2018 Book Arts Jam Speakers Schedule & Introductions

WHEN: Saturday, October 18th from 10am-4pm
WHERE: Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto, California

11:45am -12:30pmKit Davey
Following the “Inner Gleam”
Kit Davey’s mission is to spread delight across the planet.
As a life-long artist, she has explored many art forms, and has found her calling as a book and paper artist.
She teaches book paper arts, and sells her work at various venues on the Peninsula.
Kit will talk about the fits and starts of her creative journey, offering tips to creatives hoping to devote more of their lives to their work.
She’ll delve into her requirements for artistic success: time, space, goals, confidence and “inner gleam resonance”.
She’ll also cover her artistic education, and the development of her style.
She’ll show examples of her work and works in progress.
Plus, you may also see snaps of the “creative chaos” in her studio! Come with questions!
12:45 pm – 1:30 pmKerith Lisi
Second Chances:
Discarded Books Rediscovered
Kerith Lisi is a mixed media artist in the San Francisco Bay Area working with discarded, salvaged hardcover and paperback books.
Having worked as a residential organizer for fourteen years, Kerith gained insight into the way belongings carry a story, past association, or hope for the future.
Kerith will share her process of puzzling together books in a collage patchworks and how she connects books with ideas universal to the human experience: nostalgia, second chances, the beauty of imperfection.
2 pm – 2:45 pmElaine Treharn
Medieval Book Arts

Elaine Treharne has been at Stanford University for six years, where she is the Roberta Bowman Denning Professor of Humanities, Professor of English, and Robert K. Packard University Fellow in Undergraduate Education.
She is the Director of the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis, and publishes widely on medieval literature and manuscripts. She is a Fellow of the English Association, the Society of Antiquaries, and the Royal Historical Society.
This talk will illustrate some of the key features of medieval book production, with an emphasis on the materiality of the book, and the influence it has had on subsequent book artists.
3:15 pm – 4:15 pmSESSION: “Teaching, Learning, Making”
Moderated by Don Drake  
Don Drake did commission bindings for thirteen years as Dreaming Mind Bindery.
Now retired, he spends each day following his erratic muse pursuing collaborative book projects, his own book arts, writing, woodworking, and landscaping. Dreamingmind.com
Kim Brown worked as a graphic designer for Apple Computer, Adobe, and Atari for 20 plus years, and decided to get back to her first creative passion: textiles.
Following a class with librarian and artist Jody Alexander, Kim was inspired to begin making more sculptural pieces and to use her own fabrics as book cloth. She is on a quest to listen to her creative voice and make art.
Kim Brown
Alison T. Gray, a graduate of Princeton University, is getting her Masters of Liberal Arts at Stanford University.
A poet, she had never heard of Artist Books until last year, when she built one for a final for a class based around a poetic form she believes she has invented: braided sestinae.
She also co-publishes a small local newspaper in Marin.
Kent Manske creates images and symbols to inquire, process, manage, convey and assign meaning to ideas about human existence.
He uses both traditional and digital print making and book publishing processes to create one-of-a-kind and limited-edition works on paper.
In 1992 he co-founded PreNeo Press in Redwood City, California.
His work can be found in public and private collections including the San Francisco Fine Arts Museums and the Oakland Museum of California.

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