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Marilyn Stablein (Book Arts Editions) at Wayzgoose

(The Alcuin Society Wayzgoose will be held Sat. Nov 4, 1030 -430, Vancouver Public Library Central Branch)

Marilyn Stablein of Portland Oregon is a poet and mixed media artist working in artist books and collage.  Her books are featured in The Bone Folder, Lark’s 100 & 500 Artist Books series, on the cover of Bound & Lettered and in books and journals.  Her work is in private and public collections including the University of Washington, MacEwan University, Yale University, Beinecke Library, SUNY Buffalo, University of California at San Diego, and the British Library St. Pancras. Continue Reading…

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Candace Thayer-Coe (Cloud Art) at Wayzgoose

(The Alcuin Society Wayzgoose will be held Sat. Nov 4 1030-430 Vancouver Public Library Central Branch)

Candace began drawing, painting, etching prints and collaging while she lived in the Philippines. While associating with many artistic people and friends Candace learned how to make her own paper in the mountain town of Baguio City, with the help of the Duntog Paper Mill, a facility for hand paper making. There she learned Suminagashi or Japanese marbling as well, and  was also introduced to Turkish Marbling. Continue Reading…

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Gary Sim at Wayzgoose

(The Alcuin Society Wayzgoose will be held Sat. Nov 4 1030-430, Central Library)

Gary Sim is a long-time Alcuin Society member, donor, Amphora writer and artist, and Wayzgoose demonstrator. When asked to be the featured artist in Amphora 135 in 2004, he cut a limited edition print Lions Gate to accompany his other art work and an article on antiquarian booksellers. Since then he has created thirty limited edition prints, which include coastal and urban scenes. One of his many “works in progress” is an illustrated book on advanced linocutting and printing techniques, tips, and tricks. Continue Reading…

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This print was created for a linocut printing demonstration at TRAINS 2017, Nov. 11-12 at the PNE Forum. Gary Sim’s interest in railways comes in part from his work on BC RAIL Rock Gangs, which he wrote about in 2013 in his book Railway Rock Gang. See sim-publishing.com for further information on Sim’s prints, publications, and events. Continue Reading…

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A talk by Judith Poirier: Type in Multiple Dimensions: a lecture & films

The Alcuin Society is pleased to present a public lecture in Vancouver by Judith Poirier, one of three judges for the Society’s 35th upcoming competition, the 2016 Alcuin Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada.

DATE: Thursday, March 16, 2017

TIME: 7:00 pm

PLACE: Harbour Centre, 515 W. Hastings St., Vancouver – Fletcher Challenge Room

ADMISSION FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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Art of the Book 2018 CALL FOR ENTRY

Art of the Book 2018 is the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG) international juried exhibition of members’ work The exhibition will open in Victoria, British Columbia in August 2018 and travel for two years across Canada.
The Call for Entry is now available in English and French at www.cbbag.ca/exhibitions. Jurors, venues, and additional information will be available in May 2017. In the meantime, the Organizing Committee at
aob2018@cbbag.ca is ready to answer any questions.

 

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Judith Poirier: Type in Multiple Dimensions

By Marlene Chan

Judith Poirier has been selected as one of three judges for the upcoming competition of the Alcuin Society for Excellence in Book Design in Canada to be held in March 2017 for books published in 2016. She will deliver a public lecture in Vancouver about her work and working process, ‘Type in Multiple Dimensions’, on March 16th. Continue Reading…

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A Stop by Gerard Brender à Brandis’s Home Studio

I visited Stratford, Ontario a few weeks back to take in a new adaptation of the Henriad called The Breath of Kings being presented at the Festival. In between plays, I chanced by Gerard Brender à Brandis’ studio located in his beautifully restored Greek Revival Saltbox cottage near the town’s main street.

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The Book that Saved a City

(Editor’s note: The book discussed here is Living Past of Montreal: Passe Vivant de Montreal, by R.D. Wilson and Eric McLean. Here is the original review from the Ottawa Citizen, and here are some listings for sale via AbeBooks.)

In 1963, when I came to Montreal, the historic part of the city, called “Old Montreal,” was decaying and in danger of demolition. So much so that Dick Wilson, the art director of a local pharmaceutical company, set himself the task of spending weekends drawing various buildings before they were torn down. Graham Warrington, a Vancouver friend who was living in Montreal at the time, noticed him drawing and told me about what he was doing. Continue Reading…