About the Presenters:
- Aimee Lee, an artist who works in paper, book and installation arts, holds a BA in Visual Arts from Oberlin College and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago. She researched Korean paper arts as a Fulbright fellow and built the first Korean papermaking studio in North America in 2010 at the Morgan Conservatory in Cleveland. In 2012, The Legacy Press published her book, Hanji Unfurled: One Journey into Korean Papermaking, honored by the Eric Hoffer Book Award in 2013. She travels widely to lecture, teach, exhibit and serve as a resident artist.
- Amy Kesegich is a poet and current chair of the English, Communication, Modern Languages and Theatre department at Notre Dame College. She has published poetry in Whiskey Island, California Quarterly, Frost Notes, Poetry Motel, White Pelican Review Rubbertop Review and Poetography. She has a chapbook, Spare Change, published by Bits Press. Her art journaling experiences began as a team-taught course on The Artist Journal with artist and professor Rachel Morris. Since then, she has been chronicling her travels — to New Mexico, France and the geography of her own mind — in a series of colorful journals.
- Jared Bendis is an award-winning installation artist, photographer, teacher, playwright and filmmaker. He is a specialist in photography, virtual reality and computer graphics and serves as the Creative New Media Officer for Kelvin Smith Library. As part of From Castle to Castle Films, he has traveled all over the world to create original programming, electronic travel journals and blogs about castles and culture.
To view all Octavofest events in Northeast Ohio, click here.
Posted by Hannah Levy on October 8, 2013 12:28 PM