February 15-16 2013
POG Presents one evening plus one full day and evening of events that feature “the book” in a panel, educational workshops in letterpress printing, hand bookmaking, publishing, and writing for the book arts, and a talk and poetry reading by two book arts & publishing practitioners.
February 15 7pm: Opening Statement, Panel Discussion, and Reception.
At The Drawing Studio, 33 S 6th Ave, Tucson
February 16, 8am– 5pm: Workshops at The Letterpress Lab at The University of Arizona,
1035 Mabel Street, Tucson, just across the street from the UA School of Art Graduate Art Studios.
One 4-hour workshop each led by Kennedy, Schlesinger, Alexander, and Vinson
February 16, 7:30pm –9:30pm, Poetry Reading by Kyle Schlesinger & Charles Alexander,
Presentation by Amos Paul Kennedy Jr., at The Drawing Studio
Cost: $5 for each evening event, $3 students.
Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. is the proprietor of KennedyPrints, and has presented printing workshops throughout the United States. He is currently moving from Alabama to Detroit to begin a new letterpress project, The Detroit Printing Plant. For Kennedy, letterpress is a social and political and artistic practice.
Kyle Schlesinger is the proprietor of Cuneiform Press. He has been involved with small press bookmaking and publishing for some 15 years, and has published some of the most innovative writers in North America and Great Britain. Schlesinger plies his publishing and letterpress art in Austin, Texas, and teaches at the University of Houston at Victoria.
Alice Vinson is a fine artist working in book making and other forms. In her own words, “I am an artist who weaves tales by combining both words and images. Each book I create, whether fact or fiction, poetry or prose, is fashioned in a specific visual and textual manner to evoke the sense of a particular moment in my life. The results are works that stand apart from one another in both form and content, each one as individual and unique as the moment it represents.”
Charles Alexander is the director of Chax Press in Tucson, which has published some 150 books, including fine art letterpress works, one-of-a-kind artist’s books, and small press readers’ editions. Alexander has presented readings and workshops throughout North America and in Great Britain. He is also the author of 5 full-length books of poetry as well as many chapbooks of poetry.
Karen Zimmermann is Associate Professor of Art at the University of Arizona School of Art, where she has helped to develop and sponsor programs at the Book Arts and Letterpress Lab. She teaches courses that explore two-dimensional and time-based materials as well as theoretical, historical, and critical issues in design.
Workshops $75 for one, $125 for two.
Register online at P O G : poetry in action, or call 520-275-4330 for information.
POG is a 501(c)3 organization. For more information please visit gopog.org, email email@example.com, or phone 520-615-7803