The phrase good things come in small packages” may bring to mind a diamond ring in a blue Tiffany gift box, but it can be applied to the world of books as well, in the shape of miniature books. The Tampa Book Arts Studio has launched its first-ever Kickstarter campaign to assemble a project that brings an unpublished story of notable American woodcut artist J. J. Lankes into print in a fine, limited letterpress edition. They also reflect the challenges and difficulties in which arts organisations operate in the arts and culture sector within the South Asian region. For this reason, Philosophia is depicted in the illustration below as nourishing the Seven Liberal Arts. Test and innovate with properties and qualities of available materials, techniques, technologies and processes, combining two or more visual arts forms to test the boundaries of representation. Great meeting like-minded people who are bound by a commitment to cultural change (albeit in different contexts). As our movement evolves and engages with mainstream arts and cultural practitioners and organisations, we need to diversify.
Professor Helena Szépe of the University of South Florida, who researches and teaches on books of the Renaissance era, with a focus on illustration, both in manuscript and print, brought her talented, perceptive graduate and advanced undergraduate students to visit the Studio to see some of the basics of typesetting and printing by hand and to examine selected leaves from early printed books held in our Tampa Book Arts Studio Library collections.
My husband and I recently hosted our (belated) holiday party at 7 fine arts, and Sheri was such a pleasure to work with. The toughest thing is having to explain over & over again that the combat arts are traditionally inseparable from the traditional healing arts as well. Tight Modern 2016: Call for artists As Nicholas Serota joins Arts Council England as it’s new chair, it good to see that Tight Modern has a shout out for marginalised and disabled artists. Returning to Scottsdale by popular demand, 7 Fingers will present one of its latest tantalizing creations, Cuisine & Confessions. Priority will be given to centres that: are working with young people for whom access and inclusion is an issue and who will use the grant to support them to pilot, embed or develop their Arts Award work with these groups.
Just a reminder that the research project took place in Newcastle, North Wales and Derbyshire and it will be exciting to share new research and thinking around the impact of the visual arts on the lived experiences of people with dementia. With the end of 2015 near, the completion of The Rich Mouse” limited-edition project at the Tampa Book Arts Studio is also in sight!
The arts represent an outlet of expression that is usually influenced by culture and which in turn helps to change culture. In Years 3 and 4, learning in The Arts builds on the experience of the previous band. I started with a large paper stump, then moved to a smaller paper stump, and finally used a detail tool to bring out all the fine details of the pattern. Whether you’re looking for casual cocktail set up or sit down tables with a fancier feel, I highly recommend it 7 Fine Arts. Expect multi-disciplinary research findings – a handbook to support practice and future research – & challenging and liberating contemporary arts practice. Tenia here showing y’all what I did with the Avocado Arts Season’s Tweetings stamp set!